Lincoln Park family behind in back taxes left in cold after city sells home

- Some families who sued several cities and  Wayne County over what they called illegal foreclosures are now facing eviction after losing their battle in court.

"Right now I'm homeless and I have no material positions," said Brandy Gutierrez.

Gutierrez says she purchased her Lincoln Park house in 2009. At some point she fell on hard times, and got behind on her property taxes.

She said arrangements had been made with the city and 60 percent in the back taxes owed were paid.

"You do what they say, you give them what they want, and then they sold it," she said.

What you have now is back and forth, court cases, but no luck.

"I think the city wrongfully sold it, that was the whole fight," she said. "If I had known or if I had been better informed or better notified, I wouldn't have given them all of that money. I would have started somewhere else new or I would have sold the house. They would have kept their money and I would have kept the equity."

Gutierrez received her eviction order, but she says the city did not give her an exact date. Come the past Friday, she claims all of her belongings had been removed from her home while she was at work.

"The locks were changed and what was left of my positions were broken or busted and left on the front lawn," she said.

Gutierrez said she paid $80,000 for her home on Kings Highway, and she didn't have a mortgage. So now, she and her attorney are seeking equity in the home for damages.

FOX 2 made a call to Lincoln Park City Hall for a comment, but have not heard back. Although she lost her appeals in court for the eviction order, Gutierrez and her attorney taking their case which is part of a class action suit to sixth circuit court of appeals.

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