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Thousands of local residents are out of work due to stay-at-home orders designed to curb the spread of COVID-19, the illness caused by the new coronavirus — and that means many tenants are likely short on rent money.
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This story was produced as part of a larger project led by Lindsey Holden, a participant in the 2019 Data Fellowship. Other stories in this series include: Can’t pay rent because of coronavirus? Here’s a guide to your housing rights in SLO County Are you stuck in a SLO County rental with bugs, mold
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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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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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