An elderly couple is being kicked out of their home right before Christmas. With nowhere to go, they say they'll be homeless, our affiliate KABB News in San Antonio reports.
Seventy-year-old Mary Flores and her disabled husband say they have two weeks to come up with more than $60,000.
"We we're doing good and then all of a sudden, boom, a couple of years, it just went up," said Flores.
Flores says she took out a $40,000 loan when she purchased the house. They were already struggling to make payments of $800 a month. Then, the bank increased monthly payments to $1,100.
"That's too much. It's only me working. That's what I make in a month," said Flores.
At that time, her husband was still working. Now he has type two diabetes, causing a lack of feeling in his feet and hands, and he can no longer work.
Flores is working at a San Antonio doctor's office to support herself and her husband. Most of her income goes to his medication and mortgage payments.
"I can't do it. I can't do it anymore. I'm running out of strength. I'm going to be 71. I can't do it," said Flores.
She tried to take out a reverse mortgage, but was told her home needed too many repairs. The bank has offered to buy their home, but Flores says it is worth much more than they are offering and they have nowhere else to go.
"In other words, they are going to leave us on the streets," said Flores.
A bill for $65,763.98 is overdue.
They have lived in the home for more than 45 years and now they worry they will spend Christmas on the streets.
"Where are we going to get that?... " Flores asked the bank representative. "He says well, start packing right now," said Flores.
If you want to help Mary Flores and her husband, they have a GoFundMe page setup called "Christmas Miracle For Mr. & Mrs. Flores."