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Nearly 10,000 people in San Francisco are homeless, with a nightly shelter bed waitlist that hasn’t dropped below 1,000 in more than a year.
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This story was produced as part of a larger project led by Rich Lord, a participant in the USC Center for Health Journalism's 2018 Data Fellowship.
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In Victoria, Texas, families with limited budgets face harsh realities, with exploitative landlords and a shortage of safe, affordable rental housing. Then Hurricane Harvey made everything even worse.
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They fought alongside U.S. forces in Vietnam. Generations later, trauma still haunts Sacramento’s Hmong community.
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After learning about a Vietnam veteran who moved into his car after Hurricane Harvey, volunteers from the Texas Gulf Coast jumped in to help him clean up his home.
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One year later, residents fear those in power may forget the unincorporated town of Bloomington, Texas, where there isn’t a local government to fight for grant money or resources to rebuild.
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Gentrification threatens the health of black residents in Washington D.C. “This dynamic can have a profound effect on mental health and the civic engagement [of city residents]," one Georgetown professor said.
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Houstonians may experience a public health crisis many orders of magnitude worse than the aftermath of other major storms.
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Homelessness is a health crisis, and the clock is ticking. With homeless life expectancy between 42 and 52, and half of the nation's homeless at least 50, it's not surprising that Orange and several other California counties have seen a dramatic rise in homeless deaths in recent years.

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“A lot of people think that these were poor African Americans moving out, but they were actually middle-class people, because the poor people had nowhere to go," one Georgetown researchers says of the city's rising number of displaced residents.

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