Detroit Woman, 101, Gets Her House Back

Feds will pay her taxes and allow her to return
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 14, 2011 8:00 PM CDT
Texana Hollis of Detroit Gets Her House Back After HUD Foreclosure
This video television frame grab provided by WXYZ.com shows Texana Hollis of Detroit.   (AP Photo/WXYZ.com)

(Newser) – A happy ending in Detroit: 101-year-old Texana Hollis is getting her house back. HUD foreclosed on the home Monday and evicted the bewildered woman, who was unaware that her son had failed to pay property taxes to keep a reverse mortgage afloat. After the story made national headlines, HUD officials said today they would pay the taxes, get rid of the padlocks, and allow Hollis to return to the home she lived in for nearly 60 years, reports the Detroit News.

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"We just want to make sure that Mrs. Hollis knows that her home of many years is hers to live in for as long as she wants," said a HUD spokesman. Hollis has been in the hospital since the eviction. (Read more Detroit stories.)

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