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Federal Response To Puerto Rico Reignites Statehood Push

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Jaime Degraff sits outside on Sept. 23, 2017, as he waits for the Puerto Rican electrical grid to be fixed after Hurricane Maria. The island is still struggling with power outages. Carol Guzy/ZUMA Press hide caption

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How Puerto Rico's Debt Created A Perfect Storm Before The Storm

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How FEMA Failed To Help Victims Of Hurricanes in Puerto Rico Recover

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Even Before Hurricane Maria Hit, Puerto Rico Was In Financial Ruin

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Millions of Americans struggle to afford their rent and most don't get any help at all. In Dallas, the city and a prominent landlord are the latest moving pieces in this problem. Allison V. Smith for KERA hide caption

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Choosing Between Squalor Or The Street: Housing Without Government Aid

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How The Affordable Housing Crisis Is Playing Out In One Dallas Neighborhood

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A man walks into the building of the Internal Revenue Service, which oversees the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Program, in Washington, D.C., on March 10, 2016. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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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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