DETROIT — A 101-year-old woman, Texana Hollis, who was evicted from her foreclosed house is expected to move back home next week.
The Detroit News reported that Hollis on Wednesday is expected to be back in the home where she previously lived for about 60 years.
Detroit Free Press columnist Mitch Albom and his charity S.A.Y. Detroit are helping to renovate Hollis’ house. The author’s charity bought the home from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to fix it up for Hollis.
Hollis was evicted Sept. 12 after her 65-year-old son failed to pay property taxes linked to a reverse mortgage and HUD foreclosed. Two days later, the department said she could return.
But that didn’t happen because HUD said the home was unsanitary and unsafe.
Tamer Construction of Dearborn installed new walls, floors, ceilings and a roof, a new kitchen and bathroom, carpeting, electrical system and furnace, The Detroit News said.
Hollis said she plans to bake cookies for visitors to the home on Wednesday, said Chad Audi, president and CEO of Detroit Rescue Mission Missionaries, which led the fight to help her.