NeighborWorks® Columbus believes that:
- All residents have the right to access to fit and affordable housing
- Elders have the right to age-in-place, with dignity, in a safe, healthy, affordable home
- That families have the right to raise their children in a safe neighborhood.
These beliefs, the mission, vision and values guide the board of directors in establishing the organizational goals that direct the operations of NeighborWorks® Columbus each year. Specific strategies and action items are developed within each department to ensure success. Each department manager is accountable for his/her department strategies and action items as assigned by the President and CEO.
Within its four core lines of business: housing development, neighborhood revitalization, homeowner education, counseling, and lending, NeighborWorks® Columbus has developed various programs and services that fulfill its core beliefs and mission.
More than 60 years after The Housing Act of 1949 was signed, NeighborWorks® Columbus recognizes that its promise of a “decent home and a suitable living environment for every American family” is still at the heart of the American Dream and still out of reach for too many families and elderly residents who live in homes that lack basic and necessary facilities.
Eight years after the collapse of the housing market, NeighborWorks® Columbus recognizes that homeownership may not be accessible for all our families who seek affordable housing and that it must remain flexible enough to respond to all the housing needs of our community.
NeighborWorks® Columbus advocates that quality of life in a community begins with safe, decent, and affordable housing as its foundation. Through housing production, NeighborWorks® Columbus helps stabilize and strengthen our historic neighborhoods and the community at large.