As we continue the rebuilding efforts through programs such as Rental: RECLAIM, the primary question for us at every decision point is “who benefits?” For us it matters how the money is spent, who gets the contracts and who works on the projects. Creating new affordable places to live for community residents, like Corey and Bridgette, is important, needed and beneficial. But we also know that if done right, dollars spent on housing recovery can also serve as an economic engine that revs up the financial well-being of individuals and businesses that have historically suffered from inequitable access. Urban Homeworks is doing everything in its power, with the help of our partners in the for-profit, non-profit, private, and government sectors, to turn the recovery from foreclosure into an economic recovery that will last long after the last foreclosed house has been stabilized. THANK YOU for the role you play on this road to recovery.