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National Low Income Housing Coalition

Achieving socially just public policy that assures people with the lowest incomes in the United States have affordable and decent homes.

three stars

89.74

1000 Vermont Ave NW Suite 500
Washington, DC 20005
tel: (202) 662-1530   Web Site
EIN: 52-1089824

Board Leadership
Greg Payne
Chair

CEO
Diane Yentel
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.74 three stars
  Financial 90.55 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 07/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

four stars

90.55

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 07/01/2017 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)
78.2%
  Administrative Expenses 15.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.34
  Program Expenses Growth 7.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 12.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by National Low Income Housing Coalition on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by National Low Income Housing Coalition on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
National Low Income Housing Coalition (DC) 89.74 three stars
Make the Road New York (NY) 87.25 three stars
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The National Low Income Housing Coalition is dedicated solely to achieving socially just public policy that assures people with the lowest incomes in the United States have affordable and decent homes. Founded in 1974 by Cushing N. Dolbeare, NLIHC educates, organizes and advocates to ensure decent, affordable housing for everyone. Our goals are to preserve existing federally assisted homes and housing resources, expand the supply of low income housing, and establish housing stability as the primary purpose of federal low income housing policy.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,361,462
   Federated Campaigns $1,727
   Membership Dues $361,209
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,724,398
   Program Service Revenue $476,986
Total Primary Revenue $3,201,384
   Other Revenue $409,914
TOTAL REVENUE $3,611,298
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,065,851
   Administrative Expenses $528,724
   Fundraising Expenses $133,623
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,728,198
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $883,100
   
Net Assets $6,462,438

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
Socially Just Public Policy $2,065,851 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 07/01/2017 89.74 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 52-1089824
Name in IRS Master File NATIONAL LOW INCOME HOUSING COALITION AND LOW INCOME HOUSING
NTEE Code L99
NTEE Classification Housing, Shelter N.E.C.
NTEE Type Housing, Shelter
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (398) Instruction and guidance on housing
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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, 1979
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
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  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 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 Compensation from Affiliates
$179,531 6.58% Sheila Crowley President, CEO $7,480

The National Low Income Housing Coalition is dedicated solely to achieving socially just public policy that assures people with the lowest incomes in the United States have affordable and decent homes. Founded in 1974 by Cushing N. Dolbeare, NLIHC educates, organizes and advocates to ensure decent, affordable housing for everyone. Our goals are to preserve existing federally assisted homes and housing resources, expand the supply of low income housing, and establish housing stability as the primary purpose of federal low income housing policy.

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National Low Income Housing Coalition (DC) 89.74 three stars
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Charity Contact Info

National Low Income Housing Coalition
1000 Vermont Ave NW
Suite 500
Washington, DC 20005
tel: (202) 662-1530
fax: (202) 393-1973
EIN: 52-1089824

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Board Leadership

Greg Payne
Chair

CEO

Diane Yentel
President, CEO

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