Wisconsin woman facing eviction after living in hotel for 9 years

Published On: Oct 16 2013 03:41:21 AM HST
RACINE, Wis. -

After living in a hotel for nine years, a Racine woman is looking for a new home.

Jana Ganjian has been staying at the Racine Marriot in Mount Pleasant since January 2004. She moved in after she could no longer work because of a chronic health condition and lost her home to foreclosure.

Ganjian said the hotel provided valuable services that she couldn’t get anywhere else, but after two loans to help her pay for the $89-a-night rate, she can no longer afford to live at the hotel.

She said the hotel claims she owes them more than $28,000.

"I had no vision of staying for nine and a half years, but with no family, no longer with a home, the hotel became home and the staff became family," she said.

"We are working with her to try to get her into subsidized housing -- she is qualified and eligible for subsidized housing, but that takes time," said Joseph Seifert, Ganjian’s lawyer.

Ganjian said she has been told she must move out of the hotel by Oct. 24.  

No one from the hotel management was available to comment.


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