We just found out that my husband's 91 yr old mother hasn't paid the taxes on her house since 2010. We found out when my husband's cousin called him in a panic to tell him the house was in foreclosure. We went online to check it out, and sure enough, she owes over $12000. He has been trying to get POA from her for years, trying to get financial information, but it's like pulling teeth. Now he's on his way up there (1200 miles from our door to hers) to find out what's going on and get it taken care of. We can't afford this, but if her house is in foreclosure, my Mom will loan the money to get it taken care of. She couldn't afford rent anywhere, that's for sure. At least her house is free and clear.
Any suggestions on how he can handle this situation? She's an ex-marine. Just got back from an honor flight to Washington DC for her service in WW II. They had a big write up in the paper about her - if they try to take her house away, I'm thinking a call to the same newspaper would be in order.