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English Benchmark about abandon houses in Philadelphia


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English Benchmark about abandon houses in Philadelphia by students from Science Leadership Academy.

English Benchmark about abandon houses in Philadelphia by students from Science Leadership Academy.

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    • 1. ABANDON WHAT? by Latyshia Luckey and Christen Seeley
    • 2. When did this all start? • Tracking down the first abandon house is not really possible to do seeing as there was probably always a house left abandoned when the owners either moved or died.
    • 3. Latyshia’s story • There is this house on my block that was abandoned when I moved there. But then it was renovated and a family of about 10 moved in, they lived there for three years, and after one of them was killed the family moved and now the house is boarded up.
    • 4.
    • 5. Christen’s story • There is this property on my block that was not always abandoned. There was this guy that used to live there but he was forced to leave because the building was falling apart.
    • 6. In Philadelphia, there are an estimated 26,000 vacant homes.
    • 7.
    • 8. Definition of abandon house. The surrender, relinquishment, disclaimer, or cession of property or of rights. Voluntary relinquishment of all right, title, claim, and possession, with the intention of not reclaiming it.
    • 9. Knock it down it down, • and deal with the empty spaces.
    • 10. Fix it up, • and try to sell it.
    • 11. or do nothing • and watch the property value decrease.
    • 12. Every year, the city of Philadelphia destroys about 1,000 homes that can't be salvaged, even as an equal number are freshly abandoned.
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    • 14. We want abandoned homes to be re-used in the best way possible so that they contribute to the strength and vitality of the city and its neighborhoods.
    • 15.
    • 16. It is not easy to do this as it takes a lot of money to fix up a home once it has fallen into disrepair, or to build something new in its place.
    • 17. Home in bad shape.
    • 18. This House Stands Alone. http:// www.countybandits. com/wp-content/ uploads/2007/04/ house21.jpg
    • 19. Many organizations and people devote their time to create beauty around the City.
    • 20. Fin