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Thousands of local residents are out of work due to stay-at-home orders designed to curb the spread of COVID-19, the illness caused by the new coronavirus — and that means many tenants are likely short on rent money.
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This story was produced as part of a larger project led by Lindsey Holden, a participant in the 2019 Data Fellowship. Other stories in this series include: Can’t pay rent because of coronavirus? Here’s a guide to your housing rights in SLO County Are you stuck in a SLO County rental with bugs, mold
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In Salinas, overcrowded, unhealthy conditions are common for tens of thousands of farmworkers.
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The state's housing crisis has resulted in more and more families like Tanya Harris' living in substandard and overcrowded conditions, and local health officials say those conditions threaten residents' health.
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Low wages and a stagnant housing market have pushed Salinas families to the margins. Advocates say the city’s low-income farmworker community bears the heaviest burden.
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This story was produced as a project for the 2020 Impact Fund....
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This story was produced as part of a larger project led by Courtney Teague, a participant in the 2019 California Fellowship. Other stories in this series include: Pricey housing in Napa County can cost more than your paycheck. It can affect your health Napa Valley strangers talk housing struggles ov
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This story was produced as part of a larger project led by Courtney Teague, a participant in the 2019 California Fellowship. Other stories in this series include: Pricey housing in Napa County can cost more than your paycheck. It can affect your health
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In the District of Columbia, a shortage of affordable housing, a hyper-expensive rental market and aging and vanishing housing stock has have tenants battling spiraling rents and housing costs, and have left them at increased risk of getting displaced.
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Little has been done to boost the number of affordable rental units since Harvey struck.

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