Mission, Vision, and Values
The mission of the Washington Low Income Housing Alliance is:
We change public policy so that people in Washington of all races, ethnicities, abilities, genders, and identities can live in safe, healthy homes they can afford.
We do this through educating decision-makers, organizing, and amplifying the voices and priorities of people and communities most impacted by housing instability and homelessness.
Our vision is:
Our vision is an equitable and racially just Washington where each and every one of us lives in a healthy, affordable home in a thriving community of our choice.
The following values guide our work:
A home is fundamental: Like air to breathe and food to eat, safe shelter is a fundamental human need. Ensuring that need is met for each and every one of us is a collective responsibility.
Homes End Homelessness: Homelessness is caused by a lack of adequate housing. Ending homelessness is possible.
Equity and Racial Justice: We strive to be an inclusive, anti-racist organization. We prioritize equity and racial justice in our policy priorities, organizing strategies, and organizational culture.
Accountability: We are accountable to people who need affordable homes. We center those voices and build power with people most impacted by the affordable housing and homelessness crisis.
Lived Expertise: We value the expertise of people who have experienced housing injustice. We believe that better policy is created when people and communities most impacted by housing injustice lead the way in creating and advocating for solutions.
Impact: We are building a movement to achieve transformational change. While we do that, we prioritize impact by changing policies to improve people’s lives now.
As the statewide champion for housing, the Washington Low Income Housing Alliance is a powerful coalition of diverse organizations and individuals working together to build and protect safe, healthy, affordable homes for everyone in Washington.
Our members are our power!
The Public Policy Committee (PPC) helps determine our state legislative agenda through an extensive decision-making process. The Public Policy Committee is comprised of Housing Alliance members and advocates from across the state.
The Campion Foundation, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and many other generous funders support our vision that everyone in Washington should have the opportunity to live in a safe, healthy, affordable home.
Contact the Housing Alliance here.
How a handful of organization and individuals grew into a powerful movement for affordable homes.
The Housing Alliance's definition of anti-oppression, statement, and education.