Just 24 hours after KTVU first reported on the story, a Newark family struggling to raise two school aged children while moving in and out of motels has received a flood of offers of support.
In Thursday's special report, Heather Holmes explained how the Ramirez family moves out of one motel in Newark and into another every 21 days per motel rules.
The family -- including six-year-old Bodhi and five-year-old Nickolas -- has been moving in and out of motels ever since their father, Robert, lost his job and the family lost their home two years ago.
It's estimated that 47,000 school kids live in motels across the country.
Angel Ramirez sat in an empty room at the E-Z 8 motel in Newark. Her family has called the small room home for the past three weeks.
Once Nickolas got out of school Friday, they took all of their belongings to another motel down the road.
But Ramirez was more emotional than usual on this move day.
"There are no words. No words," said Ramirez. "I'm just amazed."
Since the family's story was made public Thursday night, offers to help have poured in.
"'Here's my phone number.' 'How can I help? How can I help?' A lot of people reaching out," said Ramirez as she read from the KTVU Facebook page.
The offers of assistance and encouragement included a post from a Berkeley housing organization. A case manager told KTVU the family may qualify for one of its programs.
"'You're not alone. You're not alone,'" read Ramirez. "'We're here for you.'"
Angel's husband Robert is working again, but the $1,600 a month it costs to stay in a motel makes it difficult to save the money needed for rent and deposit on an apartment.
But now the family has a glimmer of hope that the next time they move, it will be into a permanent home.
"I can't even put into words how full my heart is," said Angel Ramirez.
The Ramirez family says in its two years of living in motels, they have come across several families in the same situation.
Angel told KTVU at least 16 other children live at the E-Z 8 Motel where they often stay.
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