Tyler Perry recently did a good deed for a family in Atlanta that was facing eviction. Xernna Nieves’ son was given the opportunity to participate in the Make-A-Wish foundation and flew out to meet Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose. Nieves’ son suffers from a plastic anemia and has already endured two bone marrow transplants.
Upon the family’s return, they were welcomed home with an eviction notice.
“I have no place to go. I really have no place to go,” she told Atlanta’s Channel 2’s Jade Hernandez Monday evening.
Nieves said the apartment complex was always flexible with her when it came to paying her rent, but she was behind two months.
“I was told that corporate office told her not to accept any more rent money from us,” Nieves said.
Nieves, who is a single parent of four children and currently unemployed, was going to be forced to move into a homeless shelter. That was until Tyler Perry caught her story on the news. Perry reached out and offered to pay one year’s rent.
“Thank you. Thank you for watching the news when you did,” Nieves said.
Although the eviction was scheduled for Tuesday morning, it’s unclear if Perry’s help came in time.