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When eviction day draws near

 The Contributor - USA 11 May 2019

When it was announced that a crucial affordable housing complex in downtown Nashville, Tennessee was would be turned into a period hotel under new ownership, its occupants had to rush to secure Section 8 vouchers —a federal rent subsidy for low-income individuals—and a find a new home. But places that accept the vouchers have a long waiting list, and that’s one thing residents don’t have: time. Their struggle illustrates how a growing city displaces its most vulnerable residents and perpetuates cyclical poverty and risk for homelessness. (1139 Words) - By Amanda Haggard

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Rosalise Stleay stares out the window of her apartment in James Robertson Towers. Credit: Amanda Haggard

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