Home-loss horror stories

Foreclosure has many faces

By ALICIA HOWE

Maria Ester lost her home in Romeoville, Ill., in June 2007. After her husband left her and she lost her job, Ester moved into a house she could afford and put her belongings into storage.

"Since then, I’ve lived in three different places, and I’m moving again because no one will sign me a lease longer than six months," Ester said.