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 of the building’s condition.

Texana Hollis was evicted Sept. 12 after her 65-year-old son failed to pay the mortgage. Two days later, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development said she could return.

But four months later, HUD says it won’t let Hollis return because the house is unsanitary and unsafe.    HUD doesn’t want to pay to fix up the house, and Department spokesman Brian Sullivan says it’s looking for outside agencies that might help get Hollis back home.

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Comments (6)
  1. George Bush says:

    Our precious blubberment at work!!! What a bunch of jerks, throwing an old lady out because of a few thousand dollars? But when the banks or corporations are in trouble, here’s a couple of billion dollars. No problem. And tell you what, it’s a gift, don’t worry about paying it back

  2. Cathy says:

    Given that her son wasn’t paying the mortgage, it’s not surprising that the house was also not being maintained. This is a sad story all around. The son should be ashamed.

  3. willa rivers says:

    to bad the friends had show the son up the only thing i can c y the son didn’t cuz he was sick, but if he really cared he would have made arrangments, what happened 2 honor thy mother & father, i mean bless her heart a lot of us don’t get 2 keep our mothers that long & she is not in a nursing hme.

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