Every time someone spends a night in a Georgia hotel, the state collects $5. The charge, which went into effect July 1, is earmarked to pay for state transportation projects.
But the fee is causing confusion, especially for those living in extended stay hotels.
That includes 58-year-old Marshall Rancifer, who fears the tax will fuel a wave of homelessness across Georgia.
Rancifer ended up at the Budgetel Inn off Fulton Industrial Boulevard in January after the house he was renting fell into foreclosure.