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When a family struggles with money, it can actually affect a city's finances.

New research from the Urban Institute reveals that financially insecure families cost Dallas as much as $69 million dollars this year.

Associated Press

Federal housing vouchers are one of the key ways for a low-income family to pay for a place to live. And landlords have the option to accept or reject those vouchers. In Fort Worth, nearly four out of five landlords contacted wouldn't accept the vouchers -- the highest rate of the five U.S. cities studied.