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Nuns Who Help Needy Face Eviction In San Francisco

(AP) - A group of San Francisco nuns who serve the homeless are in danger of becoming as homeless as the downtrodden they serve.

The sisters of the Fraternite Notre Dame Mary of Nazareth Soup Kitchen are in danger of losing their space following a rent hike of more than 50 percent.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports Monday that it looks like the nuns have about one month before they must hit the bricks.

Since founding their soup kitchen in one of the scruffiest stretches of the poorest neighborhood in the city, the sisters have expanded to feeding lunch to 300 people three times a week, and dinner to 500 people twice a week.

But that could stop as they face eviction. The rent has gone from $3,465 to $5,500 a month as of Jan. 15. The courts could now get involved.