Better Business Bureau Report for
Windy City Habitat for Humanity, Inc.

Better Business Bureau Report issued August 2014
Better Business Bureau Report expires August 2016


Does not meet one or more standards
This charity does not meet one or more of the 20 standards for Charity Accountability. Find out more...


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Charity Contact Information

Name: Windy City Habitat for Humanity, Inc.
Address: 2201 S. Halsted Street, Suite 1251
  Chicago, IL 60608
Phone: 312-563-0296
Web Address: http://www.windycityhabitat.org/site/pp.asp?c=cnJNISMzA&b=47256
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 2002, Illinois
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: "Seeking to put God's love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, community and hope."

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Evaluation Conclusions

              

Windy City Habitat for Humanity, Inc. does not meet the following Standard for Charity Accountability.

Standard 8: Program Service Expense Ratio - Spend at least 65% of its total expenses on program activities.

Windy City Habitat for Humanity, Inc. does not meet this Standard because:

  • According to the its audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013, the organization spent $553,522 or 59% of its total expenses ($937,388) on program service activities.
Windy City Habitat for Humanity, Inc. meets the remaining 19 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Programs

              

Windy City Habitat for Humanity serves families and communities in the city of Chicago and Cook County. Their mission is to build homes, strengthen families and enhance communities in Chicago. They are part of a global, nonprofit housing organization operated on Christian principles by building homes, communities and hope. Windy City Habitat for Humanity is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally and worldwide through constructing, rehabilitating and preserving homes; advocating for fair and just housing policies; and providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions. Habitat for Humanity was founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a durable place to live in dignity and safety, and that decent shelter in decent communities should be a matter of conscience and action for all.

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013, Windy City Habitat for Humanity, Inc.Windy City Habitat for Humanity, Inc. 's program expenses were:

  
Total Program Expenses: $
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Governance

              

Chief Executive : Jennifer Parks, Executive Director
Compensation*: 

Chair of the Board: Board of Directors
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: General Contractor

Board Size: 15

Paid Staff Size: 10

*Compensation includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts, and other allowances.
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Fund Raising

              

Method(s) Used:

direct mail, invitations to fund raising events, grant proposals, sponsorship, peer-to-peer
Fund raising costs were 19% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $612,790, are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)
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Tax Status

              

This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.
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Financial

              

The following information is based on Windy City Habitat for Humanity, Inc.Windy City Habitat for Humanity, Inc.Windy City Habitat for Humanity, Inc.Windy City Habitat for Humanity, Inc.Windy City Habitat for Humanity, Inc. 's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013.

Source of Funds  
Individual Support 274,520
Corporate and Foundation Support 220,614
rental revenue 158,594
resale store income 88,734
special events income 74,916
mortgage interest amortication 57,955
gain on mortgage payoff 37,150
Affliated organization support 34,575
recovery of martgage receivable 25,686
miscellaneous 24,320
Nonprofit and Religious Organizations 8,165
interest 620
special events expense -20,873
resale store expense -61,476
Total Income $923,500


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Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 59%  Fund Raising: 13%  Administrative: 14%  Other Expenses: 14%

Total income $923,500
Program expenses $553,522
Fund raising expenses 119,431
Administrative expenses 134,287
Other Expenses 130,148
Total expenses $937,388
Expenses in Excess of Income (13,888)
Beginning net assets 2,261,102
Ending net assets 2,247,214
Total liabilities 547,167
Total assets $2,794,381


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