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CN Advisory: Moderate Concern

ECHO Housing Corporation

414 Baker Avenue Evansville, IN 47710
tel: (812) 423-8422   Web Site
EIN: 35-1831922

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On March 22, 2018, it came to the attention of Charity Navigator that Echo Housing Corporation is the subject of an investigation by the Evansville Police Department , according to an article titled, "Evansville police opens investigation into ECHO Housing, despite lack of cooperation." For this reason, we have issued a Moderate Concern CN Advisory. For more information regarding the charges reported, please see The Courier & Press article.

  • On March 26, 2018, The Courier & Press published an article titled, "ECHO Housing Corp. disputes Evansville Police Deparment's [sic] account of investigation." For more information, please see The Courier & Press article.

  • On March 27, 2018, The Courier & Press published an article titled, "ECHO director declines to identify board members." For more information, please see The the Courier & Press article.

  • On November 26, 2018, The Courier & Press published an article titled, "ECHO interim director: EPD investigation of nonprofit continues; Council to revisit funding." For more information, please see The Courier & Press article.

  • On February 4, 2019, The Courier & Press published an article titled, "Former ECHO director gave herself extra paychecks, now faces theft charges, feds say." For more information, please see The Courier & Press article.

  • On March 26, 2019, The Courier & Press published an article titled, "Ex-ECHO Housing Corp. director Stephanie Tenbarge's trial date pushed." For more information, please see The Courier & Press article.


This charity has received a Moderate Concern Advisory due to an open or pending investigation regarding allegations of possible illegal activity, improper conduct, organizational mismanagement, or other matters of concern. Please note that this investigation has not concluded and that the allegations being investigated have not been confirmed by the U.S. legal system. Charity Navigator aims to provide donors and users with as much information as possible in order to make an informed giving decision. This advisory will be updated once we become aware that the investigation is completed. The views and opinions expressed here are those of the authors of sources used for the reported information, and not those of Charity Navigator. Charity Navigator is not responsible for the nature or content of the information presented through such external sources and websites. For more information on how or when we decide to publish a CN Advisory, please review our methodology.

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EIN 35-1831922
Name in IRS Master File ECHO HOUSING CORPORATION
NTEE Code L21
NTEE Classification Public Housing Facilities
NTEE Type Housing, Shelter
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (381) Low and moderate income 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 April, 1993
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013

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ECHO Housing Corporation
414 Baker Avenue
Evansville, IN 47710
tel: (812) 423-8422
fax: (812) 423-8108
EIN: 35-1831922

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