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From Foreclosure to Eviction: One Family's Struggle to Recover

When Vanessa and Richard Bulnes got an eviction notice, it felt sadly ironic. The Bulneses were unable to pay the rent because their corporate landlord took three years to remediate high levels of lead in the backyard soil, which caused Vanessa to lose her business — a family home child care that she had run for more than 20 years.

“There were nights where I would wake up and think, ‘We’re squatters.’ And we felt really bad about that because it was never our intention to not pay rent,” Vanessa said. “Because after you lose a house for not paying your mortgage, we knew that’s not the way to go. This was like a second chance. We didn’t want to be at the mercy of somebody saying, ‘You gotta get out’ again.”

It was the latest in a string of injustices that happened to the Bulnes family: first, loan modification fraud, then foreclosure, now the threat of eviction. Their story is emblematic of a bigger problem: the disproportionate loss of African-American and Latino wealth during the foreclosure crisis and the obstacles to build up that wealth again. Between 2007 and 2013, so many African-American and Latino homeowners in Oakland were wiped out by foreclosure that entire neighborhoods were transformed. Many of the homes that were lost ended up in the hands of corporate investors, who then rented them out, sometimes to the same families who had lost their own homes. And that put those families, like the Bulneses, at risk of much more loss.

Mount Pearl couple plan to pay off mortgage, take family vacation ...

After winning Set for Life, Lynn and Jim Yetman plan to get rid of a few things, including mortgage and credit card debt.

"I can't explain how I'm feeling at this moment. It's amazing to be debt-free. Freedom at 55!" said Lynn Yetman on Monday at a news conference announcing the Mount Pearl couple's win.

The couple also plan to buy a few things: in addition to the already-purchased new SUV, there are plans for a family vacation — and more lottery tickets.

Lynn Yetman said she was feeling sad the morning she walked into a Marie's Mini Mart and bought a scratch ticket that won her $50. Yetman bought $50 worth of tickets, including five Set for Life tickets, before going back to her home-care business, A New Beginning. From those tickets, Yetman won $14.

Office manager brought back more tickets

"My office manager, he was going over for a drink around 3 o'clock, he said, 'Do you need anything?' I said, 'Yeah, pick me up some Set for Life. I said, 'Three Set for Life and two one-dollar Nevadas.'"

Can a family member leave another family member a house with a 1st mortgage still on it in their will?

my mom has a home that she is still paying her first mortgage on, she says that if she passes away she wants to leave me the house in her will so that I would keep it in the family. Would the bank allow that to happen?


The bank would need to be paid off in full before you get the house. You cannot take over another person's mortgage.