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Human Services : Social Services

Housing Opportunities and Maintenance for the Elderly

H.O.M.E. is a one-of-a-kind organization that fosters joy, independence, and connection for older adults.

three stars

89.17

1419 West Carroll Avenue Floor Two
Chicago, IL 60607
tel: (773) 921-3200   Web Site
EIN: 36-3172591

Board Leadership
Celeste King
President

CEO
Gail Schechter
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.17 three stars
  Financial 85.23 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/23/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Since 1982, H.O.M.E. has acted as a social safety net, helping Chicago's low-income seniors thrive in their community by bringing together a unique combination of services in a supportive environment that recognizes their gifts as well as their needs. H.O.M.E.'s vision is of a Chicago in which people of all ages live together in a way that supports older adults' connection to the larger community. Additionally, H.O.M.E. is the only organization in Chicago that provides community support services to often overlooked low-income seniors, most of whom are Black women in disinvested neighborhoods.

Since 1982, H.O.M.E. has acted as a social safety net, helping Chicago's low-income seniors thrive in their community by bringing together a unique combination of services in a supportive environment that recognizes their gifts as well as their needs. H.O.M.E.'s vision is of a Chicago in which people of all ages live together in a way that supports older adults' connection to the larger community. Additionally, H.O.M.E. is the only organization in Chicago that provides community support services to often overlooked low-income seniors, most of whom are Black women in disinvested neighborhoods.

Financial

three stars

85.23

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 12/23/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
82.0%
  Administrative Expenses 8.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.60
  Program Expenses Growth 6.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 47.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Housing Opportunities and Maintenance for the Elderly on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Housing Opportunities and Maintenance for the Elderly on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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How is the organization collecting feedback?
Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc), Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Case management notes, Community meetings or town halls, Constituent (client or resident, etc) advisory committees
How is the organization using feedback?
To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve
With whom is the organization sharing feedback?
The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners
What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?
It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome
Describe a recent change in your organization that resulted from feedback.
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Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Housing Opportunities and Maintenance for the Elderly (IL) 89.17 three stars
Senior Neighbors (MI) 87.92 three stars
Family Eldercare (TX) 93.98 four stars
Bridgewater HealthCare Foundation (VA) 91.42 four stars
National Council on Aging (VA) 88.12 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,205,397
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $95,902
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $66,043
Total Contributions $1,367,342
   Program Service Revenue $846,103
Total Primary Revenue $2,213,445
   Other Revenue $72,086
TOTAL REVENUE $2,285,531
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,732,170
   Administrative Expenses $180,610
   Fundraising Expenses $195,778
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,108,558
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $176,973
   
Net Assets $3,210,034

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
Intergenerational Housing $1,122,894 64.8%
Upkeep and Repair $360,574 20.8%
Moving Assistance $114,539 6.6%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-09 12/23/2020 89.17 three stars
2018-09 08/01/2019 90.01 four stars
2017-09 09/01/2018 90.43 four stars
2016-09 12/22/2017 92.16 four stars
2016-09 12/01/2017 91.17 four stars
2015-09 11/01/2016 86.20 three stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 81.31 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 11/01/2015 81.37 three stars
2013-09 10/01/2014 79.16 two stars
2012-09 10/01/2013 76.80 two stars
2011-09 12/01/2012 79.69 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 36-3172591
Name in IRS Master File HOUSING OPPORTUNITIES & MAINTENANCE FOR THE ELDERLY INC
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities
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, 1982
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • September, 2018
  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$91,593 4.34% Bruce Otto Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$12,538 0.59% Gail Schechter Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Housing Opportunities and Maintenance for the Elderly (IL) 89.17 three stars
FiftyForward (TN) 87.90 three stars
Masonic Homes of California (CA) 90.67 four stars
Family Eldercare (TX) 93.98 four stars
The Senior Source (TX) 89.75 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Housing Opportunities and Maintenance for the Elderly
1419 West Carroll Avenue
Floor Two
Chicago, IL 60607
tel: (773) 921-3200
EIN: 36-3172591

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Board Leadership

Celeste King
President

CEO

Gail Schechter
Executive Director

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