Stuck in a Brandon hotel, homeless family almost out of time and money

Shenika Zunich lost work because of the pandemic and ended up living in a hotel with her two children. She’s close to the top of a housing wait list, but that help may not come soon enough.

BRANDON — At least once a week, Shenika Zunich calms the nerves in her stomach and calls the Pasco County Housing Authority.

Back in January, she was number 275 on the agency’s waiting list. A week ago, it was 65. On Tuesday, 62.

A housing voucher, she has no doubt, will change her life. It would mean a stable, affordable home for her and her two children. It would mean no longer sharing a king-sized bed in the Brandon hotel room they have lived in since August.

Read the full story by Christopher O’Donnell at Tampa Bay Times.

Date

October 23, 2020

Author

Christopher O'Donnell

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