97 Year Old Cancer Survivor Being Evicted from the Small Home She Rented for 66 YEARS

97 Year Old Cancer Survivor Being Evicted from the Small Home She Rented for 66 YEARS

Can you imagine kicking a 97-year-old CANCER SURVIVOR out on the streets from the house she has lived in for 66 years? One greedy landlord can. This is absolutely sick:


The community of Burlingame, California is rallying around a 97-year-old cancer patient who faces eviction from the home she has lived in for nearly seven decades.

Marie Hatch, 97, says she first moved into her home 66 years ago when her friend Vivian Kruse owned the cozy cottage.

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Hatch claims Kruse gave her a verbal promise that she could live in the home until she died – a promise that was guaranteed by Kruse’s daughter and then granddaughter.

But after Kruse’s granddaughter died in 2006, her husband took control of the home and now he is pushing to sell the property.

Hatch and her 85-year-old roommate Georgia Rothrock were served with eviction papers on February 11, giving them 60 days to vacate the property.

The new landlord says the home was bought by his wife’s ancestors for just a few thousand dollars. The home’s value on Zillow is now estimated at $1.2million or $3,200 in monthly rent. Hatch and Kruse pay a combined $900 in rent each month.

Neither single woman has family they can live with and they fear they will be left homeless since the neighborhood around them has grown exponentially pricier as the Bay Area has become one of the most expensive areas to live in the country.

When asked where she’ll go if she’s kicked out of the cottage-style home, Hatch told CBS San Francisco: ‘I haven’t the slightest idea. I don’t know where I’m going to go. What I’m going to do. I really don’t. Keeps me awake at night.’

Her roommate added: ‘I’ll be out on the bus stop bench surrounded by my boxes of my beloved books. And that’s all I can foresee.’

This is so sad. I hope that she finds a place to go. It’s too bad that the money monster has turned someone into a monster that would dump two elderly women in the street.

Written by Katie McGuire. Send your hate mail to the author at [email protected], or feel free to mean tweet me at @GOPKatie, where I will be sure to do very little about it.


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