• ABC 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition' winner loses home


    ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. - The fight to save the dream home ABC's "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" built for an Altamonte Springs family and their ministry is over.

    Channel 9 learned the court has given the title over to the mortgage holders.

    At the scene of so much excitement seven years ago, Sadie Holmes, rarely at a loss for words or a plan, was too upset to talk on camera.

    ABC's "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" built the house for Holmes, her husband and their five children because of her inspiring story.

    Holmes beat an addiction to crack and started a nonprofit food pantry.

    Funding the growing need for her food pantry got too tough so Holmes took out a $50,000 mortgage on her house.

    When she couldn't keep up with the payments, the debt ballooned to $200,000.

    Attorney David Borack took her case in February to help her fight problems with the loan, but it was too late.

    "In my opinion, no, justice was not served in this case. The court gave us an opportunity to be heard, but at the end of the day the plaintiffs are not the lawful owners of this loan," Borack said.

    Holmes already sold most of the furniture ABC gave her.

    Now she's put everything she has left on the street. She's said she's afraid the street is where she may end up next.

    "I won't be homeless, I serve the homeless," Holmes had said in October.

    Her attorney has asked the title holders if they are willing to rent the house to Holmes.

    He has not heard back yet.

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