Star Motel, where about 60 families live, hasn’t had power since Monday.
Rosa Hernandez a mother of two kids said, “Especially with the pandemic, that happened, a lot of us were out of a job. A lot of us couldn’t pay rent… It’s hurtful because I think about all of them… Not only just me, I think about all of us.”
Management at Star Motel said they are having a hard time paying bills during this pandemic due to the lack of rent getting collected.
Kissimmee Utility Authority said the Star owes them nearly $29,000.
“While we are extremely sympathetic to the health and welfare of the affected residents, the hotel management has gone four months without making a payment, resulting in a very large unpaid balance. We’re here to help if the hotel management would simply reach out,” said KUA spokesperson Chris Gent.