Everyone Deserves a Dwelling Place
A healthy place to live is one where residents and businesses can thrive; where diversity is embraced and where everyone has access to quality affordable housing, regardless of their income. Dwelling Place carries out this vision for strong neighborhoods and communities across West Michigan.
Dwelling Place improves the lives of people by creating quality affordable housing, providing essential support services, and serving as a catalyst for neighborhood revitalization.
Diversity includes all the ways in which people differ, encompassing the many characteristics that make one individual or group different from another. While diversity is often used in reference to race, ethnicity, and gender, we embrace a broader definition that includes, but is not limited to, age, national origin, religion, ability status, sexual orientation, economic class, education, familial status, and language. Being diverse means engaging the broadest possible representation of individuals, experiences, and perspectives in pursuit of our mission.
Equity is fair treatment, access, and opportunity for all people, while at the same time striving to identify and eliminate barriers that prevent full participation. Improving equity involves increasing justice and fairness within procedures, processes, and distribution of resources. Addressing equity issues requires an understanding of the root causes of outcome disparities within our society.
Inclusion is the active, intentional and ongoing engagement of all stakeholders creating authentic and empowered participation. An inclusion culture fosters respect in words and actions for all people and exists when each person feels valued and encouraged.