OPINION | Dear GMAC

In March of 2009 Rosemary William’s home in South Minneapolis went into foreclosure due to predatory lending and an adjustable rate mortgage. Rosemary attempted to enter into negotiations with who she was told was the owner of her mortgage, GMAC Financial. On September 11 2009, GMAC requested Minneapolis police officers to forcibly remove Rosemary and her family from the home on the block she had lived on for over fifty years. The family was preparing for her grandsons second birthday party.  On September 20th 2009, as my family prepared for my youngest son’s first birthday at our home three blocks from Rosemary’s home, I drove by her house for the first time since the eviction. I noticed the metal boards on the windows and the security guard posted outside. Continue Reading