Mateo Valencia, 31, and Lucia Benitez, 30, are an unmarried couple living in Queens with their four year-old son Pablo. Mateo is a romantic with a big personality, big dreams, and an optimistic outlook; Lucia is quiet and diligent in her management of the household. The family lives in a three-bedroom, one bathroom townhouse, and they rent out rooms to friends and relatives who are between homes or jobs.

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