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Texana Hollis, Evicted 101-year-old Detroit Woman, Gets Her Home Back

03/30/12 02:49 PM ET AP

Texana Hollis
In this Oct. 3, 2011, photo, 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

DETROIT -- A 101-year-old Detroit woman who was evicted from her foreclosed house is expected to move back home next week.

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.

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