HousingWorks Mission Statement
Vision Statement
White Papers


Mission Statement
HousingWorks aims to reduce or eliminate barriers to subsidized, affordable, and special needs housing by utilizing a unique ecosystem model, one that places state and federal oversight agencies, for-profit management companies, housing authorities, housing advocates, and the homeless in a position to render each other indispensable services.
Vision Statement
HousingWorks is a service designed to help individuals and organizations working in the subsidized/affordable/special needs housing world take advantage of our interconnectedness. The housing world has many broken helping systems that do not and cannot function as a network. Simply by launching HousingWorks, we brought the many broken and disconnected housing aspects into a smoothly functioning Ecosystem. The more the living (applicants, landlords and planners) and non-living aspects of the Housing world (computer systems, marketing initiatives, internet connections, and databases) recognize and rely on the ecosystem model as designed by HousingWorks, the more they increase service delivery and simultaneously save money. You can see in detail how balkanized the current system is by viewing this three-page document, Description of the current Broken Housing System

The following is paraphrased from: The Ecosystem: Concept, Structure, and Function

"Usually, biotic members of an ecosystem (living aspects), together with their abiotic factors (non-living environments) depend on each other. This means the introduction of a new biotic or abiotic factor, or the sudden absence of a biotice or abiotic factor can be disastrous to the entire ecosystem."

(The link above provides an excellent starting point if you want to learn more.)

White Papers
Multi-Helping Systems as Barriers: How HousingWorks Identified the Systemic Obstacles to Fair Housing (PDF)

How an Ecosytem Model Works: The Rationale Behind HousingWorks (PPT)

HousingWorks, Inc.   |   P.O. Box 231104   |   Boston, MA 02123-1104
Converting Broken Networks into an Ecosystem

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