When Andrew Meda, 68, fell ill three years
ago, he and his wife were thankful that they owned their home in
Hammond, Ind. But property owners in Hammond are not eligible for
relief. Last week, cold and starving, the old couple burned their house
down. "You can't eat a house," said Mrs. Meda as they were taken to a
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