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Rose Estwanick owed about $12,000 in unpaid taxes on a home she’s lived in since 1943, but received a notice – one local officials are legally obligated to send – saying that they would be forced to take her home if she didn’t come up with $8,400 by September 18 – three days before her 107th birthday.
“The albatross of delinquent property taxes is around our necks. A dime, a dollar, or any amount is greatly appreciated to keep Mom in place where she’s lived for over 75 years without threats of tax liens, foreclosure on property and our family home auctioned off,” a family member said on the GoFundMe site.
For now, thanks to NJ 101.5 calling attention to Estwanick’s plight, it looks like she’ll remain in her home for now.