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Washington Low Income Housing Alliance

Leading the movement to ensure that all our residents thrive in safe, healthy, affordable homes.

two stars

76.19

100 West Harrison Street North Tower Suite N220
Seattle, WA 98119
tel: (206) 442-9455   Web Site
EIN: 91-1599354

Board Leadership
Liz Trautman
President

CEO
Rachael Myers
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 76.19 two stars
  Financial 78.61 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 74.00 two stars
This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of the Washington Low Income Housing Alliance is to lead the movement to ensure that all our residents thrive in safe, healthy, affordable homes. We do this through advocacy, education, and organizing. Our vision is that all Washington residents have the opportunity to live in safe, healthy, affordable homes in thriving communities.

The mission of the Washington Low Income Housing Alliance is to lead the movement to ensure that all our residents thrive in safe, healthy, affordable homes. We do this through advocacy, education, and organizing. Our vision is that all Washington residents have the opportunity to live in safe, healthy, affordable homes in thriving communities.

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Financial

two stars

78.61

Accountability & Transparency

two stars

74.00

This rating was published 05/01/2020 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)
72.1%
  Administrative Expenses 19.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.40
  Program Expenses Growth 3.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 10.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Washington Low Income Housing Alliance on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Washington Low Income Housing Alliance on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Washington Low Income Housing Alliance (WA) 76.19 two stars
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $249,622
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $166,598
   Fundraising Events $62,520
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $712,500
Total Contributions $1,191,240
   Program Service Revenue $191,331
Total Primary Revenue $1,382,571
   Other Revenue $71,930
TOTAL REVENUE $1,454,501
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $870,593
   Administrative Expenses $209,094
   Fundraising Expenses $127,056
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,206,743
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $247,758
   
Net Assets $486,975

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
Annual Conference $117,947 13.5%
Housing and Homelessness Advocacy Day $19,884 2.3%
Policy Advocacy and Development $19,074 2.2%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 05/01/2020 76.19 two stars
2017-12 06/01/2019 77.08 two stars
2016-06 02/01/2018 76.62 two stars
2015-06 07/01/2017 80.20 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 91-1599354
Name in IRS Master File WASHINGTON LOW INCOME HOUSING ALLIANCE
NTEE Code L20
NTEE Classification Housing Development, Construction, Management
NTEE Type Housing, Shelter
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (398) Instruction and guidance on housing
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 August, 1993
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$86,645 7.18% Rachael Myers Executive Director

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Washington Low Income Housing Alliance (WA) 76.19 two stars
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Charity Contact Info

Washington Low Income Housing Alliance
100 West Harrison Street
North Tower Suite N220
Seattle, WA 98119
tel: (206) 442-9455
fax: (206) 467-4522
EIN: 91-1599354

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Board Leadership

Liz Trautman
President

CEO

Rachael Myers
Executive Director

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