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Raised by 171 people in 12 months
My name is Susan Lindauer.  I'm racing to save my house from illegal foreclosure,  fighting  a dirty mortgage company.   To block any further action, I was forced to file bankruptcy, which  consolidates all my debts.  That's good!

HOWEVER in order to begin making payments required for the bankruptcy, I've got to QUICKLY  RENOVATE the top floor of my house into a separate apartment.  That will solve my problems.  I will be self sufficient again.  BUT I have no cash and no family to help me pay for the renovations.  

I need $11,500 to pay for the following: dry wall, a broken window replacement, new floors (very expensive, alas); new kitchen cabinets, a stove and plumbing hook up for a kitchen sink.   

It adds up fast.  But the rental income will pay for my bankruptcy!

What the mortgage company's doing now is straight up thievery.   The mortgage company  refused to apply 4 on-time payments  submitted in the month each was due.  Amazingly they deny the existence of the payments, regardless of bank statements and 2  letters of verification from my bank.   In court, attorneys argue the mortgage company has no obligation to "duty of care" to maintain accurate accounting records.

Over a dozen Judges have examined my payment proofs.  They're horrified. But the State of Maryland bars homeowners from filing countersuits for mortgage fraud.   

Many of you know that I'm a whistleblower. I'm incredibly proud that I spoke up about Iraq and 9/11, But speaking truth to power carries a cost.  Renting a basement apartment in my house has helped me survive all these years, and I know I'm making the right decision to secure my financial independence.  I just need help to make these renovations, or else I will be liquidated in the bankruptcy!  And then what?  Yikes!
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uys, I"m at the finish line of a brutal fight with my mortgage company. I'm at the stage now where bankruptcy court is ordering me to restart my mortgage payments THIS WEEK. The Kitchen is the only thing left to do. I paid for the cabinets, stove, countertops, sink etc. BUT I must pay for INSTALLATION, That costs about $2,500. The cabinet installation starts TUESDAY this week.

It's not a killer. I will have the capacity to go forth and survive with nobody to help me. But it's GOT to be finished!

I'm SOOO CLOSE. I assure you all that helping me now, to any degree that you are capable, will put me on a foothold to survive perpetually on a severely constrained income.

Please share this with your circle!


Susan Lindauer
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Hey everybody, it's happening! Construction is underway! My contractor dry walled two rooms. Next the floors are going to be replaced this week-- I've almost go enough, but I"m $400 short. A broken window has got to be replaced the following week. And then I need a small kitchen.

MANY THANKS to all of you who are helping make this possible! Costs are higher than I expected. I need about $2,000 to finish it, but I'm coming to the end!!! Today I'm painting!! BIG HUGS TO ALL OF YOU.
Construction Underway
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What a hair raising week! Yesterday the Maryland Court of Appeals accepted my wrongful foreclosure case on its JUNE docket. At the same time, my dirty mortgage company is petitioning the Bankruptcy Trustee to dismiss my bankruptcy protection.
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I just got very bad news from my Bankruptcy attorney. The dirty mortgage company is petitioning the Bankruptcy trustee to require me to start making payments again--- prior to the hearing of my case in the Special Court of Appeals. I had believed I was safe until then.

It is now more important than ever to complete these renovations for the top floor apartment in my house as rapidly as possible. That will solve the whole problem. The dry wall is done, but I've still got to install new floors & a little kitchen. Any donations would be a great blessing!
Work begins!
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