About us Mission, vision, values and ethos Mission, vision, values and ethos Mission Our mission is to mobilise Christian action on homelessness and housing need through love, justice, advocacy and nurture. Vision Our vision is of a society where everyone has access to a home that truly meets their needs. This means a secure and genuinely affordable home, in a neighbourhood where an individual can access work and services that enable them to flourish. Values The values which underpin the work of Housing Justice are: Respecting the worth and dignity of each individual - Caring for the whole person Believing in social justice - Priority to the marginalised and those experiencing poverty Working for the highest quality in all we do, inspired by excellence and professionalism Having authority - Being recognised as a trusted source of expertise and information Valuing difference - Welcoming diversity in staff, services and those whom we serve Working in partnership - Recognising the strength of working in partnership with those of all faiths and none. Having integrity - Accountability to each other and to all our stakeholders Ethos In the Gospels, Jesus gives us a new commandment, that we love one another. Just as Jesus loves us, so we ought to love one another. By this everyone will know that we are Jesus’ disciples, if we have love for one another. In the spirit of Jesus’ words, and inspired by the reflections of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, we believe that in order to flourish, every community must realise that not only do the weak need the strong, but also that the strong cannot exist without the weak. The marginalisation of the weak leads to a broken humanity. We work across all Christian denominations, whilst acknowledging our Anglican and Roman Catholic roots by inhabiting the principles of Catholic Social Teaching. Having said that, we welcome staff, volunteers, trustees, supporters and guests from all faiths and none. We do not expect anyone at Housing Justice to subscribe to the Christian faith, just to understand and acknowledge our values.