Foster mother has big help in fighting eviction

December 31, 2011 5:17:11 PM PST
A foster mother of six children with special needs has high-powered support as she fights to save her home.

Cantina Matthews, who is to be evicted Thursday, spoke Saturday to the Rainbow Push Coalition. Matthews was supported by coalition president the Rev. Jesse Jackson and his son, U.S. Rep, Jesse Jackson Jr.

The congressman said he will try to persuad a Maryland bank not to evict Matthews.

"This week the U.S. government is going to intervene on her behalf through our office, and save Sister Mathews' home," the congressman said. "We'll work with you. And we the people will prevail."

Reverend Jackson blamed a nationwide mortgage crisis on a greedy desire for quick profits by some banks, and a lack of effective regulation.