RICHMOND, TX - One Houston-area man is fighting to save his home. Kayode Hamed, 59, lost his home in a foreclosure two years ago, but he says he never heard from anyone about a potential default.
"We do not dispute the fact that he owes the money, but he was basically robbed of his legal right to fight for his home, when Citi Mortgage failed to notify him that there was a foreclosure process in place," said Houston foreclosure specialist, Latrice Martin-Gault.
Gault has stepped in to help Hamed negotiate with the bank to get a more affordable payment, but the bank still wants him out, for good.
According to Fort Bend County court records, Hamed's house was foreclosed on in 2013, but it wasn't until two years later that Hamed says he was given notice to move out.
"In court, the judge stated, here is my problem, I show that the mortgage was $192,000 but the property was sold for $400,000. Someone owes him some money," Gault further said.
Hamed appealed the eviction, and has less than three months to come up with roughly $200, 000 or get out. A Go Fund Me page was setup to help Hamed raise the funds. So far he's got almost $500, but he's got a long way to go.
No word from the attorneys representing the bank that took this disabled man's house. However, you don't have to be an accountant to see something doesn't add up.
Perhaps a judge will tip the scales of justice.
Go Fund Me link