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Section 8 Vouchers Help The Poor — But Only If Housing Is Available

Farryn Giles and her son Isaiah, 6, walk in their east Dallas neighborhood. While she received a Section 8 voucher to help them move to a neighborhood with more opportunities, finding an apartment that would take the voucher was challenging. Farryn Giles and her 6-year-old son Isaiah have been living in a crumbling apartment building …

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Meet Pearlie Mae Brown, an Unwilling Pawn in the Battle Over Affordable Housing and Gentrification

“I was born in West Dallas, about a block from here, at 1020 Muncie Ave. I went to Fred Douglass Elementary over there on Bayonne. And then to C.F. Carr school,” Pearlie Mae Brown says. Pearlie Mae Brown, 80, still doesn’t have her house fixed. An engaging smile breaks across her face, then disappears, subsumed …

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