Robert Adams carries his daughter Layla, 2, and walks with Lucy, 4, in front of their home in District Heights, Md. Adams grew up near the Anacostia Historic District of Washington, D.C., but couldn't afford to buy a home there for his family. He now lives in this suburb, a few miles away from his mother and grandmother, who still live in the house where he grew up. Coburn Dukehart/NPR hide caption

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