Good news for a Chattanooga family, threatened with foreclosure.
We first told you about the Moore family last month, when foreclosure was days away. Tonight, we can tell you how we helped this mom with a special needs child, to stay, where the child is most comfortable.
"That my house wasn't taken, it's a miracle," says Mrs. Moore. "From December through the first part of May, I was told there was absolutely nothing that anybody could do for me.. they told me I needed to sell my house."
Mrs. Moore remembers the days before her mortgage company was to foreclose on her home, which would have thrown her and her special needs son Charles Moore Junior, out on the street.
Charles, Jr. is blind, and has orthodics problems.
Margaret's ex-husband is thousands of dollars behind on his child support.. she says, if he'd paid what was court-ordered, her mortgage payments would not have gotten behind, and the mortgage would not have gone into foreclosure.
"As soon as you called, everything changed," she says.
We told Mrs. Moore about a program called Keep My Tennessee Home, which uses federal dollars to help people who are behind in their mortgages.
That foreclosure is now cancelled. "In 3 weeks time, you did what I couldn't get done in 6 months," she says.
Her ex-husband told us last month, he knows he's way behind in his child support payments.. the state says, to the tune of more than 15-thousand dollars. Mrs. Moore says, she knows she'll have to push her ex to do his part, and says, her experience is a lesson for all custodial parents waiting for back child support.
"If you don't want to participate in your child's life, nobody can make you do that," she says, "but don't make it difficult for the other person to do what they need to do."
We were happy to help the Moores avoid foreclosure.. if you're interested, the program again is Keep My Tennessee Home, it's administered through the Tennessee Housing Development Agency.
Click here for more information about the program.
By Calvin Sneed