Our mission is to provide legal services, based on the highest
professional and ethical standards, that support and facilitate
the achievement of HUD's mission of strengthening our nation's communities,
promoting affordable housing, dismantling the barriers to home ownership,
expanding homeownership opportunities for all Americans, particularly
low-and moderate income families, ending chronic homelessness and
vigorously enforcing fair housing, civil rights and anti-discrimination
laws. We seek to provide our clients with the highest quality legal
services on a daily basis and to exceed our clients' expectations,
in a caring, competent, convenient, cost-effective and professional
To accomplish our mission and be recognized as a leader at HUD
in providing high quality services and further contributing to the
mission and success of HUD, our commitments are:
enforce HUD's laws and regulations consistently, fairly and effectively.
To be selective and prioritize what we do.
be timely in responding to clients.
To maintain open and regular communication with our OGC colleagues
and in-house clients.
To be cost-effective.
To use new technology and management innovation to maintain a
position of leadership.
To encourage professional development, training, mentoring and
education to support our mission.
value the following:
to public service.
Commitment to HUD's success.
and continuous and never-ending improvement in all that we do.
Integrity, honesty and trust.
Respect for each other in the Office of General Counsel and
with whom we interact.
Our in-house clients, each other and our outside counsel and
other advisors and service partners.
Commitment to serving others with care, compassion and respect
including persons targeted by HUD programs.
innovation and a willingness to embrace new ideas and challenges
and to be a catalyst for change.
measurable results and acceptance of accountability.
professionalism, including adherence to the legal canons of ethics.
passion for our profession.
philosophy of the Office of General Counsel is based on our values.
We expect all day-to-day decisions made by everyone in the Office
of General Counsel to reflect our mission and values. We are guided
by the following principles: