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May 19, 2007 | 12:00 a.m. CDT
Tameka Williams brushes her daughter’s hair inside their apartment near Business Loop 70 in Columbia. Williams moved away from her house at the intersection of Garth Avenue and Worley Street because she felt the neighborhood was too “busy.” She received assistance from the Columbia Housing Authority through Section 8, which provides help with rent to low-income families. Recognizing her determination to get her life on track, Williams’ case worker told her “That street is not meant for you.”

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