“This is all we had,” Mrs. Frye said. “If it hadn’t been for Legal Aid, I guess we’d just live in our car.”
“The Fryes, who live in Warner, had missed a $14 tax payment four years earlier…The land was sold at a county auction for $5,000. The Fryes could not match that, or afford a lawyer.”
Only when they turned to Legal Aid did a lawyer there discover a technical flaw in the county’s handling of the tax arrears and the Fryes got their home back.
(Story credit: Sabrina Tavernise and Trip Gabriel for the New York Times.)