Resilience: We maintain a level of preparedness and agility that enables us to respond to opportunities and adapt quickly to change and adversity thus ensuring ongoing service to our communities, partners, and clients.
Impact: We promote long-term positive outcomes for those we serve through dedication to our mission and evaluation of our impact to drive continuous improvement.
Stewardship: We are responsible for the thoughtful management of CHP’s resources and therefore hold ourselves accountable for the well-being of our employees, our partnerships, our communities, and the natural environment.
- Equity: We work to break down barriers that perpetuate social, economic, and environmental disparities through a commitment to inclusive processes and equitable opportunities within our organization and for the communities we serve.
Our Equity Statement
Community Housing Partners is committed to being a strong and effective partner to communities and individuals confronting social, environmental, and economic injustices.
Equity and Inclusion Team
CHP seeks to create an environment with a shared understanding of systemic injustices, to raise awareness of implicit and explicit bias, and to develop an organizational framework for advancing equity and inclusion. Established in 2015, CHP’s Equity and Inclusion Team evolved from a nascent committee working to define itself to a cohesive team of 15 staff members from across the company with a clear purpose: to hold CHP accountable for our commitment as an organization to be a strong and effective partner to marginalized communities and individuals confronting injustices.
CHP recognizes that conditions, access, and opportunities differ for everyone, and that these differences are a result of both intentional and unintentional decisions that have been made and continue to be made across every aspect of our society. We are working through the development, implementation, and application of equitable and inclusive policies and practices that influence every aspect of our work.
The following three goals guide this work:
Communications and engagement: To promote an environment of shared learning and to create an awareness of systemic injustices
Learning and development: To improve the intercultural competence of CHP employees and thus their effectiveness
- Organizational commitment to equity and inclusion: To ensure that equity and inclusion priorities are incorporated into all of CHP’s internal and external work
Equality is about equal inputs (e.g. resources, support, and opportunities) and assumes that everyone starts from the same place, whereas equity is about equal outcomes (e.g. performance, achievement, and health) and assumes that conditions are not the same and everyone starts from different places. CHP is working to bring an equity framework to all that we do — from our major strategic priorities to the countless small decisions we make every day. As our organization continues to learn and grow, we will also seek opportunities to re-think our work through the lens of equity and inclusion.