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Lucas shares tips on where to find useful data, and three key steps to follow once you do.
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With soaring unemployment, millions falling behind in rent and mile-long food bank lines, the COVID-19 pandemic has led to a food and housing crisis of epic proportions.
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This story was produced as part of a larger project led by Gary Walker, a participant in the USC Center for Health Journalism's California Fellowship....
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When a major wildfire burns into an urban area, federal disaster officials are quick to offer financial help to people who lose their homes. But not everyone is eligible for aid after a wildfire.
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This story was produced as part of a larger project led by Nuala Sawyer, a participant in the 2019 California Fellowship. Other stories in this series include: Lost, Stolen, Sold: S.F. Violates Homeless Property Policy S.F. Sees New Success in Treating Homeless People with Hep C Keeping the Homeless
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Nearly 10,000 people in San Francisco are homeless, with a nightly shelter bed waitlist that hasn’t dropped below 1,000 in more than a year.
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People’s bags seized during encampment sweeps have been thrown out or gone missing, resulting in the permanent loss of medication, family heirlooms, and shelter.
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A collaborative effort between Phoenix-area nonprofit social service agencies is trying out new ways of supporting the estimated 90,000 Native Americans and Alaska Natives who live in the Phoenix metro area.
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After the state expanded Medicaid under the ACA, Washington state health officials noticed that people who were focused on survival were letting their health needs fall by the wayside.
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“I do think you should take the arguments in favor of work requirements seriously,” Vox's Dylan Scott advised. “But also, of course, look at them with a skeptical eye.”

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