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Community Development : Housing and Neighborhood Development

HomeFront, CT/NY

Providing free repairs to low-income homeowners.

four stars

91.55

88 Hamilton Avenue Stamford, CT 06902
tel: (800) 887-4673   Web Site
EIN: 30-0281085

Board Leadership
Kenneth C. Weigand
Chair

CEO
Sean O'Brien
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.55 four stars
  Financial 91.13 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/22/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

HomeFront helps qualified, low-income homeowners who are physically or financially challenged to maintain their residence by providing free home repairs through teams of volunteers. The goal of HomeFront is to provide free home repairs for homes and community centers focusing on the neediest circumstances. Our program staff and volunteers work hand-in-hand with homeowners to provide those repairs that will be the most meaningful to them and have the greatest impact on their quality of life. Repairs may include carpentry, plumbing, electrical work, roofing, drywall, weatherproofing, window and door replacement, wheel chair ramps, installation of smoke detectors and fire extinguishers, painting, cleaning, and yard work.

HomeFront helps qualified, low-income homeowners who are physically or financially challenged to maintain their residence by providing free home repairs through teams of volunteers. The goal of HomeFront is to provide free home repairs for homes and community centers focusing on the neediest circumstances. Our program staff and volunteers work hand-in-hand with homeowners to provide those repairs that will be the most meaningful to them and have the greatest impact on their quality of life. Repairs may include carpentry, plumbing, electrical work, roofing, drywall, weatherproofing, window and door replacement, wheel chair ramps, installation of smoke detectors and fire extinguishers, painting, cleaning, and yard work.

Results Information

Reported Results
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Total in 2016
Number of applications for housing received from targeted population
793
Number of evaluations conducted
550
Number of homeowners/tenants rating their feeling of safety in and around their homes as satisfactory
50
Number of volunteers
2,240
Total dollar amount of grants awarded
303,471
Number of revitalized homes.
64
Percentage of low-income families assisted in cities with highest need - target areas.
88
Depth of repair assistance provided on ascending scale of 1 - 5.
3
Value of quality, targeted building materials secured as donations.
156,000
Percentage of assisted families rating HomeFront's response to their top three repair issues as "Excellent" or "Very Satisfactory."
92
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Financial

four stars

91.13

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 12/22/2017 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
90.0%
  Administrative Expenses 7.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.41
  Program Expenses Growth 4.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by HomeFront, CT/NY on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by HomeFront, CT/NY on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
HomeFront, CT/NY (CT) 91.55 four stars
Plymouth Housing Group (WA) 87.87 three stars
Rebuilding Together Houston (TX) 91.33 four stars
HomeAid America (CA) 93.41 four stars
Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley (CA) 96.66 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,204,162
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,204,162
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,204,162
   Other Revenue $0
TOTAL REVENUE $1,204,162
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,025,609
   Administrative Expenses $89,584
   Fundraising Expenses $33,398
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,148,591
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $55,571
   
Net Assets $522,576

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.

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Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-08 12/22/2017 91.55 four stars
2015-08 02/01/2017 79.90 two stars
2014-08 06/01/2016 80.58 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-08 03/01/2016 80.45 three 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 30-0281085
Name in IRS Master File HOMEFRONT INC
NTEE Code P60
NTEE Classification Emergency Assistance (Food, Clothing, Cash)
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
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 June, 2006
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End August
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • August, 2015
  • August, 2014
  • August, 2013
  • August, 2012
  • August, 2011

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

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
None reported -- Sean O'Brien Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
HomeFront, CT/NY (CT) 91.55 four stars
Rebuilding Together (DC) 85.85 three stars
Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley (CA) 96.66 four stars
CATCH Neighborhood Housing (NH) 86.33 three stars
Home Repair Services (MI) 86.83 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

HomeFront, CT/NY
88 Hamilton Avenue
Stamford, CT 06902
tel: (800) 887-4673
fax: (203) 327-7310
EIN: 30-0281085

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Board Leadership

Kenneth C. Weigand
Chair

CEO

Sean O'Brien
Executive Director

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