"Silva Tellez remembers holding the phone in her hand and dialing the number that came on the letter about her mortgage. It rang and rang, she says, but finally a machine picked up.
"It said, ‘Your loan modification is denied,’" she says. "That was it."
Tellez was shocked. She and her husband, Alvaro, hadn’t missed a payment since their loan modification was granted. What they hadn’t realized was that the bank had already started the foreclosure process.
Today, the Tellez family is standing up, with help from the Chicago Anti-Eviction Campaign, and saying they won’t go, even if the sheriff comes to evict them, because they were victims of the sub-prime loan craze and foreclosure fraud."
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