» Address issues of shelter, basic services, entrepreneurship and urban poverty through the federation model.
» Articulate urban issues and help improve capacity of the urban poor to access government schemes addressing poverty alleviation, shelter and basic facilities>
» Promote a model of community-based livelihood, housing, and infrastructure planning for improvement of poor.

» Mobilizing large section of urban poor through community process, building capacities, to manage own resources e.g. savings, information's, and organization building
» Converting the relationship of mistrust-destruction to a relationship of construction-rehabilitation-resettlement based relationship with local bodies, Govt. agencies and stakeholders
» To prepare communities to manage demolition, and work for a win-win solution for both poor and govt
» Support local federations to plan, demonstrate and build capacities and partnerships for housing and basic facility solutions