A community bought a home for a woman who was facing eviction to save her from being homeless.
Woman Facing Eviction
Linda Taylor first came to Minneapolis to help the homeless and needy nearly two decades ago. She was known as “Miss Linda” by the community and was loved by them. In February, Miss Linda faced an ordeal and it was her neighbors who helped her to return the favor she has given them.
Earlier this year, after renting the home for over 19 years, she was told by the landlord that she has to vacate the house. When the community heard about the news, they rallied to the landlord to save her from being homeless. They pleaded with him to let Miss Linda stay.
The landlord’s heart was touched by the great effort and reconsidered his decision. Instead of evicting her, he offered Miss Linda the option to buy the house for $275,000. However, at the age of 70, she didn’t have the money to pay for it.
Community Buys A Home
In order to return the favor of her volunteer work for the community for nearly two decades, they joined together to raise the money needed for Miss Linda’s home. They were able to raise the entire cost of the house and on the 31st of May, Miss Linda legally owned the house. She expressed her gratitude toward her community.
“It makes me feel so good,” she said in an interview. “Everything that I have given, it’s coming back to me, and I want to continue to give. I love this neighborhood.”
Steven Smith, one of her neighbors in the Powderhorn community, is happy to save her from being evicted.
“We have a lot of good people in the neighborhood, but she’s the brightest star of it. Everyone likes her. I’m so happy things worked out for her.”
On June 5, the entire neighborhood got together to honor Miss Linda’s dedication to them.
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Reference: The Washington Post
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