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Habitat for Humanity, the nonprofit that builds homes for people on the financial edge, just signed a deal to buy nearly four dozen lots in the rapidly gentrifying neighborhood of West Dallas. Getting people into the homes that will be built there, though, will take years.

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A new study by the University of North Texas shows more than half of the 350 Census tracts in Dallas are moderate or high-blight areas. Those are neighborhoods with neglected, rundown or abandoned buildings. 

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A West Dallas neighborhood is trading four drug houses on the same block for new, Habitat for Humanity homes.