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Foreclosure may be blessing in disguise for Houston-area family

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16-year-old George Everett and his 55-year-old aunt LuLa Gobert have had no running water or gas.

"It's been nights where we didn't have food," Gobert said.

But one thing they've always had, each other.

"He stood by me and I stood by him," Gobert said.

Even when it seemed like things couldn't get any worse, they did.

George's mother died about two years ago.

"Then a year later my mother passed," Gobert said.

With no way to pay the mortgage, the family's home now belongs to the bank.

"I mean this has been my home the only home I ever knew the only home he ever knew. Gobert said. "It hurts."

"Not only are they homeless they're squatters at this point because it's not even their home any longer," said Rhonda Menard with the non profit agency, Shay's House.

They can't take much with them.

There's only two things on George's must keep list.

His musical instruments and a box of ashes.

"We're going to try to get you an urn for your mom's ashes so you don't have to keep them in a box," Menard said to teenager.

Helping George and LuLa move and begin a new life are folks with three area non profit agencies, Career and Recovery Resources, Shay's House and Fertile Ground.

"The funds that we're privileged to have help with are really part of the safety net, the national safety net and this is just an example of where the money goes," said Steve Bolton with Career and Recovery Resources.

"We identify someone in their situation and they're asking for help we are here to help them," Menard said.

"We're just excited to help people understand that new beginnings are a great thing," said Gary Lane with Fertile Ground.

No matter what the future holds, George and LuLa will always have something no one can ever take from them. Each other.

"Everything that's been going on I'm not really tripping about it as long as I stay with her I'm good," George said.

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