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provide the housing features today's buyers want are quite diverse. I've seen two car garages that are tandem style where one car parks in front of
the other. Entire bedrooms are turned into walk-in closets. Walls are eliminated to provide open flow between rooms and rescue the kitchen from
its isolation. Additions to the back, front, side, and top of the home are made. Small groups of homes on a cul de sac are formed into a
homeowners association and instantly upgraded to "villas." And of course former industrial and commercial buildings downtown find new life as
unique residences. Smaller places of worship in semi-rural areas become housing, as do former corner groceries in cities. But developers will
only work on these projects if they can be distracted from the repetitive and predictable profits resulting from the effects of urban sprawl.
Concentration of Poverty Recently I did a talk for a group of social workers, and I asked them if they considered the geographical concentration...
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