Our response to the local housing crisis is to innovate—and to think beyond the home so that more families can enjoy the benefits of a healthy home.
Our new strategic plan calls for us to leverage our core family homeownership work to catalyze new pathways to simple, decent, affordable housing for more people than ever before.
The three “houses” of the plan—Building, Rebuilding and Housing System Development —represent a holistic approach that will enable us to achieve impact at an unprecedented scale, directly addressing the conditions that cause housing poverty in the first place.
Rebuilding: We will continue current transformational efforts of asset-based, systemic and sustainable neighborhood revitalization – including holistic, multi-sectorial and resident-centric redevelopment at Southwood and at existing neighborhoods in need of recapitalization; we will investigate new opportunities for neighborhood-scale partnerships; and we will utilize home repair and renovation as a force multiplier.
Housing System Development: We will dramatically increase our impact by catalyzing greater sector efficiency, coordination, advocacy and marketplace innovation so that everyone can find a pathway to decent and affordable housing.
These goals rely on a commitment to strengthen our foundations in strategic financial planning, private and public financial support, organizational development and asset-based community development.