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Renters find extra hurdles to recovery after hurricanes

By CLAUDIA LAUER and ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON
Associated Press

DALLAS (AP) - Rental housing has been a concern in many cities in Texas and Florida after hurricanes Harvey and Irma flooded tens of thousands of homes.

Texas renters have complained of difficulties getting out of leases on damaged properties, short timelines for evictions, and trouble finding affordable rentals because landlords have a glut of tenants to choose from. In Florida, advocates worry rebuilding efforts after Irma are forcing out mobile home park residents who rent coveted land in the Florida Keys.

Texas legal groups have gotten more than 100 complaints from individual renters and large groups of tenants.

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