Better Business Bureau Report for
DuPage Homeownership Center, Inc.

Better Business Bureau Report issued June 2014
Better Business Bureau Report expires June 2016

This BBB Accredited charity meets all 20 Standards for Charity Accountability. Find out more...

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Charity Contact Information

Name: DuPage Homeownership Center, Inc.
Address: 1600 E. Roosevelt Rd
  Wheaton, IL 60187
Phone: 630-260-2500
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1991, Illinois
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: The DuPage Homeownership Center (DHOC) is a nonprofit organization that provides a full range of services to promote responsible sustainable homeownership, with an emphasis on serving first-time homebuyers, low- and moderate-income households and homeowners in crisis.

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Evaluation Conclusions


DuPage Homeownership Center, Inc. meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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For almost a quarter century, the DuPage Homeownership Center (DHOC) has been serving the needs of DuPage County. In 1991 DHOC was created to “Promote and Preserve Homeownership for low and moderate-income clients in DuPage”. By providing pre and post-home purchase education and individual counseling, DHOC has helped many achieve their dream of home ownership. As administrators of the DuPage County Homestead Grant Program, DHOC has helped borrowers with limited assets get the extra boost they needed to purchase their first home.

For the fiscal year ended April 30, 2014, DuPage Homeownership Center, Inc.'s program expenses were:

Total Program Expenses: $
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Chief Executive : Debra Olson, Executive Director

Chair of the Board: Karen Hill
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Major Gifts Officer, United Way DuPage/West Cook

Board Size: 14

Paid Staff Size: 9

*Compensation includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts, and other allowances.
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Fund Raising


Method(s) Used:

direct mail, invitations to fund raising events, grant proposals, internet, planned giving arrangements, membership
Fund raising costs were 78% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $23,185, are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)
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Tax Status


This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.
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The following information is based on DuPage Homeownership Center, Inc.'s audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended April 30, 2014.

Source of Funds  
Grants and Memberships 1,142,429
Program Fees 246,512
Contributions 16,332
Special Event Revenue 6,853
Other Income 3,171
Interest Income 181
Equity in Income of Subsidiary -2,257
Total Income $1,413,221


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 88%  Fund Raising: 4%  Administrative: 8% 

Total income $1,413,221
Program expenses $419,459
Fund raising expenses 18,056
Administrative expenses 36,272
Total expenses $473,787
Income in Excess of Expenses 939,434
Beginning net assets 419,336
Ending net assets 1,358,770
Total liabilities 14,342
Total assets $1,373,112

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