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Coronavirus in Texas

The eviction crisis in photos: How three Texans faced losing their homes during a pandemic

With the final CDC eviction moratorium now set to expire at the end of July, three Texas families recount their experiences facing their own housing struggles over the past year.

A row of apartments in West-Central Dallas, on May 13, 2021.

The Texas housing landscape

Marcela Ramos sits for a portrait outside her home in West-Central Dallas, on May 13, 2021.
Marcela Ramos sits for a portrait outside her home in West-Central Dallas, on May 13, 2021.

Searching for aid

Marcela Ramos looks through stacks of paperwork concerning rental assistance in her home in West-Central Dallas, on May 13, …
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Lucille Hammash rests for a moment while her two grandson's play behind her in their home in central Houston, on April 11, 2…

Life goes on

Lucille Hammash looks through various forms and reciepts concerning rent and housing assistance applications in her home in …
A "No Trespassing" sign hangs from the corner post of Lucille Hammash's home in central Houston, on April 11, 2021.
Lucille Hammash helps her grandson, Noah Proctor, blow bubbles in the sideyard of their home in central Houston, on April 11…
Lucille Hammash goes through the alphabet with two of her grandchildren, Noah and Kenny Proctor in their house in central Ho…
Noah Proctor lays on an arm chair in his home in central Houston on April 11, 2021.
Kenny Proctor gives his grandmother, Lucille Hammash, a quick hug in the front room of their house in central Houston on Apr…
Wendy Bryant poses for a portrait inside her new mobile home in Del Leon, on March 25, 2021.  It has been almost a year sinc…

Communities step up

Wendy Bryant and her daughter, Amanda Garrison, unpack the family car in Del Leon, on March 25, 2021.
Wendy Bryant grabs the last of her clothes from the room she had been staying in at a friends place before moving to a new m…
Wendy Bryant explores her new mobile home in Del Leon, on March 25, 2021.  This was the first time in over a year that her f…
Josh Short moves a box of belongings into their new mobile home while Peyton Sidex and Amanda Garrison unpack the family car…

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