Neighborhoods’ and Homeowners’ Pledges

The following are links to a pledge and social contracts pertaining to homes and neighborhoods. (Related topics: See also Real estate associations' codes category.)

The particular social contracts linked here were created as a part of the Institute for the Study of Civic Values' "Social Contract Project," which states on it website (Social Contract Project): All governments set forth a social contract between public leaders and the people. The American social contract grows out of the Preamble to the Constitution, which demands that "we the people" work in partnership with government to "establish justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity." For more than a decade, the Institute for the Study of Civic Values has used these principles to help citizen groups and public officials draft explicit social contracts defining their mutual responsibility for community improvement.