Marie Hatch's Eviction Fund
$45,505 of $60,000 goal
You can read about Marie's situation on the following link:
Marie worked very hard her entire life and should be able to stay in what has been her home for 66 years. She can't do it without your help.
Thank you so much.
I can't answer your question, as I asked gofundme to close this campaign almost one month ago and it was closed. You would have to take argument to gofundme for an answer.
Probate law doesn't require you to evict inhabitants to sell property. Also, despite state laws that allow one to evict an inhabitant to sell property, city laws can preclude you from it. If there is a law in Burlingame that says you can't evict someone because you want to sell property, it actually trumps the state law. Also, you don't HAVE to evict someone if you want to sell property. He just *wants* to sell it in order to get the 3 million so a mixed-use building can be built. It's cruel that condos should be "worth more" than this woman's life and her dignity.
This is intolerable. The landlord who inherited the property states he is giving this woman "plenty of notice." ??? 60 days is NOT plenty of notice. Ms. Hatch is 97 years old f'chryssakes, let her live her life out in the only home she has known, and THEN sell it. It's probably one of the many 2 bedroom clapboard cottages built 70 to 90 years ago, that line Bayswater Avenue (4 blocks south of Burlingame Avenue). What's 3 to 5 more years? Shame on him.
Matthew Barnes and Paul DeRibertino, this is not about contracts, rent laws or trusts. This is about doing the right thing. The landlord said he is doing this in order to get money for his sons - he never said he was following the terms of the trust. The woman only has a few years left. I am sure his young sons can wait.
I've said this on other sites, but I'm going to say it here. I don't care if you move her next door, IT _WILL_ KILL HER!!!! Anyone that tries to make her move SHOULD be tried for murder!!! Moving her is TOTALLY UNACCEPTABLE!!!! Let her live her final days IN PEACE!!
Hello Lisa, A thread began yesterday, on Facebook. There are a number of folks who would like to support Marie and Georgia during this most difficult time. This morning, I created a Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Support-Marie-Georgia-Eviction-after-66-years-Burlingame-CA-1659985704266269/ Please let us know, how we may best support them. My best, Dee
Mister Michael Hudson-Medina, you're wrong to post the owner's number publicly, if he is harassed I hope he reports it to the police and they will come have a chat with you. All you other people outraged, these two elderly ladies have lived there paying rent WAY under market value for so long, their rent doesn't even cover property taxes. The owner's family has been subsidizing their rent for YEARS, the current owner could have raised their rent or ended their tenancy 10 years ago and he didn't, and now he is the bad guy? They've been nothing but very generous to these ladies, and the elderly ladies' response is to call the media and have lawyers to stay in a home they do now own? I hope he at least raises their rent to market value if he can't evict them. This is ridiculous.
Thanks everyone. Well, almost everyone. And Linda Hunter-you are right. That's her home, and after 66 years, it's tough to pull up stakes. I agree, Nancy Singer. And Kathleen-exactly! Anne F.-you are also right. The landlord should not be harassed. He is within his rights. We just want a little more time for Marie. Michael Hudson-Medina-it is kind of you to become so passionately involved, but it would only make things worse. Melinda, Lisanne, Dee Dee, Beth, Pamela, Kim and Alison---THANK YOU for your supportive comments. I hope I didn't leave anyone out. Thank you all.
Matthew Barnes is right. Although this is about empathy, and many are willing to help, your description of the situation is incorrect and defamatory to the landlord. He did not inherit the property; he is the trustee and bound under the terms and requirements of the trust to do what the trust directed. And yes, laws do matter. I certainly hope you are not as dishonest with the money that you will collect as you were with your description of the situation. Money is not necessarily going to allow her to stay in the house (unless it's enough to purchase the house) but can help her move and settle elsewhere. You should be clear on that.
Suzanne, Caruso, I did read the story - it seems that YOU didn't. He did not inherit the house. The house is in a trust for his (and his murdered wife's) kids. He is executing the trust. His wife was murdered 10 years ago and he had been in control of the trust for 10 years, so yeah, he could have evicted them 10 years ago. I may be cold, but is this man supposed to take a financial hit and not think of his kids just because these ladies live in the house? They can move somewhere else, and he offered to help them but they refused. These ladies benefited from the landlord's generosity (with nothing in writing) and now they are causing him huge problems. What do you call it when someone, be they 97 and with cancer, think of their own interest and what they want, despite the law, and despite the generosity that this family showed her for so many years? Would you call that selfish, self centered and cold? Yeah. This lady is totally unreasonable. She should move out. Lisa Krieger, claims that she is raising money to help Marie stay in the house for 2 more months. Why does she need to be there for 2 extra months? She now has 36k, thanks to the generosity of strangers -something that she's so used to that she comes to expect. Why not move out now? I am sure a judge will see right through this when the time comes. the law is the law.
Lisa K. You have our Full support ! There's a lot of spiteful & Unnecessary Assumptions going on in some of these comments. I also think calling Mr. Kantz is Not Advisable. ( I, personally think it was not right for Mike to post that.) Doing the right thing does not promote spiteful actions, this is about showing Love & promoting Peace. Sure "the law is the law", but True Justic takes time & Life is not always fair.
I feel like the money should be spent to fight this eviction. Even if we were to find her a fabulous new house, this is the one she considers home. Think back to the last time you moved. Stressful, right? Not something you want to do while undergoing treatment for cancer