Kelsey McLennon has lived in Wauwatosa with her two siblings and parents for her entire life. When not busy with school, she enjoys dancing, running, and spending time with friends. She is a sophomore at Divine Savior Holy Angels High School, where she is involved in track, cross country, Latin club, and Irish club.
No one likes it and no one wants to hear about it. Sadly, it’s becoming a lot more prevalent in the lives of people in our neighborhood. Four houses (that I know of) within about a mile of my house have been foreclosed on just in the last several months.
Families who have been living in their homes for decades are being forced out because of financial situations that are sometimes beyond their own control. This includes things such as losing a job or health issues, both of which happened to people who live within two blocks of me.
It’s weird that one day my neighbors were walking their poodle past my house and overnight they were gone. There is a piece of paper in the window saying “NO TRESPASSING: this property is corporate owned.” What is even sadder to me is that there seems to be nothing I can do about it because the problem seems much bigger than any one person can fix.
Hopefully, this crisis will be over soon and these are the last foreclosures that I will see in Wauwatosa because it’s just tragic that some really good people have to leave such a great neighborhood against their will.