Blind woman gets home back after eviction

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CEDAR LAKE, Ind. (AP) — A blind woman evicted last year from her home of more than a half-century is preparing to move back into the lakeside cottage after a northwestern Indiana town granted her its ownership for the rest of her life.

Sixty-eight-year-old Dolores Pittman was evicted from her home near Cedar Lake last year after it was sold in a tax sale that stemmed from a government tax-recording error.

Pittman’s family moved into the home in 1958 and eventually purchased the cottage, but not the surrounding land, which belonged to a church group.

Cedar Lake clerk-treasurer Amy J. Gross tells The Times of Munster the town purchased the house for $66,000 and granted Pittman its ownership for the rest of her life.

Pittman expects to be back home by Christmas following repairs. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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