Better Business Bureau Report for
Alliance to End Homelessness in Suburban Cook County

Better Business Bureau Report issued January 2015
Better Business Bureau Report expires January 2017


Does not meet one or more standards
This charity does not meet one or more of the 20 standards for Charity Accountability. Find out more...


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Charity Contact Information

Name: Alliance to End Homelessness in Suburban Cook County
Address: 4415 W. Harrison St., Suite 228
  Hillside, IL 60162
Phone: 708-236-3261
Web Address: http://www.suburbancook.org/index.html
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 2004, Illinois
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: The Corporation is a community planning body created to oversee the Continuum of Care (CoC) program established by the U.S. Dept. of HUD for reviewing requests for block grant money from HUD for suburban Cook County Illinois. The Corporation will plan for service and housing priorities, guide the planning and implementation of projects that fit within the CoC strategic plan, and carry out the activities of the CoC to maximize interagency collaboration. The Corporation will also facilitate partnerships to prevent homelessness, reduce duplicative services, impact systems change, improve local and county-wide service planning, adopt best practices and expand and preserve access to housing and supportive services to significantly impact and reduce homelessness in suburban Cook County, Illinois.

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Evaluation Conclusions

              

Alliance to End Homelessness in Suburban Cook County does not meet the following Standard for Charity Accountability.

Standard 18: Privacy for Written Appeals & Internet Privacy - Address privacy concerns of donors by (a) providing in written appeals, at least annually, a means (e.g., such as a check off box) for both new and continuing donors to inform the charity if they do not want their name and address shared outside the organization, (b) providing a clear, prominent and easily accessible privacy policy on any of its websites that tells visitors (i) what information, if any, is being collected about them by the charity and how this information will be used, (ii) how to contact the charity to review personal information collected and request corrections, (iii) how to inform the charity (e.g., a check off box) that the visitor does not wish his/her personal information to be shared outside the organization, and (iv) what security measures the charity has in place to protect personal information.

Alliance to End Homelessness in Suburban Cook County meets the remaining 19 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Programs

              

As the chief planning, coordinating and administrative body of the Continuum of Care for suburban Cook County, IL, the Corporation will not provide any direct client services to individuals who are homeless or facing homelessness. Rather, the Corporation shall, through its activities, seek to enhance the availability, coordination and delivery of services through its member organizations in a fair and open manner so as to advance the elimination of homelessness. The Corporation shall not pursue any activity, funding, legislation or organizing effort other than those necessary to directly accomplish its goal.

For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2013, Alliance to End Homelessness in Suburban Cook County's program expenses were:

  
data collection 327,106
other 125,138
Total Program Expenses: $452,244
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Governance

              

Chief Executive : Jennifer C. Hill, Executive Director
Compensation*: 
$74,640

Chair of the Board: Lynda Schueler
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Executive Director, West Suburban PADS

Co-Chair of the Board : Jeffrey Rabin

Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Owner-Jeffrey A Rabin & Associates Ltd

Co-Chair of the Board : Khen Nickele

Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Retired from IDHS, Mental Health Division

Board Size: 35

Paid Staff Size: 6

*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, telephone, grant proposals, internet, membership
Fund raising costs were 13% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $106,872, 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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Financial

              

The following information is based on Alliance to End Homelessness in Suburban Cook County's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2013.

Source of Funds  
contract income 390,163
contributions 106,872
other 3,012
Total Income $500,047


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Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 87%  Fund Raising: 3%  Administrative: 10% 

Total income $500,047
Program expenses $452,244
Fund raising expenses 14,021
Administrative expenses 53,987
Total expenses $520,252
Expenses in Excess of Income (20,205)
Beginning net assets 153,092
Ending net assets 132,887
Total liabilities 69,122
Total assets $202,009


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