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    Chasing energy rebates takes the focus off solving problems and puts it on getting as much rebate with as little out of pocket as possible, resulting in small jobs and mediocre performance improvement.

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  • Remaking a Landmark

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  • Midwest HFAs Focus on Foreclosures

    For many Midwest cities, the recent foreclosure crisis has made an already bad situation much worse.

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  • Ghost Towns

    The East Side Organizing Project (ESOP) has a creative way of getting a predatory lender’s attention—dumping 2,000 small plastic sharks on the lawn of the lending company’s top executive.

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