Policy and Planning

Public policy can be defined as a system of laws, regulatory measures, courses of action, and funding priorities created by a government or public agency.

Public policy has a number of key qualities:

  • Made in response to some sort of issue or problem that needs to be addressed.
  • What government entities (like Home Forward) choose to do or not do about a particular issue or problem.
  • Might take the form of law or regulation that governs a particular issue or problem.
  • Made on behalf of the “public.”
  • Intended to achieve a goal, such as the solution of a problem.

Use the links in the menu above to take a closer look at the way Home Forward addresses policy work.

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