Salem Housing CDC believes that a strong and healthy community will have a majority of its households living in homes they own with quality affordable rental homes as a step on the continuum toward homeownership.
Salem Housing CDC believes that to obtain and maintain a community of homeowners, we must add new and well-prepared homeowners and retain those who own homes in our community now.
Salem Housing CDC believes that education is the most essential ingredient for successful homeownership and a healthy community.
Salem Housing CDC believes that sweat equity is one tool in involving families in the decisions, management, and manual labor of the development and maintenance of their homes and their community.
Salem Housing CDC believes in a large and involved community and as such encourages and implements effective volunteerism in all aspects of community life.
Salem Housing CDC believes that an over-riding community goal is that every suitable house should be continuously occupied and that Salem Housing must plan an active role in facilitating that condition.
Salem Housing CDC believes that all residents of our community must have quality housing and the services and the guidelines necessary for code enforcement, effective city services, quality rental housing and access to home repairs are components.
Salem Housing CDC believes that a healthy and viable community includes not only housing but strong community involvement, small businesses serving the community and beyond, recreational programs, quality education, effective infrastructure and access to city and financial resources.