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Piedmont Housing’s Principles to Govern the Redevelopment of Friendship Court Apartments

Piedmont Housing Alliance’s core values are home, opportunity, community, and respect. These core values reflect an ethic that those inside and outside of Piedmont Housing Alliance can come to expect from the leadership and staff in all of our work.
As we plan for the redevelopment of Friendship Court, the Board and staff of the Piedmont Housing Alliance will live by these values. Piedmont Housing Alliance will engage residents, neighbors, and our community partners in an inclusive and respectful process. Our goal is to help develop a mixed-income, healthy, welcoming, and environmentally responsible neighborhood with improved housing choices and quality of life for current and future residents.
Piedmont Housing Alliance will make financially responsible investment choices that are sustainable for the long run, and will be committed to measuring, analyzing, and communicating our results.
The following core values and principles underlie the redevelopment of Friendship Court:
Everyone should have a place to call home.
Current residents will be able to remain in affordable housing at Friendship Court and, to the greatest extent possible, we will preserve Section 8 project-based assistance. We will strive to minimize disruption and relocation during redevelopment.
Housing opportunities can be the start of great things for individuals and families.
By design, Friendship Court will be beautiful, healthy, and a great place to live. New resources will increase access to economic opportunities for individuals and families.
Working together, we can build strong and vibrant communities.
Planning will include real and substantive input from residents, neighbors, and our community partners. Redevelopment will promote connections to the neighborhood and the larger community. Together, we will promote improved infrastructure, public services, and education for families and their children at Friendship Court.
All people deserve to be treated with compassion and respect.
Redevelopment will build upon the community’s strengths, promote cultural and economic diversity, and encourage mutual respect among residents.

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What clients and partners say about us:

There is no word that can describe how much my kids and I appreciate all the help from Piedmont Housing.  Without them, we wouldn’t be living our dream of owning a house.  My counselors were very consistent and flexible to work with me through my difficult work schedule.  Homebuying Client,  2015

Having access to the DPA programs helps many young families afford a home that they may not otherwise be able to acquire. To date, the staff at Piedmont Housing has been wonderful to work with and I look forward to working with them to help many more new homeowners in the future.  Lender, 2014

[When they develop and manage a property,] Piedmont Housing Alliance’s focus is on resident services.  When they do a project, it will have this built into it . . . they provide the extra things; it’s not just going to be an apartment.  This sets them apart.  Community Partner, 2013
In all the years that I have received counseling . . . I believe this to be the most pleasant. . .[My Counselor] makes you eager to work toward the goals that she and I have set and instills the “I can do it” spirit.  Financial Coaching Client, 2014