INDEPENDENCE, Mo. - A 41 Action News investigation helped keep an Independence, Mo., woman in her home just hours before she was supposed to be evicted.
On Thursday night, we brought you the story of Karrie Bloomer, who lost her Section 8 housing assistance after missing two annual appointments with Independence Housing Authority officials. She was set to be evicted Saturday.
"I got there I was just late because I didn't have reliable transportation," said Bloomer, who is paralyzed from the waist down and confined to a wheelchair.
She said she was denied an in-home visit by her case worker for her yearly review.
Bloomer’s landlord contacted 41 Action News because he believed she was being treated unfairly. He didn’t want to evict her – he just wanted Housing Authority officials to come to her home because she’s disabled.
After her story aired on Thursday night, Bloomer’s housing assistance was reinstated. She will now get to stay in her home.
"What you did made all the difference in the world…I don't know what to say other than thank you so, so, so, so very much," she said.
A representative with the Housing Authority said Bloomer will get in-home reviews from now on.
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