Hilo family recounts struggles of being homeless

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Some of the Pagan grandchildren play kickball behind Patricia Pagan's home in Hilo.

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald The Pagan family pose for a photo together in front of their home in Hilo. Patricia and Jamie Pagan, with the help of caseworker Rena Caminos, worked together to bring themselves and their five kids out of homelessness. The family has since thrived as their children have gone to school and entered the workforce while starting families of their own.

Call it a success story.