Time For Homes’ Core Beliefs

Time For Homes is committed to justice as our overarching value.

Time For Homes is committed to justice as our overarching value.

Everything we do or support can be distilled to our most foundational value, justice. We believe adequate housing is a human right and are firm proponents of housing justice.

Core Values

Empowerment

Time For Homes strives to empower those experiencing homelessness or housing insecurity to recover—additionally, staff and volunteers are empowered to seek holistic, comprehensive solutions over the more customary piecemeal solutions tailored to symptoms.

Integrity

Integrity permeates everything Time For Homes does—from programs to governance to working with others. We consider it a commandment to act in a way that is always honest, transparent, and ethical. We hold ourselves, and those we collaborate with, to the highest standards.

Stewardship

Time For Homes considers every decision in the context of its mission and the tenets of good stewardship. Using the limited resources at hand, we seek to do the most good possible. Stewardship permeates our financial controls and the decisions we make in terms of programs and operations.

Excellence

Time For Homes does important work, and it does that work well. We cultivate and train the best staff and volunteers, and we set tangible benchmarks that we routinely surpass. Time For Homes does the right thing the right way.

Community

Time For Homes doesn’t exist in a vacuum and cannot achieve its vision without the help of others. That’s why Time For Homes works with a variety of organizational and governmental partners in pursuing an end to involuntary homelessness. Simply put, Time For Homes strives for inclusivity across the board.

DEI

Time For Homes takes its commitment to inclusivity, community, and anti-racism seriously. To that end, we have a number of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives to ensure we are doing right while doing good. Check them out in this PDF of our team’s poster.

We believe all programs should be supported by some of our foundational beliefs:

Housing First

It is unrealistic to think you can solve individual challenges, whether they stem from physical or mental health issues or educational gaps or something else, while someone doesn’t even know where they will sleep that night. Time For Homes strongly advocates a housing-first model of intervention and support. To tackle a problem at this scale we need to ensure all new developments, without exception, provide a sufficient quantity of affordable housing and will accept tenants through this program.

The core principles of this program are:

Partnering with Government

To effectuate systemic change in how we address homelessness and poverty, it will be necessary to have a broad base of public support and the participation of the government. This is a problem larger than one organization or agency, and it does require outside support. The government has done what it can to mitigate homelessness, but it is not able to solve this on its own.

Collaboration is crucial between:

Trauma-informed Support

When someone has been failed at such a fundamental level by society, it is extremely likely that longer-term support will be necessary to allow them to realize their potential. To that end, Time For Homes and our community-based partners offer necessary services, such as health services and job placement, using a trauma-informed methodology and caseworkers empowered to develop bespoke resources for program participants.

Time For Homes recognizes the following principles of trauma-informed support:

Inclusive

Working with homeless and formerly homeless individuals to ensure those at the margins have agency and a voice at the table.

Including individuals who are experiencing, or have experienced, being unhoused or being housing-insecure allows Time For Homes to proactively address needs that may often be overlooked and to foster a real sense of community and ownership.