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    City Councilman Steve Hansen says Sacramento and other communities where rents are rising need more housing assistance from the state.

City Councilman Steve Hansen says Sacramento and other communities where rents are rising need more housing assistance from the state. Angela Hart The Sacramento Bee
City Councilman Steve Hansen says Sacramento and other communities where rents are rising need more housing assistance from the state. Angela Hart The Sacramento Bee
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