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1Evicted 101-year-old Detroit woman can't go home

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In this Oct. 3, 3011, photo, Texana Hollis, 101, reacts after discussing her eviction in Detroit. Hollis, was evicted from her home in September because her son, Warren, failed to keep up with mortgage payments. After the eviction, Hollis collapsed and went to the hospital. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development said she could stay in the home as long as she wanted, but she has yet to move back in because the home is not in a livable condition. (AP Photo/Detroit News, John T. Greilick) DETROIT FREE PRESS OUT
Texana Hollis, 101, talks to her friend Pollian Cheeks granddaughter Jahzara after discussing her eviction in Detroit. Hollis, was evicted from her home in September because her son, Warren, failed to keep up with mortgage payments. After the eviction, Hollis collapsed and went to the hospital. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development said she could stay in the home as long as she wanted, but she has yet to move back in because the home is not in a livable condition. (AP Photo/Detroit News, John T. Greilick) DETROIT FREE PRESS OUT

In this Oct. 3, 3011, photo, Texana Hollis, 101, talks to her friend Pollian Cheeks …

DETROIT (AP) — The federal government now says a 101-year-old Detroit woman it promised could move back into her foreclosed home four months ago can't return because the building's unsanitary and unsafe.

Texana Hollis was evicted Sept. 12 and her belongings placed outside after her 65-year-old son failed to pay property taxes linked to a reverse mortgage and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development foreclosed on the home.

Two days later, the department said she could return. But now, HUD said it won't let Hollis move back in because of the house's condition. She had lived there about 60 years.

"Here I am, 100 years old, and don't have a home," Hollis said, rounding off her age. "Oh Lord, help me."

Department spokesman Brian Sullivan told The Detroit News (http://bit.ly/yoTW9X ) that an inspection determined the house "was completely unsuitable for a person to live in."

"We can't allow someone to live in that (atmosphere) now that we are essentially the owners of the property," Sullivan said. "The home isn't safe; it's not sanitary. It's certainly not suitable for anyone to live in, especially not a 101-year-old mother."

HUD doesn't want to pay to fix up the house, but Sullivan said the department's seeking other agencies that might help with the work and get Hollis back into her home.

"We're not giving up," Sullivan said. "We're talking with anybody and everybody about solutions to this situation, but the condition of the property is a challenge."

After hearing about her longtime friend's eviction, Pollian Cheeks, 68, offered Hollis a room at her home within a mile of Hollis' house. Hollis, who once taught Cheeks in Sunday school at St. Philip's Lutheran Church, agreed to the invitation and has been staying at Cheeks' house in the meantime.

"Polly's just as nice to me as anybody could be. She goes out of her way to help me," Hollis said, holding back tears. "It's just like living at home, but it's not my home."

Hollis's son took out the reverse mortgage for the $32,000 assessed value of the property, an option that HUD permits for the elderly. HUD took control of the mortgage after the amount paid to the family exceeded the value of the house in 2006.

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Oct 3, 3011...Not only once but twice

Why would she want to go home? Sounds like she was livin' in squallor.

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Why would she want to go home? Sounds like she was livin' in squallor.
She had lived there 60 years it says, it was her home. Neither of us know the true extent of the problems but hopefully action can be taken to make the place liveable and get her home ASAP.

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What has the world come to when a 101 year old gets evicted? After a certain age this kind of thing just should not happen.

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I hate how elderly are treated.






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I hate how elderly are treated.
Yet you walk right through begging grannies as if they ain't there.
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I did not just walk by






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How can anyone make a decision on eviction of a 101 years old?! This is so abnormal I can't even find words. Who cares if there were legal grounds for that eviction?! Even lawyers and judges and bankers should stay human.
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Why would she want to go home? Sounds like she was livin' in squallor.
Only you Meanwhile, she's lived there for 60 years for fucks sake. The bastards in charge have no hearts

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Only you Meanwhile, she's lived there for 60 years for fucks sake. The bastards in charge have no hearts
Not a word about the deadbeat son, just put the blame on everyone else! Go figure

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Not a word about the deadbeat son, just put the blame on everyone else! Go figure
You're such a judgemental prig

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So they lived in a home for 65 years and it wasn’t paid for? Sounds like the son con his Mom into a loan or something. And mortgages don't go beyond 30 years.

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Warren Hollis, said he didn't pay the bill for several years and disregarded eviction notices.

"I kept it from her because I didn't want to worry her," Warren Hollis told WXYZ-TV for a report that aired Monday night. "I was just so sure it wasn't going to happen."


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Warren Hollis, said he didn't pay the bill for several years and disregarded eviction notices.

"I kept it from her because I didn't want to worry her," Warren Hollis told WXYZ-TV for a report that aired Monday night. "I was just so sure it wasn't going to happen."


Perhaps he was awaiting Barry's help.
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You guys are getting mad at the wrong person here. It clearly states that her son took out a reverse mortgage on the house and then didn't keep up with the payments. If you want to roast someone it should be her son, for taking out a new loan on the house and not paying for it.
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