Bed-Stuy community fights eviction of elderly woman

Members of the Bed-Stuy community are trying to stop the eviction of an elderly woman who has less than a week to leave her Tompkins

BROOKLYN - Members of the Bed-Stuy community are trying to stop the eviction of an elderly woman who has less than a week to leave her Tompkins Avenue home.

Mary Lee Ward, 82, was the victim of predatory lending practices, according to her lawyer, Karen Gargamelli. She says Ward borrowed a loan against her house years ago and that it kept growing even after she canceled it.

As News 12 Brooklyn has reported, Ward's neighbors and other activists first came together in August to block marshals from removing the Brooklyn grandma.

Gargamelli says that she thought an agreement had been reached with the new owner of Ward's house after the first protest. She says they're still trying to figure out what went wrong.

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