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: Livemore Man Arrested in Series of Sexual Battery Attacks on Female Joggers
That gives the sisters time to find a new home for their soup kitchen. Robbins promised to donate $50,000 to help.READ MORE: Yosemite Rolls Out Winter Lottery for Summer Camping at Popular Site
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: 49ers Playoffs: Shanahan Hopeful Bosa Will Be Cleared To Play Vs. Packers
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