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January 16, 2014

Dina Urbina Teyes, right, and her children (from left) Kevin, Hilarey and Braylin and their new home. Dina still finds hard to believe that she owns a house. Before their house was finished, Dina and her husband pawned everything they owned to pay $1,000 to the association. They moved in two years ago with no possessions.

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