Stable, affordable homes are the basis for a strong nation, writes Colin Kelley, CEO of NeighborWorks Western Pennsylvania. Even as the housing market strengthens, many people have lost their confidence in homeownership. "Restoring that confidence is crucial to community revitalization in Western Pennsylvania and across the nation," writes Kelley, who is involved in a national movement called Home Matters, which promotes the essential role of housing in strengthening individuals' lives and communities.

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