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Akira Johnson has been facing eviction because her landlord would not accept payment from South Carolina's rent and utility assistance program.

Why Rent Help From Congress Has Been So Slow Getting To People Who Need It

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (NPR) — Akira Johnson lives in Columbia, S.C., with her three kids. She tries to make the place joyful for them with flowers and pillows that say things like “happy” and “sunshine.” She has decorated one wall with the logo of her small business: an eye with amazing eyelashes. “I’m a licensed cosmetologist,”… Read More