Mission Statement - Housing Opportunities of Southwest Washington

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Mission Statement

Housing Opportunities of Southwest Washington

We envision strong, vibrant and healthy communities created by providing housing, hope and opportunity.
We promote and provide stable, affordable housing, and supportive services in an environment that nurtures individuals and families while encouraging personal responsibility.
At Housing Opportunities of S.W. Washington we are committed to the highest standards of ethics and integrity.
These are the core values that inspire our organization and individual employees to keep us focused on meeting our mission and celebrating our successes.
We Put People First
We acknowledge and honor the fundamental value and dignity of all individuals.
We believe in the ability of people to improve their own lives and our responsibility to support them on this journey.
We seek to partner with clients to foster accountability and success.
We are committed to the development of the full potential of each person and to the achievement of economic independence when possible.
Our employees are professionals who take pride in their accomplishments and the progress of our clients and programs.
Our work environment is built on honesty, trust, mutual respect and open communication.

We Believe Housing is the Foundation
We believe housing is a basic need and a foundation for people to thrive.

Everyone should have the opportunity to live in a safe, healthy, affordable home.
We Pursue Excellence
We are dedicated to a shared vision of excellence, continuous improvement in all operations and thoughtful stewardship and cultivation of our assets.
We embrace change.
We are committed to innovation; driven to challenge the status quo and anticipate changing needs.
The quality of what we do is measured by the progress, success, and satisfaction of those we serve.
Our agency is strengthened by the value we place on diversity.
We honor the unique backgrounds and talents of our staff, clients, board and community partners and our combined ability to effectively reach out to all of those we serve.
We foster strong external partnerships and collaboration with governmental, educational, business, nonprofit, neighborhood and faith-based community partners to the benefit of our clients.
We Act with Integrity
We conduct our professional duties with the utmost standards of ethics, transparency, professionalism, and respect for our clients.

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