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|Gail McNeil came out to testify before the County Commission because she doesn't want anyone else to go through what she's suffering.|
Former auto worker Gail McNeil is "one of tens of thousands of homeowners in Wayne County alone caught up in the foreclosure crisis. She says she did everything she could to save her house.
"'Relentlessly, I think I've explored every avenue possibly given,' said McNeil.
"Before leaving town, McNeil shared her story with members of the Wayne County Commission, who are considering the Homeowner Protection and Neighborhood Preservation Act. The initiative... calls for a one year moratorium on sheriff's foreclosure sales and an investigation into the financial practices of banks...
"McNeil says she hopes to return to Detroit someday, and she hopes this effort will help other people in the future."
— Local Fox 2 News
April 7, 2011
At June 13 Ways & Means Committee hearing
Commissioners show support
for halting foreclosures
Citizens who speak out are making a difference
“The commissioners here tonight stand with the people. I know I do. Today encourages me and makes me know we're going to fight a little harder. We invited the banks, but they didn't show up – that’s their problem. The record is clear that there’s tremendous support for a foreclosure moratorium."
— Bernard Parker, Chair of the Ways & Means Committee, District 2
"I'm in support of this I will be voting for it. This is going to be a little bit of a long fight. We all are trying to work on this together and bring the pressure to stop the devastation we've heard about this evening."
—Tim Killeen, District 1
“I have gotten a lot of calls ... I heard Senator Levin talk so passionately about the things the banks are doing to hurt people. We're in terrible times but we can win if we all stand together."
— Martha Scott, District 3
"We've received many calls from the community... This issue is very important for the people of Wayne Country. Now is the time to see how we can act and help our constituents.”
— Jewel Ware, District 4
"Wouldn't it be a much better idea if you allowed people to stay in their homes even if they are underwater, even if they could only pay a part of the money? Those homes affect the property value of my home. I hope we are able to stop these horrible foreclosures."
—Irma Clark-Coleman, District 6
"I never have seen such a group of passionate, eloquent, informed citizens in all the years I’ve been on the commission. I’m impressed and moved by what we’ve heard tonight. I'm on board."
— Burton Leland, District 7
“It angers me to see the devastation foreclosure has done to our neighborhoods... People were put out for reasons that are unjust. We are definitely going to stand by you. Please stand by us, because we have a long fight ahead of us."
— Alicia Bell, District 8
“The banks took Obama money and then drove our citizens out of their homes, destroyed our credit… I find it most interesting that in the 1930s there was a 5-year moratorium. My father was probably saved by a moratorium.”
— Kevin McNamara, District 11