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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.

By Lucy Tompkins, The Texas Tribune and The New York Times
Demonstrators gathered outside the Harris County Courthouse in Houston to protest ongoing evictions on Aug. 21, 2020.

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