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Human Services : Homeless Services

Homeless Empowerment Program

Helping People Help Themselves

four stars

91.50

1120 North Betty Lane Clearwater, FL 33755
tel: (727) 442-9041   Web Site
EIN: 59-2729694

Board Leadership
Haley Crum
Chairman

CEO
Ashley Lowery
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.50 four stars
  Financial 87.98 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

HEP is a registered 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Since 1986, our Mission has been to provide homeless and low-income individuals and families, including veterans, with housing, food, clothing, and support services necessary to obtain self-sufficiency and improved quality of life.

HEP is a registered 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Since 1986, our Mission has been to provide homeless and low-income individuals and families, including veterans, with housing, food, clothing, and support services necessary to obtain self-sufficiency and improved quality of life.

Impact & Results Score

Score
100/100
Program Name: Emergency Shelter and Outreach Housing
Program Name: Emergency Shelter and Outreach Housing

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
Homeless Emergency Project provides people experiencing homelessness with a temporary place to stay.
Impact Statement
$20 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 Homeless Empowerment Program.
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

three stars

87.98

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 02/01/2020 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)
81.8%
  Administrative Expenses 10.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.03
  Program Expenses Growth 2.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 21.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Homeless Empowerment Program on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Homeless Empowerment Program on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Homeless Empowerment Program (FL) 91.50 four stars
Gateway180 :: Homelessness Reversed (MO) 85.79 three stars
Vision House (WA) 91.47 four stars
Family Promise of Greater Cleveland (OH) 86.93 three stars
The Institute for Human Services (HI) 92.74 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,499,992
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $98,418
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $2,787,236
Total Contributions $5,385,646
   Program Service Revenue $335,666
Total Primary Revenue $5,721,312
   Other Revenue $217,043
TOTAL REVENUE $5,938,355
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,918,804
   Administrative Expenses $522,531
   Fundraising Expenses $434,131
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,875,466
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $62,889
   
Net Assets $12,738,404

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
Housing Program - Emergency $3,220,761 65.5%
Counseling $1,341,837 27.3%
Thrift Store $356,206 7.2%

Ratings History
Homeless Empowerment Program has received 10 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 02/01/2020 91.50 four stars
2018-12 09/03/2019 90.16 four stars
2017-12 12/01/2018 91.41 four stars
2016-12 02/01/2018 93.06 four stars
2015-12 02/01/2017 91.29 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 93.84 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/01/2015 92.56 four stars
2013-12 05/01/2015 96.98 four stars
2012-12 12/20/2013 98.87 four stars
2011-12 02/01/2013 96.90 four stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 94.30 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 96.01 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 04/01/2011 96.76 four stars
2008-12 04/01/2010 89.94 three stars
2007-12 12/01/2008 95.54 four stars
2006-12 12/15/2007 95.34 four stars
2005-12 08/01/2007 92.28 four stars
2004-12 12/01/2005 84.27 three stars
2003-12 02/01/2005 98.32 four stars
2002-12 12/01/2003 95.59 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 59-2729694
Name in IRS Master File HOMELESS EMERGENCY PROJECT INC
NTEE Code L41
NTEE Classification Homeless, Temporary Shelter For
NTEE Type Housing, Shelter
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (560) Supplying money, goods or services to the poor
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 May, 1987
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, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$99,127 1.68% Ashley Lowery President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Homeless Empowerment Program (FL) 91.50 four stars
The INN (NY) 89.66 three stars
Community Action House (MI) 85.17 three stars
Solid Ground (MN) 97.34 four stars
Lazarus House (MA) 87.68 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Homeless Empowerment Program
1120 North Betty Lane
Clearwater, FL 33755
tel: (727) 442-9041
fax: (727) 441-9767
EIN: 59-2729694

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Board Leadership

Haley Crum
Chairman

CEO

Ashley Lowery
President & CEO

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