What is the name of your state? Washington. My brother recently had a major stroke. He was unemployed at the time with no health insurance. I am trying to build a new home with a mother-in-law apartment on my property. DSHS will have a lien on my brother upon his death. If he dies before I do, will I have to pay off his lien, or will it transfer to me upon my death? He owns a house, which DSHS said he can sell and put the equity into another home or share a home with me.