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With rents rising fast, Texas homeless shelters see more families seeking help

Amid rising housing costs and relentless inflation, an increasing number of Texans are struggling to pay their rent and stay in their homes.

Jade Barron sits inside the learning center at The Family Gateway shelter in downtown Dallas on Oct. 4, 2022.

“Our own private place”

Heather Dillard and her daughter Serena Dillard stand outside the Salvation Army shelter in Denton, Texas.

“Absolutely hating the world”

“Damned if I do, damned if I don’t”

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