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Town council to buy back elderly blind woman’s home

The town council in Cedar Lake, Indiana, is coming to the rescue of an elderly blind woman, who lost her long-time home in a property tax sale.

The small town southwest of Crown Point will buy the land that Dolores Pittman’s home site on.

An investor bought the property in a tax sale for $43, less than a dollar for every year the 67-year-old Pittman has lived in the house where her family moved in 1958.

He wanted to raise her rent to $300 a month.

The church that previously owned the land had charged her only $10 a month and Pittman couldn’t afford the increase.

Now the town will pay fair market value for the land and allow Pittman to live there rent free for the rest of her life.

After she passes away, the house will be demolished and the land will become part of a park which already partly surrounds it.

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4 Comments to “Town council to buy back elderly blind woman’s home”

    Ben said:
    December 6, 2013 at 9:20 AM

    I'm very proud the government.

    debra harris said:
    December 6, 2013 at 11:02 AM

    god is an awesome god

    Ismael said:
    December 6, 2013 at 3:32 PM

    Finally a town council with a head on their shoulders. The crooks in Illinois would never do something like this, They would let Her get evicted. It's Indiana not Illinois.

    esco said:
    December 6, 2013 at 5:19 PM

    Glad the outlook for Mrs. Pittman's situation has a positive resolution to it and the weasels were chased off. Kudos to the Town Council.

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