Neighbors Raise $50K To Help Special Needs Man Keep His Home

A community in New Jersey rallied to support a neighbor in danger of losing his home. Lamar Harris has special needs and has lived in his family’s home on Cherry Circle in Gloucester Township all his life, but after the death of family members who cared for him and took care of tasks like paying taxes, he got behind. When his neighbors learned a $50,000 lein put him in imminent danger of foreclosure, they came together to help.

They organized a “Help Lamar Save His Home” campaign, which explains that “as a result of the death of his family members, his reading deficits, and his inability to understand finances, he has fallen behind on his property taxes.” People were happy to chip in and in less than two weeks, they raised more than $50,000 to pay the back taxes owed on the house. Now they’re working to find an attorney to advocate for him and have set up a bank account to help his housing issue.

"We, his neighbors, all agree he would not be able to function anywhere else," the donation page explains. "There is no place like home."

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