What We Believe and Mission Statement
Words That Inspire Us
No problem can be solved at the same level of consciousness that created it.
What We Believe
- Everyone deserves decent, stable, and affordable housing.
- Beyond housing, everyone deserves the basic necessities to achieve a productive life: respect and encouragement, nutritious and affordable food, education and career growth, affordable transportation and digital access.
- Racism and sexism, structural and individual, exist and we must work to oppose racism and sexism in all their forms – in ourselves, in our work and in our communities.
- Human-caused climate change is real – and our work must do everything in our power to reverse it and make our housing – and our planet– safe.
- Every person deserves to be able to improve their life chances – and we believe in second, third, and more chances.
- Our residents have the right to a voice in their community and their world – we are committed to amplifying their voices to make a difference in their communities.
WORKS delivers quality affordable housing and enriched services that respond to the aspirations of the people we house. Through our support and stewardship, we build equitable, heart-based sustainable communities and encourage resident self-determination. We respect the cultures and beliefs of our residents and the communities that surround them and we aim to enhance a sense of shared community. We are passionate in our commitment to serve.