Every night children in our communities go to bed in a home with mold, mildew or rotting floors, walls and roofs. Homes with rusting plumbing, drafty doors and windows. Every week hard working families make the choice to buy enough food, seek needed medical care, buy a pair of shoes or pay their rent. They are financially crippled by the disproportionate amount they have to pay just to keep a roof over their heads and what they earn each week. Often children go without basic needs and services and the struggle continues. Most of these children have never had a room of their own, and are often two to three or more to a bedroom. No place to quietly do their homework or peacefully let their child like curiosity wonder if there is something better out there for me.