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Living: Builders of Hope

In multimedia, video on August 22, 2010 at 9:08 am

Builders of Hope, a non-profit organization in Raleigh, NC, relocates and recycles homes slated for demolition, offering working-class families the chance to live in affordable houses in safe neighborhoods.

While preserving as much of the home’s original wooden structure as possible, the organization upgrades salvaged homes and utilizes green techniques. All houses are sold at prices high enough to recapture the building costs but well below their new appraised values.

This video was produced by Shell Zun Zhu and Akilah Johnson for the multimedia project Greening the Grid.

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