There’s a housing crisis in America. More than half a million people in the United States do not have a Home – a quarter of whom are children – and over half of all American adults (52%) have had to make at least one sacrifice in order to pay their rent or mortgage.
The traditional American Dream has lost its relevancy. Today, the pursuit of the American Dream is broader than ever and reflects new and changing American values. Having a physical shelter does not mean that its residents feel safe, that their children get a solid education, that the economy is improving or that individuals and families have the support necessary to thrive. People need more from Home.
We need to redefine Home and create the New American Dream. We need to change the way people think about where they live. Home is not just about the four walls around us, it’s about the environment that affects the choices we make in life and who we become.
Home Matters® is a national movement designed to ensure that every American lives in a safe, nurturing environment with access to education, healthcare, public spaces and community services.
It shines a much-needed spotlight on the larger power of Home: supporting people’s identities, protecting and nurturing families, providing essential links to communities, and serving as the base for a stronger America.
Our mission is to make Home a reality for all.
We exist to raise funds and build awareness of the need for more affordable homes and better communities across the country. We’re a national coalition with hundreds of nonprofit, government and corporate partners working hard over the next 10 years to affect the following change:
- Decrease Homelessness
- Increase Affordable Rent
- Increase Homeownership Sustainability
- Increase Quality of Homes & Communities