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February's Winter Storm Has Left Some North Texans Without Housing For More Than 6 Months

A woman wrapped with a blanket walks across a snow-covered street.
LM Otero
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People line up to collect firewood from a wood heap opened to the public Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021, in Dallas. Groups of thirteen were allowed six minutes to load as much wood as they could carry away from the recycling center. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

The winter storm, plus the already pricey rental market, means some families still didn't have permanent homes as of August.

People living in apartment complexes rocked by the winter storm were in a tough spot once the snow melted.

If their building was damaged, they could either stick it out in their unit, in some cases with no running water, or search for an entirely new place to live.

KERA's Miranda Suarez talked with All Things Considered host Justin Martin about how the winter storm, plus the already pricey rental market, means some families still don’t have permanent homes, six months later.

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Got a tip? Email Miranda Suarez at msuarez@kera.org. You can follow Miranda on Twitter @MirandaRSuarez.