1. Low-income people become more self-sufficient

2. The conditions in which low-income people live are improved

3. Low-income people own a stake in their community.

4. Partnerships among supporters and providers of services to low-income people are achieved.

5. Agencies increase their capacity to achieve results.

6. Low-income people, especially vulnerable populations, achieve their potential by strengthening family and other supportive environments.

Office of Community Services, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 1994