Brogan Webb claims Scotland Sanctuary has “failed to provide an alternative to homelessness” after she lost her mother to cancer just three weeks ago. She took to Twitter to appeal to the housing association
A student and her sister say they have to face I am kicked out from their home – after losing their mother to cancer just three weeks ago.
Brogan Webb, 23, who lives in Glasgow, and his sister Taylor, claim they were say to go by the Scottish Sanctuary housing association.
She claims Sanctuary has “failed to provide an alternative to homeless ”—and argued that the couple could afford to continue paying the rent on the property.
Brogan has arrived! Twitter to call the association and say she was told she had “no rights” to the home after her mother passed away.
She claims they could be evicted after two weeks, although Sanctuary has said they will have more time to find a new home.
Brogan wrote: “After losing my mom to cancer less than 3 weeks ago, my sister and I have been informed by @HelloSanctuary that we will be leaving the family home for the next 2 weeks, forcing us to become homeless people.
“I am not one to share my business online but this is so important.
“We were advised that since my sister and I both lived in student accommodation for the past 12 months, we waive all rights to the house after my mother passed away.
“They didn’t provide an alternative to homelessness even though we advised them we could pay the rent.”
Brogan explains that Labor MP Paul Sweeney has been helping her and her sister – but Sanctuary is still moving ahead with their deportation.
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The couple say they’re lucky enough to have family members move in with them – but worry others in similar situations could be left on the street.
Brogan continued: “My sister and I are not poor yet, we have a roof over our heads and can afford to stay where we are.
“We currently live in a three-bedroom apartment and are not naive to think we will be able to keep this one when it’s just the two of us living here.
“Sanctuary Housing has been dragging their heels in responding to my emails, not answering calls, and generally extremely difficult to deal with.
“Their lack of compassion during the worst time of our lives should be shared for all to see. (1 response from 5 emails.)”
She added: “Losing my mother and now all of her belongings and the house she worked so hard to make us invulnerable and has left me with an anger that I don’t even know. cannot describe.
“It’s easy for a person to become homeless.”
A spokesperson for Sanctuary Scotland said it was in contact with Brogan and Taylor.
They told The Mirror: “We are deeply saddened by the loss the family has suffered and we appreciate this is a very sad time.
“We spoke to Ms. Webb and reassured her that she would not be pressured to move out of this property.
“We share Ms. Webb’s view that this apartment should be offered to a local family in need of a three bedroom home and we are actively working with her to find alternative accommodation as much as possible. the sooner the better.
“We gave Miss Webb the opportunity to see a possible property next week.”
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