By Gwen Davis
It’s a story that speaks volumes to how many West Seattleites were never able to recover from the great recession.
West Seattle’s Vera Johnson, operator of the Village Green Perennial Nursery, has fought long and hard to retain control of her home, land and business near White Center at 10223 26th Ave SW.
However, as of this past week, she has given up the fight.
Johnson gained notoriety when Bank of America began foreclosure proceedings against her in 2011. Press coverage of her dilemma resulted in a new loan which Johnson maintains she faithfully made payments on. Her loan was later sold to Greentree Financial who now states that she has missed payments and has begun foreclosure proceedings against her again.
At first she chose to rejoin the fight, producing a web page, a video story on Vimeo and a GoFundMe campaign to raise funds. But Johnson announced via Facebook last week that she has given up that effort.
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