(WXYZ) - ”I want my house back. That’s what I want, that’s all I want. I just want to get me my house back.”
That’s what 101-year-old Texana Hollis of Detroit says.
This after Texana was told for the 2nd time in 4-months that she is losing the home that she lived in for almost 60 years.
“I want to go back to my house. My husband Ira worked like a dog for that house, he worked two jobs and worked his hands off to buy me that house so long ago, and I want it back,” Texana says with tears in her soft brown eyes.
Last September 12thTexana was forcibly evicted from her home - kicked out of the house that her loving husband gave to her when he died in 1996.
At the time of the official eviction, all of her belongings were placed out on the street as well.
Yes, she was kicked-out, but just days later, after an avalanche of news coverage, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the new owners of the house, promised to let Texana keep her home.
HUD even promised to spend thousands of dollars fixing the house up for her.
But now HUD is going back on that promise, saying Texana’s home is just too damaged to repair. And the federal agency doesn’t want Texana to live in a house that they deem is unliveable.
Now for the second time in four months, Texana is heartbroken again.
But this time, the Call for Action team is teaming up with Mitch Albom and the Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries, as well as a group called It Takes a Village, to make everything that has happened to Texana right again.
We’re not about to let Texana go homeless. We are researching several ways in which we can help her, we are talking with her family, with her two closest sons, and within a week, we expect to have a solution that will solve all of Texana’s heartbreak.
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