This story broke my heart. Texana’s son is responsible for this mess:
…Warren Hollis, 65, failed to pay $7,000 in property taxes to keep a reverse mortgage taken out in 2002, despite months of warnings.
HUD foreclosed on the home, but they told her she could stay as long as she wanted. Then, they inspected the place and deemed it uninhabitable. HUD wasn’t willing to do the repairs. When her friend heard about the eviction, she took her in. That is awesome. Texana is grateful. Understandably, though, she said, “It’s just like living at home, but it’s not my home.”
When I read these stories, it irks me when the writer doesn’t include a number or e-mail so we can help. I e-mailed the author, Josh Katzenstein (firstname.lastname@example.org ), at The Detroit News for information on how we can help. I’ll update once I get the information.
I read a lot of the comments all over the web. Of course, there were a lot of political ones. But one blew me away. In a good way:
Daughtry Maher from the University of Memphis:
mrs. texana can come and live with me and be part of our family. I can accommodate her and my two (16 and 27 year old) children would love to have you. I am a disabled RN. I have rheumatoid arthritis.I can watch your health. My son and I will drive up and get you. You name the day and we will gladly offer you a home forever in beautiful, warm Pensacola, Florida. please pray about it. and let me know
Thank you for restoring my faith in humanity. Even if it is for 15 minutes or so.