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John Stennes / Forum News Service Mark and Tanya Vega and their six children, clockwise from top center, Tyler, Justice, Carlos, Kayden, Julian and Ethan.

Bad credit, choices serve as barrier to housing

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GRAND FORKS — They crash at friends’ places, stay with relatives or can sometimes afford a motel room.

There’s a roof over their heads and they’re not on the streets in the public eye, but these people are homeless — a group that sometimes seems to slip through the cracks of a social care system by circumstance or by choice.

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Brandi Jewett
Brandi Jewett is an enterprise reporter with a focus on northwest Minnesota for the Grand Forks Herald. Other positions she has held at the Herald include city government reporter, general assigment reporter and news intern. A native of Valley City, N.D., 24 years worth of winters haven't scared her out of the state yet. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram: @brandijewett
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