Everhome Mortgage Company: Don't make my parents chose between medication or their mortgage
  • Petitioned Robert M. Clements

This petition was delivered to:

Chairman of the Board & Chief Executive Officer
Robert M. Clements
Executive Vice President, Mortgage Operations
Michael C. Koster
President and CEO, Fannie Mae
Timothy J. Mayopoulos
Director, Media and External Relations, Fannie Mae
Andrew Wilson
Senior Manager, Corporate Communications, Fannie Mae
Keosha Burns

Everhome Mortgage Company: Don't make my parents chose between medication or their mortgage

    1. Emilia Maria Rodriguez
    2. Petition by

      Emilia Maria Rodriguez

      Covina, CA

September 2012


My parents had twelve children and for the first time in their lives, they were able to own their own home in 2007. It was a dream come true for them, but now they could lose it all unless Everhome Mortgage will work with us to help save our home.

My sister, Mary Magdalene Rodriguez was 22 years old when she was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. She lived with our parents and our mom was Mary's caregiver and best friend. In January 2003, our mom was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease and as Mary's health declined, it became a challenge for our mom to care for Mary due to her own health struggles. My name is Emilia Maria and I quit my job to became a full time caregiver not only for Mary Magdalene but for our mom too. On October 29, 2010, my sister Mary, who was 34 at the time, passed away due to complications from Multiple Sclerosis.

Since Mary's passing, my parents have been struggling financially. I did not qualify to receive any compensation as a in-home-caregiver for my mom due to her Social Security income. The medications my mom requires to treat her Parkinson's Disease is increasing by the month. Additionally, my mom also struggles with Diabetes, Charcot foot on both feet and neuropathy in both legs, feet and arms. My dad struggles every day with pain in both feet due to an accident which resulted from pilon fractures in both ankles on November 13, 2006.

Not only have these circumstances been incredibly emotionally and physically challenging, but we're also struggling financially. We've sold off almost everything we have of value: our jewelry; my class ring; my mother's coin collection passed on to her by a family member. Every month, my parents have to make the decision to keep up with the mortgage payments or have money for food and my mom's medication. My mom has even started cutting her pills in half to save money so that we can continue to pay the mortgage. We want to stay in our house and keep making payments, but this situation is unsustainable. We need a loan modification due to our changed financial circumstances.
We submitted a request to Everhome Mortgage for a home modification starting on February 17, 2012 to help lower our mortgage payment. We have been denied four times, allegedly because my parents are making their mortgage payments on time and for this they are penalized. They should not have to live in fear of being homeless or making the mortgage payment and not purchasing the medications my mom needs to keep up her quality of life. They should not have to make the decision of making the mortgage payment or having food to eat for the month.

I've been told that Fannie Mae is the servicer of the mortgage. Everhome Mortgage and Fannie Mae need to have the decency and compassion to do the right thing and that is approve a home modification for my parents so they can live and have the quality of life they deserve. Will you join me in asking Everhome Mortgage to work with my family to help us save our home?   



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      Emilia Maria Rodriguez
      Petition Organizer

      We only need 816 more signatures to reach 4,000 goal. Please, I am asking for everyone to post this petition on your facebook wall, tweet it on Twitter , email it to a friend and encourage everyone to get involved in standing up against the mortgage company. My parents truly need your support and every signature we receive is one step closer to victory!! Thank you in advance for all your support!

    3. Reached 25 signatures


    Reasons for signing

      • almost 2 years ago

      They need you help please help them they are not saying they won't pay but at least be loyal to them in time of there need

    • Gracie Gray AVON, NC
      • about 2 years ago

      Good people who are trying to pay should be helped and the loan conditions changed. After all billions of our tax money went to help the banks now it is their turn

    • Kathleen Palmer WHITMORE LAKE, MI
      • about 2 years ago

      Our goal as American businesses and individuals should be to help keep people IN their homes!

    • Suzanna Rumon SR, CA
      • about 2 years ago

      zany rumon

    • Daniel Mayer PORTLAND, OR
      • about 2 years ago

      Housing is a human right. We have a social responsibility to protect the most vulnerable, especially when eviction is a death sentence.


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