In the shadow of Disney, homeless families struggle, turn to mom-and-pop hotels as shelter

  • by: MIKE SCHNEIDER , Associated Press
  • Updated: April 24, 2014 - 3:35 AM

KISSIMMEE, Fla. — When they moved from Georgia to the theme park playground of central Florida four years ago, Anthony and Candice Johnson found work at a barbecue restaurant and a 7-Eleven. Their combined salaries nevertheless fell short of what they needed to rent an apartment, so the couple and their two children have instead been hopping among cheap motel rooms along U.S. 192.

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