A 71-year-old woman has been living in her car in front of her own home instead of living in it. One neighbor found out why she couldn’t go inside and knew he had to step in.

Justin Hernandez had recently moved into a new house about a month ago. He noticed one of his neighbors had been sleeping in her car.

Hernandez learned why, and it broke his heart. “I figure if this was my Nana or my Mom, I wouldn’t want her to live like this, so I had to do something to help get her back into her home.”

The inside of the woman’s house was unlivable. Her husband had passed a couple years prior and she just couldn’t keep up.

Hernandez decided he had to do something and created a Facebook page called Paying It Forward. The page started to get some attention, and eventually, people were sending money and others just showed up to help clean.

The 71-year-old woman said, “I don’t know what I would do without people like them. What the world would do without people like them. There are very few.”

Hernandez and the volunteers know it won’t be a quick and easy project, but they will get the woman back into her home.