Shakiya- by any means necessary
At last year’s “Home Is…” storytelling event, guest speakers from The Tricycle Collective shared their experiences of fighting for their homes through the tax foreclosure crisis. Shakiya and her family were the victims of a land contract scam starting with Paramount Land Holdings. Paramount was operating a Ponzi scheme and they went under, only to be replaced by another real estate company that accepted Shakiya’s money without paying taxes. The home went into foreclosure in the 2015 auction almost without her knowledge, but she wasn’t giving up without a fight. At the time of this event, the family was desperately trying everything they could to have that winning bid in the auction. Written story here (also from 2015).