Saturday Diary / Evicted with children; it’s got to stop

March 9, 2013 12:19 am
By Dan Simpson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

One of my sons and his wife bought a modest starter house. Next door to them was a woman with two of her children, 14 and 8, living in a similar house.

She had a job and, fleeing domestic violence, had bought the house with a subprime mortgage at a price above its market value. My son and his wife knew her and the two children. One child was gifted and in a magnet boarding school. The other had learning problems and a nice personality. Absent a father, he liked it when my son came out to throw a football with him.

A few weeks ago, my son told me that the mother and her family had been evicted…

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