Ad-Express and Daily Iowegian, Centerville, IA

October 16, 2012

'What happened to helping our fellow man?'

Daily Iowegian

CENTERVILLE — Dear Editor,

What is wrong with our city government and its policies?

In March I was unable to pay my property taxes for the first time in 25 1/2 years due to losing my job and not having an income.

I only owed $62.

I then found out that my property at 806 E. Jackson St. was going to be sold at the tax sale in June.

I went to the treasurer's office a week or two after the tax sale and asked if my property had been sold and was told that it was not put in the tax sale. I have since received notification from the treasurer's office that my home had been sold in the tax sale.

Through all of this I have tried to find a job and I have applied for Social Security disability for depression problems and arthritis in my knees.

I have been unable to find an office job as I am not able to stand or walk for long periods of time.

How can the treasurer's office take my property that I own? The property that my ex-husband and I worked hard to pay the loan on. The home where I raised my son.

I am upset at Creek Holdings who purchased my property at the tax sale.

What happened to helping our fellow man?

I do not think it is right to take advantage of someone when they are down on their luck. Especially when you are taking someone's home and leaving them homeless.

Becky Clark