The Community Housing Federation of Victoria is driven by some fundamental values that give focus to its belief that all Victorians have the right to experience the security of a home that they can afford while remaining connected to the community they wish to participate in. These values are:
- To be an inspirational organisation to its members based on the professionalism with which the staff engage with members, the manner in which it conducts business on behalf of its members, and its willingness to staunchly defend and protect the rights of its members
- To be a motivating force that will drive industry standards higher through a commitment to advocacy and continuous improvement of affordable housing policy and legislation, and to collaborate with other industry groups within the affordable housing sector.
- To provide encouragement and moral support to member organisations, especially during times of organisational stress, in order to bolster morale, help maintain focus on outcomes, and to applaud and acknowledge during periods of change.
- To lift professional standards amongst member organisations through education and training, by offering professional development opportunities, to help improve thinking, and to strengthen the community housing industry’s capability as a whole.
- To be a role model for organisational excellence by demonstrating an intelligent approach in exercising its core expertise, by creating and gathering the best thinking around affordable housing, by developing a reputation for lateral thinking, and by being open to new ideas.
- To maintain a steadfast belief in the value of the community housing model in its ability to provide a superior rental alternative to low and moderate income households by supporting the supply of community housing that is delivered by local, lean, and responsive housing partnershipss.
- To build a reputation as an innovative organisation by acting as a catalyst to unlock the latent capability of key stakeholders that deliver solutions to longstanding social problems through affordable housing.