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We are challenging architects & designers to re-define the Home of the future.

Winning Exhibition – September 15, 2015

Home sweet home? Not so fast. 

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What is Home to you?

There’s a housing crisis in the United States.

More than half a million people in the United States do not have a home – a quarter of these individuals are children. And over half of all Americans have had to make at least one sacrifice in order to pay their rent or mortgage. Similarly, hundreds of thousands of neighborhoods in the country lack simple services, such as afterschool programs for children, affordable cultural activities, sufficient legal enforcement and other amenities that make a stable, safe living environment in which individuals and their families and friends can thrive.

Home Matters is a national movement that’s redefining the American Dream and Home. We believe the New American Dream is one where every American lives in a safe, nurturing environment with access to quality education, healthcare, public spaces and community services.

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Why Home Matters

Home is where we're protected. It's where our health and spirits are restored. It's where we become empowered, encouraged, and inspired. Too often, though, Home is taken for granted in America. Home Matters returns the national focus and attention to Home!


Healthy habits take root more easily in stable, affordable homes. Children grow strong and adults stay well, and live better.


Children in stable homes learn and achieve more in school. Home helps level the playing field.


Home recharges us for the work or school day ahead, so we better engage with the world around us.

Public Safety

When we take pride in our Home, we can take pride in our community and make it a safer place to live.

The Economy

By having a Home that is affordable, people of all income levels have more to spend and support the economy.

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Who We Are

The Home Matters movement was launched in 2013 by a group of visionary housing professionals and leaders that identified a gap in public discourse. Fundamental social challenges in our nation – from health to education, to public safety, the economy and individual success – all have a common denominator: their connection to Home. With a high-level, holistic approach to housing, Home Matters underlines the link between Home and these core societal issues such as health, education, safety, individual success and the economy.

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How Housing Matters provides access to rigorous research and practical information on how a quality, stable, affordable home in a vibrant community contributes to individual and community success.

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Supported By

We are a coast-to-coast coalition of leaders, community groups, nonprofits, companies, and the public at large. Over 275 national and local organizations are on board with Home Matters. Would you like to join us?

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Experts Talk On Why Home Matters…

Children’s HealthWatch’s Co-Principal Dr. Megan Sandel speaks on how housing is a vital sign for health.
U.S. Deputy Secretary of HUD Maurice Jones speaks to the broader impact of home.
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In the Media and More

NNA and Coast-To-Coast
Coalition Announce
Launch of Home Matters®. 
Washington, DC.
March 12, 2013.

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Thank You, Sponsors!

We are immensely grateful to our sponsors and supporters. Their donations and efforts on behalf of Home Matters are instrumental to our work.

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