Marshall Cooper was recently retired when he bought his home on Hartford Street in Dorchester.
When he couldn’t qualify for a traditional mortgage, the bank referred him to an alternative lender who offered him a loan with twice the interest rate. As the expense of caring for his aging parents made it harder and harder to meet his increasing mortgage payments, he fell behind. After two bankruptcies and a failed modification, the house went into foreclosure. Now Marshall, 75, is fighting eviction by the bank and doing everything he can to hold on to his home.
This piece is part of the on-going project We Shall Not Be Moved: Stories from the grassroots struggle against foreclosure. Learn more here: weshallnotbemoved.net
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