"I want to rent. So if they raise the rent I can get out. I can move. I can't move from here. I'm stuck," she said.
Stuck because her property taxes have increased again, and this year they have almost doubled.
"This exceeds my social security income," she said. "It's very stressful. I have a lot of anxiety over it. I don't want to depend on somebody else. I don't want to ask for help."
"I have to borrow it from my son who lives in Atlanta. He's going to have to help me. Could I get a job at my age someplace in the next two days?"
Monday, July 09, 2007
Forced Out Of Her Home By Higher Taxes
This is a story you're going to be hearing more and more every day. Judith Sturgess, a retired Indianapolis homeowner, learned her property tax bill doubled. It now exceeds her annual social security payments. She's put her house up for sale, and is asking for a loan from her son in Atlanta to pay the taxes in the meantime. She tells WISH-TV's Deanna Dewbury: