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The cornerstone of the city’s homelessness fight is to move folks into permanent housing. For Nathan Caine, Cimber Sims, and their baby girl, the waiting is the hardest part.
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Thousands of U.S. Public Housing Residents Live in the Country’s Most Polluted Places
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Riley Principal April Knight knows the struggles kids growing up in 32304's public housing projects face to be healthy. She was one of them.
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In the District of Columbia, a shortage of affordable housing, a hyper-expensive rental market and aging and vanishing housing stock has have tenants battling spiraling rents and housing costs, and have left them at increased risk of getting displaced.
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Finding the right people for your story is one of reporting's eternal challenges. One reporter decided to get creative — with fliers.
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Twenty-eight former Panthers players were killed in a 14-year span in New Orleans. Former coach Jerome Temple is trying to halt the deaths.
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Children living in low-opportunity neighborhoods were four times more likely to visit acute care in a year compared with those in the highest-opportunity hoods, a recent study found.
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Gentrification threatens the health of black residents in Washington D.C. “This dynamic can have a profound effect on mental health and the civic engagement [of city residents]," one Georgetown professor said.
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While the government banned lead-based paint in 1978, more than 75 percent of houses in Chicago were built before 1970, affecting children with lead poisoning.
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Funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the program is mainly aimed at African American and Latino residents of public and low income housing. The project coincides, say organizers, with HUD’s proposed ban on smoking inside individual units.

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