April 22, 2014

To whom it may concern:

My name is Maria Francis, and Amandla CDC literally saved me and my house. When I first came to your agency I felt like a lost cause. My house was very near foreclosure, and the taxes on my home were long past due. I was greeted warmly and told that they could guide me through the Step Forward Program for Michigan’s Hardest Hit which is a program designated for people such as me who wanted to keep their home, and pay their delinquent taxes. I was basically taken by the hand and guided through the process from getting paper work to my mortgage company to answering my questions at length with grace and dignity Your staff is dedicated to their jobs and helping others, go above and beyond expectations.
Little did I know I would be a wonderful success story. I did and I am. Step Forward Michigan has recently put me in a better position to manage my payments and paid my delinquent taxes.If it had not been for Amandla CDC I don’t know where I would be. I wish I could do more as a show of appreciation. To say that I am grateful for what has been done for me would be an understatement. All I can say is Thank you, Thank you, Thank you to Felicia Turner, Juanita Lamar, and Jazzmine McDaniel. If someone says this is not a workable program, pull my file and show them. Keep up the wonderful work and God Bless.

Maria A. Francis