Juanita Fitzgerald, a 93-year-old elderly woman, was evicted from Franklin House nursing home in Eustis, Florida.
The woman spent two nights in jail as the nursing home accused her of not paying her rent.
According to The Orlando Sentinel, authorities released the elderly woman from jail after she was arrested by the police for allegedly refusing to pay the rent for an apartment in the senior living facility where she had been living since 2011.
As a result, Juanita spent her 94th birthday in a motel room.
Franklin House in Eustis filed a lawsuit against the elderly woman for refusing to vacate the premises.
The police stated that the reason for this harsh arrest, which left a visible bruise on the resident’s arm, was the delay in her rent payment, amounting to $161.
Thus, she was no longer welcome in a place that had been her home for eight years, all over a sum of $161.
Fortunately, the Mid-Florida Homeless Coalition took care of Juanita.
The woman was released on a $500 bond and was able to celebrate her birthday in a nearby motel until she was allowed to leave.
The organization aims to ensure that the elderly woman does not end up on the streets after her release from jail.
They are in constant contact with her to resolve her housing concerns.
The old lady had reportedly stopped paying the rent because she believed she was nearing the end of her life.
Now, a local resident in Florida is caring for Juanita, providing her with the necessary assistance.
A GoFundMe page has been launched to help her take care of her apartment.