101-Year-Old Detroit Woman Evicted In Foreclosure

UPDATE 9/15: HUD said they will pay the taxes and let the super-senior return to the home.

DETROIT (WWJ/AP) – A 101-year-old woman was evicted from the southwest Detroit home where she lived for nearly six decades after her 65-year-old son failed to pay the mortgage.

Texana Hollis was evicted Monday and her belongings placed outside the home. Hollis’ son Warren told local media he didn’t pay the taxes for several years and he had received several eviction notices earlier, but didn’t tell his mother about them.

Hollis has lived at the home for 58 years. Her son lived with her.

Wayne County Chief Deputy Treasurer David Szymanski told The Associated Press that the Hollises took out an adjustable-rate mortgage in 2002. A default and foreclosure notice was filed in November.

“They ended up owing $80,000 on the home,” Szymanski said. “Warren indicates he did not make the payments. He got the notices, but threw them away.”

County records show that property taxes were paid on the home through summer 2010. A winter tax bill of $55.95, including interest and fees, was unpaid, and a $778.44 summer tax bill was due this month.

A neighbor is letting them live in a rental house, and her belongings were being moved there. Others are working to get Hollis back into her home.

On Monday night, she was taken to a hospital for evaluation after she became disoriented.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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