According to the U.S. Census Bureau, homeownership rates got even closer to pre-housing boom numbers in the first quarter of 2012. Steven Senne/AP hide caption

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While some sections of Arizona's housing market have shown signs of recovery, potential homebuyers who are looking for affordable houses have been frustrated. This file photo from 2008 shows a subdivision extending into desert scrubland. Chris Hondros/Getty Images hide caption

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Electropac in Manchester, N.H., is among the companies participating in the state's unpaid internship program. Sheryl Rich-Kern/for NPR hide caption

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Ida Christian, 89, was diagnosed with dementia in 2008. Her condition demands around-the-clock care. Kainaz Amaria/NPR hide caption

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