At HUM, everything we do is based on the belief that all are worthy of love and deserve a second chance. We show love by listening and emphasizing human worth. Everyone is important. Everyone has a purpose. HUM respects and encourages dignity and worthiness.
People who are referred to HUM for housing are in situations where home ownership is an unlikely dream. Many of our residents have burned bridges and lost family support. Being cast aside, some lose all sense of accountability and community. Among the challenges that our clients face are:
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Our residents come with few, if any, safety nets; but past behavior need not define people. Currently, we are focused on affordable housing and revitalizing the community of Highland Park. In addition to providing safe, affordable housing, HUM assists our clients with home care, and saving money, thus encouraging self-reliance. Our residents become partners in a community, and we expect commitment and accountability from them. The notion of worthiness that is the basis of our philosophy is reinforced through the loving partnerships we forge with our residents.