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.



Here at the Rockford Housing Authority, we have always prided ourselves on our resourcefulness.  That is, we find great but especially in our efforts to make a difference in the lives of our residents.  Here are a few of our trendsetting initiatives that we believe will be beneficial in advancing the future success of RHA tenants.


In 2015, RHA joined the Better Building Challenge with the intent of reducing energy use in our housing units by 20 percent.  We are pleased to report that we not only exceeded this goal, but did so four years before the anticipated target date.

We believe that RHA housing is not simply about providing a place of residency, but about providing a place that facilitates success of residents and adds value to the Rockford community.  Energy efficiency not only saves RHA and our resident’s money, yet contributes to the global need for conservation.


In order to maintain energy efficient practices, it is important that we also educate our residents about these investments and how they work. To this end, we have decided to join the STEM Energy Economic Development (SEED) coalition. This initiative will increase STEM literacy and promote related job-driven skills for residents.


RHA was chosen to collaborate with ConnectHome to continue expanding resident education opportunities. With ConnectHome, RHA is making internet connection more accessible to our residents. We believe that providing internet access to our tenants will help develop general literacy and provide greater opportunity for employment.

RHA’s effort to remain resourceful, in each of our efforts, is not for vanity or recognition.  We strive to be innovative in our approach in order to find unique and effective ways to better the lives of our residents and the future of the Rockford community.

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