A quality home is the foundation
of society & community

A quality home is the foundation of society & community


The Rockford Housing Authority (RHA) operates on the foundation of ten core values. As mentioned in their mission and vision statements, these qualities drive the organization through each project they complete. These values are denoted in the list below:

  • Leadership
  • Respectful
  • Quality
  • Accountable
  • Integrity
  • Consistent
  • Resourcefulness
  • Caring
  • Collaborative
  • Professional

This blog series will define each of these values and explain how they relate to RHA’s work.


Caring, as part of the RHA corporate culture, is a practice for creating conditions that bring out the best in people and situations. It is a method that helps people respond to circumstances in ways that create what is possible. To paraphrase John Quincy Adams, “your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more.”

Whether the “caring team” is a work team or an extended family, a board of directors or a brand new community project, understanding and caring for people is part of the RHA Core Values. Caring is the foundation for building supportive, effective and a joyful team.

RHA not only models their work through caring but they have shown it by their actions in the community. RHA not only cares about providing safe and affordable homes, we care about building a safe and sustainable community. Rockford Housing Authority has promoted numerous events for the betterment of the community and will continue to do so with strategic community partners.

One of the current initiatives RHA promotes is ConnectHome. This initiative works to expand high speed broadband to more families. RHA has partnered with internet service providers, non-profits and the private sector to offer broadband access, technical training, and digital literacy programs, and computer devices for RHA residents in assisted affordable housing units. Read the full story about ConnectHome in the ConnectHome article found on our blog. Follow the link to our article. https://rockfordha.org/connecthome/

RHA continues to lead by example with caring. We show that by caring about our workers and our residents that we care about our community.