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Human Services : Homeless Services

Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless

Committed to ensuring that everyone has a place to call home

three stars

89.02

73 Buffum Street Lynn, MA 01902
tel: (781) 595-7570   Web Site
EIN: 22-2599662

Board Leadership
Elizabeth Cheng
President

CEO
Robyn Frost
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.02 three stars
  Financial 85.00 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1981, the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless (MCH) is committed to ensuring that everyone has a place to call home. MCH's policy work and programs address this issue on three fronts. First, the Coalition provides bridges over short-term crisis, helping homeless and at-risk people to relocate quickly into new housing or avoid homelessness altogether. Second, MCH works to ensure adequate and appropriate shelter if homelessness is unavoidable. Third, MCH advocates for long-term solutions to the housing crisis, promoting government support for income and housing resources so that all Massachusetts residents can obtain and maintain safe, affordable housing. As MCH works to address the causes, not just the symptoms of homelessness, it remains committed to creating opportunities for families and individuals to advocate for their own needs.

Founded in 1981, the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless (MCH) is committed to ensuring that everyone has a place to call home. MCH's policy work and programs address this issue on three fronts. First, the Coalition provides bridges over short-term crisis, helping homeless and at-risk people to relocate quickly into new housing or avoid homelessness altogether. Second, MCH works to ensure adequate and appropriate shelter if homelessness is unavoidable. Third, MCH advocates for long-term solutions to the housing crisis, promoting government support for income and housing resources so that all Massachusetts residents can obtain and maintain safe, affordable housing. As MCH works to address the causes, not just the symptoms of homelessness, it remains committed to creating opportunities for families and individuals to advocate for their own needs.

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Financial

three stars

85.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
85.0%
  Administrative Expenses 13.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.56
  Program Expenses Growth -31.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 27.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless (MA) 89.02 three stars
United Methodist Open Door (KS) 91.31 four stars
Homes with Hope, Inc. (CT) 90.06 four stars
Presbyterian Night Shelter (TX) 97.07 four stars
Metrocrest Social Services (TX) 92.30 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,123,811
   Federated Campaigns $63,356
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $215,530
Total Contributions $2,402,697
   Program Service Revenue $96,519
Total Primary Revenue $2,499,216
   Other Revenue $20,833
TOTAL REVENUE $2,520,049
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,072,966
   Administrative Expenses $447,526
   Fundraising Expenses $40,127
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,560,619
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $959,430
   
Net Assets $4,185,521

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Furniture Bank $431,434 40.2%
Education $365,330 34.0%
Homelink Initiative $276,202 25.7%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 09/03/2019 89.02 three stars
2018-06 08/01/2019 83.43 three stars
2016-06 10/01/2017 91.02 four stars
2015-06 06/01/2016 90.76 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 03/01/2016 86.65 three stars
2014-06 09/01/2015 80.30 three stars
2013-06 06/01/2014 82.00 three stars
2012-06 05/01/2013 80.94 three stars
2011-06 05/01/2012 80.55 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 77.60 two stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 22-2599662
Name in IRS Master File MASSACHUSETTS COALITION FOR THE HOMELESS INC
NTEE Code P85
NTEE Classification Homeless Persons Centers, Services
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (560) Supplying money, goods or services to the poor
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date May, 1985
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$87,241 5.59% Robyn Frost Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless (MA) 89.02 three stars
Community LINC (MO) 90.61 four stars
Bridges Outreach (NJ) 91.51 four stars
Save the Family (AZ) 85.78 three stars
WINGS Program, Inc. (IL) 92.95 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless
73 Buffum Street
Lynn, MA 01902
tel: (781) 595-7570
fax: (781) 595-7574
EIN: 22-2599662

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Board Leadership

Elizabeth Cheng
President

CEO

Robyn Frost
Executive Director

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