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These US churches are creating social housing with their old buildings

A rainbow is seen over a church in Arlington, Virginia after a localized burst of rain and hail, May 4, 2011. The weather was unseasonably cool and windy in the Washington area. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque  (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENVIRONMENT RELIGION IMAGES OF THE DAY) - GM1E7550NBI02

The movement to convert church properties to social housing has become a "major trend". Image: REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Carey L. Biron
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Arlington Presbyterian Church elder Susan Etherton points to the church’s future site as construction proceeds 19 March 2018 on a new affordable housing development in Arlington, Virginia. Image: Susan Etherton
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Green space behind the Arlington Presbyterian Church redevelopment in Arlington, Virginia, USA is seen in September 2018. Image: Thomson Reuters Foundation/Carey L. Biron
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