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Policy and Planning

Home Forward is committed to evaluating and changing policy to support our mission, values, and to advance racial equity. Since 2022, we have taken on major policy changes and strategic initiatives.

Screening Criteria – Reducing criminal background screening factors for people who apply to Home Forward-owned properties. 

Rent Assistance Termination Policy – A workgroup centering resident and program participants developed the policy change recommendations we implemented to promote housing stability. This policy impacts when Home Forward terminates a household’s rent assistance. 

Eviction Prevention – With the help of local and state partners, Home Forward is administering resources to residents at Home Forward properties who have rent debt from the COVID-19 global pandemic. We alleviated all rent debt that accumulated between March 1, 2020 and July 31, 2022. To further this strategic priority, Home Forward also adopted a non-payment of rent policy to promote residents’ housing stability. 

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Read our policy for how we evaluate and change policy as an agency. And stay tuned as we work to develop a robust policy change agenda for  2023!

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