Where Do Homeless People Come From, The Story Continues

In D.C., unpaid property taxes are sold to private investors, who then pay them, charge interest, and kick people out of their homes. AMERICA. (“One 65-year-old flower shop owner lost his Northwest Washington home of 40 years after a company from Florida paid his back taxes — $1,025 — and then took the house through foreclosure while he was in hospice, dying of cancer. A 95-year-old church choir leader lost her family home to a Maryland investor over a tax debt of $44.79 while she was struggling with Alzheimer’s in a nursing home.”)

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OH MY GOD this story. I just want to punch everything.

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