Jayme Bates | Cedar Rapids, Iowa

The house in the foreground was damaged by the June 13, 2008 Cedar River Flood crest in Cedar Rapids. It is one of the last remaining houses waiting to be demolished. I choose this picture because it shows the sadness of the remaining flood houses, the loneliness of the open lots where the adjoining houses used to be, and in the background the houses that were rebuilt by my neighbors who returned.

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The Neighborhood Photo Project is a collaboration of Marketplace's Wealth and Poverty Desk and the Public Insight Network.
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