SAN FRANCISCO (CBS/AP) — Nuns who faced possible eviction from San Francisco’s gritty Tenderloin district because of a rent increase have won a reprieve.
The San Francisco Chronicle says lawyers for the nuns and landlord, with help from motivational speaker Tony Robbins, reached a deal Friday allowing the nuns to stay for a year at their current rent.READ MORE: Photos: Remembering The 1906 San Francisco Great Earthquake
That gives the sisters time to find a new home for their soup kitchen. Robbins promised to donate $50,000 to help.READ MORE: 'The Father Is A Hero'; Oakland Man, 1-Year-Old Daughter Die In Horrific Arson Fire
The Fraternite Notre Dame has run the kitchen for eight years but in January the nuns were told their rent would jump about 50 percent to $5,500 a month. The nuns said they couldn’t afford it and refused to pay.
A lawyer for landlord Nick Patel says he’s glad there’s a tentative resolution.MORE NEWS: Vandals Smear Chauvin Defense Witness' Former Santa Rosa Home With Pig's Blood
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