GARDEN CITY, Mich. - Garden City tax foreclosure victims are asking city leaders for another chance to get their houses back.
And on Monday night, the city council meeting got heated at times.
But council members spoke up against telling people who lost their homes, 'we're sorry you couldn't keep up on your payments, but this is your fault.’
The people of Garden City are losing their homes to tax foreclosure, casting insults on the mayor and city council.
After a long day of protests at city hall and fingers pointed at Mayor Randy Walker and council members, they're responding.
"This is not our problem, and I'm sorry for that. But you're in the wrong place. That's the way it is," said Pam King, City Council Member.
"It's unfortunate that you're losing your house, and trust me if I could help you I would. But the deed is no longer in our hands," said Walker.
City leaders say they've tried for years to help the eight home owners losing their homes. They were set up on payment plans, but couldn't keep up. Those houses are now in the hands of developers after being sold by the county.
Other city residents worry giving any more chances will mean they will end up footing the bills.
"Why did these homeowners not attend the city council meetings until Nov. 9, five months after the neighborhood stabilization was first mentioned," asked one resident. "We don't know what to do."
The people losing their homes left tonight without hope. Those people hired a lawyer, promising to investigate.