Farryn Giles and her son Isaiah, 6, walk in their east Dallas neighborhood. While she received a Section 8 voucher to help them move to a neighborhood with more opportunities, finding an apartment that would take the voucher was challenging. Brandon Thibodeaux for NPR hide caption

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Section 8 Vouchers Help The Poor — But Only If Housing Is Available

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The $25 million Labre Place in Miami was built using the low-income housing tax credit program. It's named for the patron saint for the homeless and is now home to 90 low-income residents, about half of whom were once homeless. Screenshot courtesy of Frontline (PBS) hide caption

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Affordable Housing Program Costs More, Shelters Fewer

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News Brief: Sally Yates Testimony, South Korea Election, 'Frontline' Probe

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Some homes have fallen into disrepair in the Midland Beach neighborhood in Staten Island, N.Y. Almost four years since the destruction caused by Superstorm Sandy, many are still dealing with the storm's consequences. Bryan Thomas for NPR hide caption

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N.Y. Attorney General: Nation's Flood Insurance Program Defrauding Taxpayers

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Haitians outside a Red Cross field hospital in Carrefour, Haiti, on Dec. 14, 2010, 11 months after a magnitude 7.0 earthquake hit the country's capital, Port-au-Prince. Thony Belizaire/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Report: Red Cross Spent 25 Percent Of Haiti Donations On Internal Expenses

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Some homes have fallen into disrepair in the Midland Beach neighborhood in Staten Island, N.Y. Almost four years since the destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy, many on Staten Island are still dealing with the storm's consequences. Bryan Thomas for NPR hide caption

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Lawmakers To FEMA: Flood Plan Overhaul Is 'Too Little, Too Late'

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Nick and Diane Camerada stand inside their home on Staten Island, N.Y. During Superstorm Sandy, the Cameradas had water up to the second floor of their home. More than three years later, they are still living in a home that is only partially renovated while continuing to deal with bureaucratic nightmares. Bryan Thomas for NPR hide caption

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Business Of Disaster: Local Recovery Programs Struggle To Help Homeowners

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The Pitfalls Of Creating A Disaster Recovery Program From Scratch

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Doug Quinn stands on the empty lot where his house used to be. Bryan Thomas for NPR hide caption

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Business Of Disaster: Insurance Firms Profited $400 Million After Sandy

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Red Cross Effort To Shut Down Inquiry Fails; Report Calls For Outside Oversight

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American Red Cross chief Gail McGovern (right) and Rep. Susan Brooks of Indiana tour the American Red Cross Digital Operations Center last year in Washington, D.C. Paul Morigi/AP Images for American Red Cross hide caption

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The Red Cross funded these homes in the Parc Tony Colin community in Bon Repos, Haiti, after the 2010 earthquake, but residents say the structures are starting to deteriorate from water damage. Newly obtained internal reports raise questions about how the Red Cross spent nearly $500 million in Haiti. Marie Arago for NPR hide caption

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Documents Show Red Cross May Not Know How It Spent Millions In Haiti

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Sen. Grassley Gives Red Cross Deadline To Explain Haiti Spending

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