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Why some Texas cities and counties had to return millions of dollars meant to help renters during the pandemic

For some local relief programs, a lack of staffing, political support and effective community outreach got in the way of spending federal funds to prevent evictions, a new report found. More than $30 million went unspent and had to be returned.

Demonstrators gathered outside the Harris County Courthouse in Houston to protest ongoing evictions on Aug. 21, 2020.

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