October 2019

Tyler Perry to Offer Housing to Displaced Women and LGBTQ Youth

In a recent interview on ‘This Morning,’ Perry shared what his new Atlanta movie studio complex will offer. Perry said the step he was “most excited about” is the creation of housing for displaced women and LGBTQ youth. Pulling this next phase off is building a compound for trafficked women, girls, homeless women, LGBTQ youth who are put out or displaced …, Tyler Perry, via ‘This Morning’. He also plans to offer an array of programs to the women, designed to assist them in “re-enter[ing] society.” . Having a compound that's a beautiful place right here, somewhere on this 330 acres where they're trained in the business and they become self- sufficient .. They can live in nice apartments, there's daycare, all of these wonderful things that allows them to re-enter society ... , Tyler Perry, via ‘This Morning’. The 50-year-old filmmaker was reportedly inspired to help because of his own past experiences with homelessness. . Atlanta has truly been the promised land for me. I came here with nothing, lived off Sylvan Road, ended up homeless and starving, but I was always praying and believing, Tyler Perry, via Facebook.