City Council Member Karen Stratton walls through her deceased aunt's former home on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, in Spokane, Wash. She is at the end of a two-year battle getting squatter evicted from the residence. (Tyler Tjomsland /The Spokesman-Review via AP) The Associated PressGodfrey had taken out a reverse mortgage on the home, allowing her to convert some of her equity into cash to pay for repairs and medical expenses.
Chris Maccini gets by on a little less than $900 a month. He’s a graduate student in his second year of Eastern Washington University’s creative writing program, and gets by on the small stipend the university provides him. His wife, who’s getting a master’s in social work, is in a similar boat. Because their combined income is about $1,200 a month when school is in session, they would pay next to nothing in taxes under current law.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Karen Stratton doesn't cry often. But the city councilwoman teared up last week as she looked out on the High Drive Conservation Area from her late aunt's home on South Maple Boulevard. "We always used to sit out here and eat pizza and watch the raccoons," she said. For the nearly 60 years Stratton's aunt, Willabelle "Willy" Godfrey, lived there, the house was a family gathering place.
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