One of a series of three vignettes from a project called Standard of Living shot for the Detroit Free Press. In this project, videos are designed to help give human touch, a heart to the statistics and fact-driven stories that deal with the fall-out of job lost, housing bubble and retirement issues that lead to a decline standard of living for middle and working class America.

In Dearborn Heights, we visit with auto mechanic Ernie Brethet and his wife Alona as they pack up their belongings after losing Ernie's house to foreclosure.

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