Most Americans share the common dream of home ownership yet the home ownership rate has fallen to a fifty year low. The benefits of home ownership are both individual and societal. Owning a home provides opportunities for individual wealth accumulation and security ; while affording communities economic and social growth. So why is the home ownership rate the lowest it’s been in the past 50 years? The National Association of REALTORS® has developed an education and advocacy campaign called Home Ownership Matters to help address this issue and empower current and prospective homeowners to become proactive in shaping policies on the local, state and Federal level that effect home ownership. Home Ownership Matters offers a unique platform to engage your representatives on important home owner and property issues.