Bruce Main, the president of the Urban Promise youth program, said former office manager Victor Marrero was unable to pay the property taxes and utility bills for the five-bedroom home he received on ABC's "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," the Philadelphia Inquirer said Saturday.
Main, whose group donated the property used for Marrero's new home, said his program will be purchasing the home for $275,000.
Marrero was given the home in August 2007, months after "20/20" detailed how he and his son Billy Joe were living in a cockroach-infested home in Camden, N.J.
Urban Promise chose to purchase Marrero's new home after the group stopped Marrero, who collects a $939 monthly pension, from putting the home on the market at an asking price of $499,000.
"It's not the way (Marrero) wanted the story to end, but I think he would see himself in a much better position than he was two years ago," Main told the Inquirer.
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