In a sign that things have really gone awry, a 90 year old woman, Addie Polk, who was being evicted from her foreclosed home, shot herself two times. This tragedy has become a national story.
According to CNN, “Fannie Mae said it will set aside the loan of a woman who shot herself as sheriff’s deputies tried to evict her from her foreclosed home. On Friday, Fannie Mae spokesman Brian Faith said the mortgage association had decided to halt action against Polk and sign the property “outright” to her.
‘We’re going to forgive whatever outstanding balance she had on the loan and give her the house,” Faith said. “Given the circumstances, we think it’s appropriate.'”