“RICHMOND, Va. — Katelynn Percy has called the Days Inn on Midlothian Turnpike her temporary home.
“Sometimes your ends don’t meet and as hard as you try you can’t get them to meet,” Percy said while holding her 10-month-old son, Garrett. “This morning my card was overdrawn $225, and my paycheck hit and it’s still negative $65.”
For the last month, the single mother and her baby have stayed at the Southside hotel with the assistance of the City of Richmond. The city rented free rooms for families and single people without a place of their own during the pandemic.”