To promote and facilitate access to stable housing as a base for improved child and family well-being.
We envision a world in which access to safe, decent, and affordable housing for vulnerable families and children has been prioritized at the federal level, facilitated through diverse service systems at the state level, and ensured at the local level through integrated, family-centered, and community-based strategies.
- 1. The facilitation of early identification and timely and appropriate responses to indicators of housing distress within diverse systems.
- 2. Collaborative efforts with policymakers, practitioners, advocacy groups, and researchers to promote cross-sector strategies that catalyze policy reform and collective action.
- 3. The promotion of innovative, housing-based protocols and practices that stabilize vulnerable families and children in neighborhoods & communities and enhance child and family well-being.
Our goals are to work together with strategic partners to promote proven and/or promising program models and systems change approaches and to develop new models and approaches based upon the following key principles:
- 1. Housing is a basic human right.
- 2. Safe, decent and affordable housing provides the vital base for child and family well-being.
- 3. Strategies to promote child and family well-being should be provided within a context of basic human rights, including the right to adequate housing, income, food, education, healthcare, and necessary social services.
- 4. Local programs and communities are the “social laboratories” in which the process of moving from ideas to action to impact originates and occurs.