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A neighborhood’s new anti-Section 8 rules will push many Black residents out of a North Texas suburb

Landlords in Texas don’t have to accept renters who receive federal housing assistance, but a Denton County community is taking it a big step further: making most of the town off limits to Section 8 tenants.

Evora Sykes, left, and Evettet Townsend arrange Evora’s belongings on the front porch of her home in Providence Village on June 30, 2022.
Clouds roll through the sky over the Providence Creek Village neighborhood in Providence Village, Texas on Thursday, June 30, 2022.

“Your neighborhood’s too perfect”

“Only so many should be allowed”

“We want what’s best for our families”

Evora Sykes peers out of a window at her home in Providence Village on June 30, 2022.

“They want their neighborhood back”

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