A decent home is the foundation of opportunity and hope. Without one, it's hard to do well in school, keep or secure a job, maintain a healthy lifestyle or devote oneself to acquiring new skills. Just ask Marcia Sanders, who relocated to Baltimore after her New Orleans home was destroyed during Hurricane Katrina. She was depressed for a long time as chronic instability and uncertainty took its toll, physically, emotionally, spiritually and financially. She ended up at the affordable development Harper House in North Baltimore, which she says was a tremendous relief and without which she would have been homeless. Reinvigorated with a roof over her head in a home she could feel good about, she enrolled in school and is working with a job coach to improve her career options.