August 10, 2012
The family was hoping Nathan’s hot dog cart could help them through a difficult time. Nathan’s mother, Lynette Johnson, suffers from epilepsy and his stepfather, Doug Johnson, has multiple sclerosis. Their illnesses have restricted them from finding permanent, full-time work.Several weeks after a city zoning officer shut down his hot dog business, 13-year-old Nathan Duszynski and his parents are homeless.
The family receives about $1,300 a month indisability payments, Medicaid and food assistance. The three are having a hard time staying together. MLive confirms what the Mackinac Center learned Thursday — Nathan and his mother are staying at the Holland Rescue Mission.
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- Boy Homeless After Hot Dog Cart Was Shut Down by Government (libertychat.com)
- Boy Whose Hot Dog Stand Was Shut Down Now Homeless (nationalreview.com)
- Boy Whose Hot Dog Cart Was Shut Down by the City of Holland Now Homeless (libertycrier.com)
- 13-year-old hot dog vendor’s business in jeopardy after family enters Holland homeless shelter (mlive.com)
- Hot Dog Kid’s Family Is Now Homeless. Restaurateurs Who Pay Extra Taxes Are Safe, Though. (reason.com)