Saving a Veteran’s Home in the Nick of Time
Mike is an 80-year-old veteran and member of the Greatest Generation. Before he got sick, he had always paid his bills on time. His home, for example, had been fully paid-off for years.
Unfortunately, as his medical bills outpaced his social security income, he defaulted on his real estate taxes. With his property taxes in arrears, a third party purchased Mike’s taxes and threatened foreclosure. Mike was on the brink of losing his home, which was his only asset. That’s when legal aid stepped in.
Mike frantically called the IL Armed Forces Legal Aid Network (IL-AFLAN) hotline (855) 452-3526), which is managed by CARPLS. With just days to spare, the hotline connected him with a pro bono attorney who was able to get an extension on the case and ultimately assisted Mike in saving his home.
This story demonstrates that legal aid makes a real difference in the lives of struggling veterans, helping them overcome crises like foreclosure and get back on their feet.