A clean, safe, affordable home is great medicine. Study after study tells us it helps a household, family or person bounce back. This is reflected in Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs (1943), depicted in the graphic shown. Maslow stated that people are motivated to achieve the first level of needs and when that one need is fulfilled, a person moves to fulfill the next one. Any community, city, or township is better off when it is helping and encouraging people to reach for the higher levels of needs. This fact seems to reflect all of our experiences and the test of time.