*The good heart of Tyler Perry strikes again. This time, to help a struggling family in Atlanta that faced eviction.
Media sources report that Perry happened to have the TV on Atlanta’s Channel 2 Action News when he came across the story of Xernna Nieves and her son Joshua Williams. According to the WSB-TV Atlanta, Joshua suffers from severe aplastic anemia. After returning home from a Make-a-Wish foundation funded trip to meet NBA star Derrick Rose, the family found an eviction notice.
“I have no place to go. I really have no place to go, ” Nieves told Atlanta’s channel 2 news.
Nieves admitted that she has trouble paying rent and hasn’t been paying on time, but that the apartment complex has always worked with her.
Although she tried to pay for March and April’s rent, Nieves was denied, “I was told that corporate office told her not to accept any more rent money from us,” Nieves said while admitting that despite having trouble paying rent.
Even though she hasn’t been paying on time, Nieves stated that the apartment complex has always worked with her. Nieves added that she receives no child support for her four children and lost her job two years ago.
Nieves’ conviction spells bad news as it result in her heading to a shelter. The move would put Joshua, who has already had two bone marrow transplants, in danger.
After he heard about Nieves and her son, Perry reached out and offered to pay one years rent. The entertainment mogul says he tried contacting the apartment’s management, but hasn’t been able to reach anyone.
Although the eviction is scheduled for Tuesday, it’s not clear whether it will happen or not.
Perry’s good deed did not go unnoticed by Nieves, who became emotional and showed her gratitude for the gesture, “Thank you. Thank you for watching the news when you did,” she said.
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