I have lived in this small two-bedroom house on a quiet residential street in Pasadena, CA for a little over two years. I've put a lot of my own money into the house, maintained it myself and always paid rent on time. That is, until eight months ago when, like a lot of people, I lost my job.
My landlord has been very understanding and not pressured me to move. I borrowed money from family to pay a portion of the back rent, but then my house was robbed.
On the morning of May 13th, I came home to find two men robbing my house. As they fled the scene they opened fire on me with a handgun and I was shot. Additionally they got away with the cash I had on hand to pay the back rent.
Yesterday my landlord advised me that the house is, or will be, in foreclosure as a result of the rent not being paid. He owns another property also in foreclosure. The demand notice from Bank of America asks for $11,000.00 to be paid by June 10th.
What are my options as a tenant?