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.

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