With her husband, Kwame Kilpatrick, behind bars, Detroit’s former first lady, Carlita Kilpatrick, has fallen on hard times in Texas, losing her job and her lease on the family’s extravagant 5,000-square-foot home in posh Grand Prairie.
According to neighbors, the Kilpatricks’ furniture and numerous household belongings were out on the curb on trash pickup day July 15, three days before the family officially moved out of the five-bedroom home they rented for $2,600 a month. According to Dallas real estate agent Will Butler, Carlita Kilpatrick was not evicted, but the owner of the house chose not to renew her lease. Butler did not elaborate, stating only that the house is now on the market to be leased again, this time for $2,799 a month.
It is not known where the Kilpatricks moved, but sources familiar with Carlita Kilpatrick’s plight said that the family’s church, The Potter’s House in Dallas, founded byBishop T.D. Jakes, is helping them out. Officials with the Potter’s House did not return calls or e-mails for comment.