One Texas woman is claiming she was forcibly removed from her home by police, even though she’s kept current on her mortgage.
Bea Humi was evicted from her home by El Paso county constables last week, a local NBC affiliate reports. But according to Humi, the eviction was both based on fraudulent paperwork and the result of orders from her lender Citigroup. Humi claims to have been paying her mortgage on time, but says the loan became delinquent after the bank began funneling her payments into an escrow account, a move she says she never authorized.
“This is my home," Humi told NBC 9. "I have the right to be here."
In Texas, where Humi’s home is located, one in every 870 housing units is facing foreclosure, according to RealtyTrac. As the foreclosure crisis continues to plague many Americans, some have been removed from their homes for questionable reasons.
Washington, D.C. resident Dawn Butler was removed from the home she shared with mother by marshals, even after Occupy protesters attempted to make the process as difficult as possible, ABC 7 reported earlier this month. Chase foreclosed on Butler’s landlord and kicked her out, even though she claims she paid her rent on time.
Even Marines aren't immune from forcible eviction. Arturo de los Santos moved back into his home after he was evicted by Freddie Mac, even though he claims that after his payments were lowered through a loan modification in 2009, his loan servicer JPMorgan Chase stopped taking his money, according to MSNBC.com. Then, JPMorgan and Freddie Mac, which holds the loan rejected his aim to bring it up to date, so he moved back into the home. Now, he’s facing arrest.
“We’re not going to just sit back and let Freddie Mac steal our home," he told MSNBC.
Some certainly haven't just sat back. Police abandoned their efforts to evict the Cruz family from their Minneapolis home after a standoff with Occupy protesters last month. In Missouri, police wounded one man after he opened fire when they came to evict him, the Columbia Daily Tribune reports.