Neighbors overturn woman’s eviction, pitch in to help her become a homeowner

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The south Minneapolis community is banding together to help a woman buy her home after she was threatened with eviction.

Linda Taylor, a resident of the Powderhorn area for 18 years, has worked as a volunteer for two decades, lending help to the unhoused or anyone who needs it.

“I always been in the neighborhood doing volunteer work and artwork and so on and so forth,” Taylor said. “I’m just a mother of the neighborhood.”

This year, Taylor faced a threat of eviction, but the community stepped up to help to reverse the decision, allowing Taylor to stay in her home — and giving her the opportunity to buy the property before the end of June.

On Sunday, the community came out to a fundraiser at Modus Locus, an art gallery just a few blocks from Taylor’s home. All proceeds went toward helping Taylor buy her home while she lived a dream of her own.

“This is really my very first official art show and a gallery in my own neighborhood. So that’s just everything to me,” Taylor said.

Taylor’s art pieces were on display for the first time in a community she hopes to call home — for life.

People who couldn’t make it to Taylor’s art show on Sunday can still donate online.