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FYI: Sometimes, it jus takes a little shame. A group of 250 New York City and Nassau county ACORN members got fed up with Densan Enterprises, which owns more than 30 vacant lots around the city, most won through city public auctions, and paid the owner a visit at his home in Nassau County. The activists charge that Densan fails to clean up the lots, and when it does it builds high-priced housing. The protest led Densan’s owner to meet with ACORN and collaborate on both cleaning up the lots and building more affordable housing–within the budget of families making under $38,000 a year. [4/10/03]