Homeless for the holidays: Family 'just wants a roof over our heads'

Published: Saturday, November 30, 2013 at 05:07 PM.

If the family's application is accepted, Campione said the main challenge will be finding a place to live until the house becomes ready.

"It takes months to build a house," Campione said.

More challenges

Pryor is disabled and receives Social Security benefits, Campione is still recuperating from injuries related to a car wreck, and her 11-year-old granddaughter is mildly autistic.

"Our stress level is out there," Campione said. "My 20-year-old grandson was put on blood pressure medicine Monday."

The family has been frugal with their income, which is supplemented by Pryor's boyfriend, a building contractor who helps pay the bills, Campione said.

While they have enough money to meet the $800 monthly rent for a home they looked at earlier this week, they have only been able to put away $350 toward a security deposit.



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