RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) - Richmond School Board Member Tichi Pinkney-Eppes' home is in foreclosure and 9th district representative has filed for Chapter 13 bankruptcy protection.
"As a result of being elected to the school board I was let go from full-time employment with Communities in Schools of Richmond citing conflict of interest," Pinkney-Eppes explained in a statement. "This substantial decrease in income has made it increasingly difficult to honor my financial obligations. I decided the most appropriate way to manage my debt was to file a Chapter 13 bankruptcy allowing me to reorganize my debt and still pay my creditors."
That bankruptcy filing has allowed Eppes to stay in her home, thus not impacting her seat on Richmond School Board. Eppes' home was scheduled to be auctioned off this week.