Family finds new home following eviction from rent-free residence

Debbie Campione

Debbie Campione stands on the deck of a Lee Avenue mobile home she and her family recently vacated when the property was sold.

BRIAN HUGHES/ News Bulletin
Published: Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at 05:30 PM.

Editor's Note: This is an update to "Homeless for the holidays."

CRESTVIEW — The Campiones would have been homeless after Saturday, their deadline to move out of a mobile home they had been living in rent-free.

But the day before eviction, Debbie Campione found hope.

"I went on Craigslist Friday and saw an ad for a three-bedroom house," she said. "The owner said she had just put this house on there 30 minutes before I saw it."

For two months, Kathleen Bowman and her son, Phil, had been letting Campione, her daughter, Crystal Pryor, and Pryor's five children live rent-free in a mobile home the Bowmans owned on Lee Avenue.

Last month, the Bowmans sold the lot to Habitat for Humanity, and had to remove the mobile home by the beginning of December to close on the property.

Campione was informed of the sale at the time so her family could begin looking for a new home, Phil Bowman said.

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