The folks at Chase have really gotten into the holiday spirit. The bank has announced it won’t be forcing a 103-year-old Atlanta-area woman and her 83-year-old daughter from their home. Of course, this change of heart only happened after local news outlets reported that sheriff’s deputies and the moving company hired to remove her stuff refused to do so.
The woman, who is only a few weeks from turning the big 1-0-4, was to be evicted from the home she’s lived in for 53 years.
According to people familiar with the situation, the house had been paid in full but at some point a family member took out a loan against the house and didn’t make payments. Family members say they have tried to pay Chase and the matter eventually ended up in court, where a judge ordered the eviction of the woman who has lived through World Wars.
But after local TV stations, national media, and the mayor of Atlanta all took notice, Chase — which services the loan currently owned by Deutsche Bank — said it would not be evicting her.
“We will work out a resolution to keep them in the home,” a rep from Chase Bank said about the situation.
“That’s a blessing. God says he don’t fawn over what you can’t take,” the homeowner tells WSBTV. And about the deputies and movers who refused to Grinch up her holiday, she says, “I want God to bless them and he will. They won’t be able to count the blessing.”
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