SUN-STAR PHOTO BY BEA AHBECK
Ethelda Lopez wipes tears from her cheeks as she talked about the financial and emotional hardship of foreclosure. The 51-year-old retired mother worries about how she'll provide food, shelter and a college education to her teenage daughters. Ethelda, her husband and one daughter are still living in the foreclosed home, and don't have somewhere to go once they're forced out.
SUN-STAR PHOTO BY BEA AHBECK Ethelda Lopez wipes tears from her cheeks as she talked about the financial and emotional hardship of foreclosure. The 51-year-old retired mother worries about how she'll provide food, shelter and a college education to her teenage daughters. Ethelda, her husband and one daughter are still living in the foreclosed home, and don't have somewhere to go once they're forced out. Merced Sun-Star photo by Bea Ahbeck
SUN-STAR PHOTO BY BEA AHBECK Ethelda Lopez wipes tears from her cheeks as she talked about the financial and emotional hardship of foreclosure. The 51-year-old retired mother worries about how she'll provide food, shelter and a college education to her teenage daughters. Ethelda, her husband and one daughter are still living in the foreclosed home, and don't have somewhere to go once they're forced out. Merced Sun-Star photo by Bea Ahbeck

Foreclosures take heavy toll on hearts and minds

January 28, 2010 05:57 PM

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