The recession knocked Michael Dye off his feet. A Grupe program helped him up and dusted him off
Like thousands of other San Joaquin County residents, Michael C. Dye's financial stability collapsed during the new millennium's first decade.
His personal crisis wasn't triggered by foreclosure, but it did lead to the loss of his home.
Dye's story includes soaring cost-of-living increases, a heavy debt load, medical expenses for an uninsured adult child, college expenses for another, roof repairs, a second mortgage, a loan twice the size of the home's value.
And then early last year: personal bankruptcy.