Friday, September 16, 2011

Nice Move

A 101-year-old woman in Detroit was evicted and literally dumped in the street after a bank foreclosed on her house over failure to pay taxes. But the Department of Housing and Urban Development, which had taken over the property, came to her rescue.

Admitting they made a big mistake, officials with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development said late Wednesday they will allow 101-year-old Texana Hollis to move back into the southwest Detroit home she was evicted from Monday.

And she can stay there for the rest of her life.

“We were absolutely thunderstruck when we understood that a 101-year-old woman was put out of her home,” said Brian Sullivan, HUD spokesman.

Sullivan said HUD officials have informed Hollis’ niece and granddaughter that Hollis can move back into the Carbondale Street home she has lived in for 50 years — as soon as she is released from Henry Ford Hospital, where she has been since the eviction.

Sullivan said HUD officials mistakenly thought Hollis’ home was a tax foreclosure before they reviewed the case.

But I thought government was evil, wicked and cruel. Where do they get off being nice to people?