The LWVSAA supports the following criteria for evaluating antipoverty organizations and programs:
- Programs should be of sufficient magnitude and scope to make a substantial impact on the problems they are established to remedy.
- Programs should include participation of government at all possible levels and encourage participation of the private sector to the fullest extent.
- Programs should be carefully tailored to the needs of the people in the areas for which they are planned.
- People for whom the programs are planned should be involved to the fullest possible extend and where possible should be utilized in the establishment and operation of the programs.
- Program must be non-discriminatory.
- Programs should be correlated, and there should be no unnecessary duplication.
- Programs should assist people to become contributing, self-supporting members of the community. (Rev. 2004)
- Programs should be long-range in both planning and funding.
- Programs should be efficiently and economically administered.
- State and local governments should contribute to the extent their resources permit. At the same time, adequate federal funds for the establishment and continuation of programs should be available.
- Programs should be structured to stimulate, discover, implement, and coordinate new outreach-citizen-participation policies and projects.
- Funding should be adequate to provide for general public information and orientation and to further citizen participation by the resident.
- Programs should be consistent with comprehensive planning for the entire Greater San Antonio area.
- Programs should be carried out by personnel competent to meet the specific requirements of their jobs.
- New job descriptions and new pay scales should be established by the City Council to specifically meet the needs of supplying programs with competent personnel.
- Support Haven for Hope and additional community programs to address homelessness. (Rev. 2008)