The 70-year-old is refusing to let any of that gradual her down, saying she’s only one class away from incomes her PhD.
“You can do anything you put your mind to doing,” mentioned Harper. “I always wanted my doctorate, and I had to wait until my children graduated from college and my grandchildren so I could help them.”
Finally, it was her flip. The retired particular training trainer mentioned she wished to maintain her thoughts energetic.
Five years in the past, she enrolled in an online program by means of Northcentral University working in the direction of her objective slowly, however diligently.
“I am on the Dean’s List,” mentioned Harper with a way of satisfaction.
Now, months earlier than she is about to graduate, as a substitute of celebrating a serious milestone, she’s anxious about her housing. She instructed Eyewitness News she obtained a name from an worker at her house advanced in The Woodlands space known as Fawn Ridge Apartments.
“[They] called me and stated to me I had 30 days to move,” mentioned Harper.
The grandmother mentioned a employee instructed her as a result of she was a full-time scholar, she not certified for her HUD housing help.
“And I said to her, ‘I am only taking one class. How can that be full time? I am only a part-time student,'” recalled Harper.
ABC13 tried to talk with staff at Fawn Ridge Apartments to clear up what seems to be a misunderstanding, however they refused to remark.
We additionally contacted the property administration firm, Envolve LLC, which relies in Alabama, however haven’t heard again.
A authorized skilled mentioned HUD housing doesn’t permit for a complete unit to be occupied by full-time college students. The restriction was put in place to keep away from dormitory housing and would not seem to use to this great-grandmother.
“If I was evicted at this point, I have no funds to move,” mentioned Harper.
ABC13 will proceed looking for solutions for the long run Dr. Betty Harper.
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