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Mutual Housing Mission

Mutual Housing Mission

The mission of Mutual Housing California is to develop, operate and advocate for sustainable housing that builds strong communities through resident participation and leadership development.


Mutual Housing offers a permanent solution to the housing needs of California's diverse families. With residents taking a key role in overseeing their properties and developing programs through site-specific resident councils, communities are created in which residents have a vested interest. These councils, working together with management, develop house rules, review financial reports, plan and evaluate resident activities, attract outside organizations to host on-site programs, orient new residents, and educate to prevent infractions of rules. Councils and issue-specific site committees provide leadership in the identification of resident and community needs and in raising resources to fill those needs. These include youth development programs, education and economic development resources, safety and security programs, and recreational facilities.


Resident Leader Led

Resident leadership is not an afterthought here at Mutual Housing.

It is thoroughly integral to our mission, a passion that fuels every aspect of our work.

Mutual Housing’s by-laws specify that a majority of the members of our Board of Directors be current, past or future residents of our communities. This emphasis on resident leadership at our highest level of management is mirrored in the work of our staff.