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Letter: A renter's perspective

Published: Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013 11:05 a.m. CDT

To the Editor:

I am a renter. I rent a property that Fannie Mae owns. I was told that I would be able to renew my current lease, once it was up. This was great, due to my son being in his senior year in high school. We wouldn’t have to move and he wouldn’t have to change schools.

I got a certified letter in the mail stating that Fannie Mae will no longer offer rental renewals. And my family and I will have to vacate by Nov. 31.

I decided to go on to Fannie Mae’s website to see if I can find a phone number to contact someone regarding this. And on their website, they have all this information about how they help the homeless, how they help renters and homeowners. I was in disbelief to see this.

I feel that Fannie Mae needs to reevaluate their policy. And be honest with people, don’t let people believe they can continue to live at a residence and then put them out. And put them out for no reason. I can understand if I was behind or late monthly with my rent. But I am not. I just don’t know where my family and I are going to find a place in a month.

I know I am not the only one going through this with Fannie Mae.

I am renter, but always a person. I am not asking for much, I just wish Fannie Mae would have extended my lease.

Lenikki Hall


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