INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA – – An 82-year-old Inglewood woman is at risk of losing her 35-year-old home.
But Marie Riggins does not go down without a fight.
Marie says, “You have to kill me to get me out of here.”
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Marie’s home is in Carlton Square, a gated community in Inglewood across from the $ 5 billion SoFi Stadium.
She says, “They want this property because it’s worth a lot of money. The Rams are coming, get it out.”
When Marie lost her husband to pancreatic cancer a few years ago, she ran into financial problems. It fell behind on homeowners’ association fees.
The HOA claims Marie owes $ 38,000. She denies this amount.
Nevertheless, the Carlton HOA was sealed off on Marie’s property. A company then bought the title and tried to evict Marie.
FOX 11 contacted the company’s attorney, but he didn’t get back to us. Marie recently got a lawyer who started a GoFundMe page. He offered the $ 75,294 raised on the GoFundMe page to the company that bought Marie’s home, but says the company wants the property’s full market value.
Marie can’t afford to pay for it. If no agreement is reached, Marie will have to move out of her home on June 7, 2021.