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In the months after Hurricane Harvey slammed the Texas Gulf Coast, residents of small towns and rural communities felt ignored and forgotten. Here's what I learned telling their stories.
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Day after day, we listened to families’ stories. And we hoped to God that we told them in a way that made others care.
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Little has been done to boost the number of affordable rental units since Harvey struck.
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In Victoria, Texas, families with limited budgets face harsh realities, with exploitative landlords and a shortage of safe, affordable rental housing. Then Hurricane Harvey made everything even worse.

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