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Human Services : Homeless Services

Our House, Arkansas

Hope for the Working Homeless

four stars

96.23

302 East Roosevelt Road Little Rock, AR 72206
tel: (501) 374-7383   Web Site
EIN: 71-0653846

Board Leadership
Scott Irby
President

CEO
Ben Goodwin
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 96.23 four stars
  Financial 94.68 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Our House empowers homeless and near-homeless families and individuals to succeed in the workforce, in school, and in life through hard work, wise decision-making, and active participation in the community. Our House maintains an emergency shelter and transitional housing for up to 110 people each day. Our Children's Programs include a licensed child development center for homeless children in Arkansas, as well as out of school-time programs: after school, summer, spring break, and more. State-licensed adult education instructors teach in the Career Center. Reentry services, job training, financial literacy and other programs are available for all residents. Families stay connected to Our House for a year after moving out through the Central Arkansas Family Stability Institute, our homeless-prevention case management program. We serve over 2,000 men, women and children each year. Of those, at least 75% move out of homelessness.

Our House empowers homeless and near-homeless families and individuals to succeed in the workforce, in school, and in life through hard work, wise decision-making, and active participation in the community. Our House maintains an emergency shelter and transitional housing for up to 110 people each day. Our Children's Programs include a licensed child development center for homeless children in Arkansas, as well as out of school-time programs: after school, summer, spring break, and more. State-licensed adult education instructors teach in the Career Center. Reentry services, job training, financial literacy and other programs are available for all residents. Families stay connected to Our House for a year after moving out through the Central Arkansas Family Stability Institute, our homeless-prevention case management program. We serve over 2,000 men, women and children each year. Of those, at least 75% move out of homelessness.

Impact & Results Score

Score
75/100
Program Name: The Shelter
Program Name: The Shelter

Note: The Impact & Results score currently has no effect on the nonprofit's Star Rating.

The Impact & Results score is a measure of how well a nonprofit delivers on its stated mission. To issue a score, Charity Navigator estimates the actual impact the nonprofit has on the lives of those it serves, and determines whether it is making good use of donor resources to achieve that impact. Learn more about our Impact & Results methodology here.

Program Activities
Our House provides people experiencing homelessness with a temporary place to stay.
Impact Statement
$40 provides a night of shelter for a person experiencing homelessness.
Assessment Benchmark
Impact & Results scores of emergency shelters are based on the cost of providing a night of shelter relative to the Fair Market Rent in that county. Programs receive an Impact & Results score of 100 if they are less than 200% the cost of a meal and a score of 75 if they are less than 400%. If a nonprofit reports impact but doesn't meet the threshold for cost-effectiveness, it earns a score of 50.
Methodology
ImpactMatters analyzed publicly available data to rate the cost-effectiveness of Our House, Arkansas.
Data Source
We look for self-reported shelter nights. If we cannot find this information we estimate it using HIC data.
Method for Attributing Outcomes
We assume that the provision of shelter by one nonprofit does not diminish the provision of shelter by any other (neighboring) nonprofit. We also assume there is, in general, no slack capacity in the homeless shelter system. In the absence of a given shelter, beneficiaries would not be able to stay at another shelter because other shelters are assumed to have no beds to spare. We therefore set the counterfactual to zero.
Details
Analysis conducted by ImpactMatters and published on November 22, 2019.
This impact information is current as of September 2020, when it was provided to us by ImpactMatters. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

four stars

94.68

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 06/01/2021 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)
82.3%
  Administrative Expenses 12.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.37
  Program Expenses Growth 5.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Our House, Arkansas on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Our House, Arkansas on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Our House, Arkansas (AR) 96.23 four stars
Community LINC (MO) 90.29 four stars
BEDS Plus Care Inc. (IL) 93.86 four stars
Homeless Youth Connection (AZ) 96.66 four stars
Shepherd's Table (MD) 97.15 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,193,761
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $646,673
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,444,546
Total Contributions $4,284,980
   Program Service Revenue $423,340
Total Primary Revenue $4,708,320
   Other Revenue $228,436
TOTAL REVENUE $4,936,756
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,133,868
   Administrative Expenses $525,284
   Fundraising Expenses $186,777
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,845,929
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,090,827
   
Net Assets $12,145,427

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History
Our House, Arkansas has received 5 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 06/01/2021 96.23 four stars
2018-06 12/01/2019 99.81 four stars
2018-06 11/01/2019 97.16 four stars
2018-06 09/03/2019 90.09 four stars
2017-06 12/01/2018 100.00 four stars
2017-06 09/01/2018 95.05 four stars
2016-06 02/01/2018 100.00 four stars
2015-06 12/22/2017 97.17 four stars
2015-06 11/01/2016 89.39 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 89.24 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 12/01/2015 89.19 three stars
2013-06 04/01/2015 92.20 four stars
2012-06 05/01/2014 94.98 four 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 71-0653846
Name in IRS Master File OUR HOUSE 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 (399) Other housing 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 February, 1988
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$132,362 3.44% Ben Goodwin Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Our House, Arkansas (AR) 96.23 four stars
Hope Helps (FL) 92.41 four stars
Project HOME (PA) 96.05 four stars
Marian House (MD) 91.37 four stars
Ministry With Community (MI) 94.10 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Our House, Arkansas
302 East Roosevelt Road
Little Rock, AR 72206
tel: (501) 374-7383
fax: (501) 374-9611
EIN: 71-0653846

Mail donations to:
PO Box 34155
Little Rock, AR 72203

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Board Leadership

Scott Irby
President

CEO

Ben Goodwin
Executive Director

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