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article imageWoman, 103, won't be evicted from her home after all

By Leigh Goessl     Dec 1, 2011 in World
Atlanta - A 103-year-old woman and her daughter will not have to leave their home after all. In what has been an ongoing battle for the last few years, Deutsche Bank had planned to remove the two women from their home on Nov. 29.
According to WSBTV Channel 2, "Channel 2's Ryan Young was there when the family started thanking God for the miracle. At just three weeks shy of her 104th birthday, Vinia Hall has shared her home on Penelope Road in Northwest Atlanta with her daughter for 53 years."
"I love it. It's a mansion," Hall said about her house.
Fulton County sheriff's deputies arrived to the Atlanta home on Tuesday, along with a moving company hired by Deutsche Bank, to have the two women removed from their home - permanently. Despite the fact the group arrived to serve the eviction notice, in the end, they refused to evict the woman and her 83-year-old daughter from their home.
ABC News reported, “It was a cold, nasty day,” said Tracy Flanagan of the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office. “When the deputies got there, all they had were names on a paper. You have to use sensitivity and take a second look at it.”
This story started back in 2008 when a grandson, Ali Muhammad, who is the legal owner of the home, received a foreclosure notice after he'd neglected to make some payments. He took the case to court and lost as the court ruled in favor of the bank and an eviction notice was issued in 2010 and scheduled for this past Tuesday.
Seemingly the bank loan is held by Deustche Bank, but is being handled locally by JPMorgan Chase. Reports say family members tried to pay the loan, but "were having a difficult time getting Chase to accept a payment."
Now it looks like they'll be able to remain in the house they have shared for the last 53 years.
When Young asked Hall if she was worried about being forced out of her home, Hall responded,
"No, I knew that they know what they were doing. God don't let them do wrong."
While Hall appeared relatively calm about the matter, her 83-year-old daughter was not. Reportedly the idea of eviction was too much to bear and she was rushed to the hospital due to a breathing problem; reports say she has now returned home.
"Please don't come in and disturb me no more. When I'm gone you all can come back and do whatever they want to," Hall said.
ABC News reported Chase spokesman, Tom Kelly, said the bank didn't realize who was living in the home, all they had was Muhammad's name on the deed.
“We will work out a resolution to keep them in the home,” said Kelly.
Hall will have her 104th birthday in a few weeks, and it looks like she'll be able to celebrate in her own home.
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