As per the Washington Post, Taylor acquired the house in 2004 but fell behind on payments, eventually signing it back to the previous owner. The previous landlord got involved in a mortgage fraud scheme, leading to Berendt acquiring the property. However, Taylor faced a doubling of rent and accumulated maintenance issues. Although she desired homeownership, she encountered numerous obstacles.

In February, the neighborhood made a collective plea to Berendt, asking for a delay in eviction. Responding to the community’s concerns, the landlord not only granted the request but also reduced the asking price to $250,000. Fahlstrom noted, “People listened to what Miss Linda was saying and wanted to do something. It was just such a clear and compelling story that everyone rallied for her.”

The unexpected support from her neighbors overwhelmed Taylor. A group of residents collaborated to establish a campaign site and fundraising page named Save Linda’s Home, where individuals could contribute any amount. The largest donation, totaling $200,000, came from a local church.

After approximately four months, Powderhorn Park residents raised $275,000, providing Taylor with the means to purchase her home and allocate the surplus for repairs and utilities. The 70-year-old expressed her astonishment at the kindness of her community, stating, “I knew my neighbors loved me, but I didn’t know how much.”

On May 31, 2022, Taylor officially closed on her home. The organizers of Save Linda’s Home joyfully shared the news on Instagram. Taylor remarked, “When it’s yours, it gives you a different type of feeling. I’m safe, I’m secure, and I have a home.” She added, “It’s been an amazing journey, and it continues on.”

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