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Kate Roff

4 August 2020

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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Homeowners in Detroit can now access home improvement capital to fix up their historic homes, many of which date back to the early 1900s. The aid is in the form of a zero-interest loan which is paid back over 10 years...

The Salt Lake Tribune

Heather May

9 March 2020

Kearns, Utah, United States

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To reduce greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change and air pollution, Habitat for Humanity Salt Lake Valley is building airtight homes that will also reduce energy costs and be affordable for people ...

Reasons to be Cheerful

Yen Duong

11 November 2019

Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

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There is a unique, homegrown local flood buyout program in Charlotte, NC that helps homeowners on floodplains relocate safely and with financial security. This came as a result of the city and county of Charlotte form...

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Camryn Justice

26 June 2019

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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Through expansive demolition and rehabilitation services, the Cuyahoga County Land Bank is estimated to have made a $1.43 billion impact to Cleveland and surrounding communities. The land bank focuses on renewing blig...

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Emma Jane Kirby

16 April 2019

Ashburn, Virginia, United States

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After graffitiing a historic landmark with swastikas and racist phrases, a juvenile prosecutor chose to educate rather than punish the perpetrators. Each teen was given a list of 35 books that covered topics like race...

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Nick Holland

2 October 2018

Bussum, Netherlands

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When something breaks, most people go to the store to replace it. In Amsterdam, the UK, and elsewhere, people take their broken goods to repair cafes. Led by volunteers who want to preserve the art of repairs while al...

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Jeffrey Brown

17 April 2018

Green River, Utah, United States

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5-15 Minutes

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A nonprofit called Epicenter uses small-scale architecture and design projects to bring new life to Green River. The town of 950 people has experienced a loss of mining and other jobs. Ambitious young people typically...

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Joanne Silberner

30 November 2017

Kathmandu, Nepal

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After studying where and how severe burns were happening to people in developing countries like Bangladesh and Nepal, it became clear what was needed for effective prevention. Inexpensive day care got children out of ...

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Hari Sreenivasan

1 February 2017

Kintampo, Ghana

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Cooking over a wood or charcoal stove can cause serious health complications including pneumonia and cardiac disease, yet women in developing countries often have no other options. In Ghana, clean cook stoves are bein...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

18 May 2016

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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Detroit offers a model for providing residents with no-interest loans to perform upkeep on their houses, thereby working to stimulate the local construction economy and improve quality of life.

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Rina Mukherji

18 March 2016

Nadia, West Bengal, India

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In certain areas of India, open defecation and a lack of toilets is contributing to the spread of disease and poor health. Harijan Pally used to be a village with a large spread problem, but after the introduction of ...

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