Help Diane remain in her home
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Diane is 73 years old and has been mentally disabled by Panic disorder and Agoraphobia for almost 50 years. She is an intelligent, educated, creative person whose life has been ruined by these disorders. She is faced with the possibility of losing her home because, having borrowed to save her 40-year-old floral business. During the great recession she was unable to keep it open, could not find a buyer, and now has limited financial resources and a large mortgage. Many people have lost their homes and had to move on. Her disorder determines her ability to have much flexibility. She needs to be in a place where she feels secure. Her "safe place" is her home. Even though her disabilities are covered in the Americans with Disabilities Act and HUD guidelines, Bank of America will not consider modifying her loan. There seem to be no teeth in mental health laws. An English major from the University of California, she is writing a book about her experiences in order to help others recognize their illnesses. Many General Practitioners often are unable to diagnose them. It will be another year or two before her book is on the market and we hope that it will help her financial situation. In the meantime she needs to pay a hefty mortgage and property taxes.