Better Business Bureau Report for
Faith Community Homes

Better Business Bureau Report issued September 2016
Better Business Bureau Report expires September 2018


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: Faith Community Homes
Address: 302 N. Dunton Ave.
  Arlington Heights, IL 60004
Phone: 847-342-0846
Web Address: www.fchomes.org
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 2003, Illinois
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: The charitable and educational purposes of FCH, as set forth in the Articles of Incorporation, are to educate the community about issues surrounding the need for attainable housing and to provide housing and human services to families at risk of homelessness. A related purpose is to solicit and receive gifts and contributions.

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Evaluation Conclusions

              

Faith Community Homes does not meet the following 4 Standards for Charity Accountability.

Standard 6: Board Policy on Effectiveness - Have a board policy of assessing, no less than every two years, the organization's performance and effectiveness and of determining future actions required to achieve its mission.

Faith Community Homes does not meet this Standard because:

  • The board of directors does not have a written policy stating that, at least every two years, an appraisal be done assessing the organization’s performance and effectiveness and determining future actions required to achieve its mission.

Standard 7: Board Approval of Written Report on Effectiveness - Submit to the organization's governing body, for its approval, a written report that outlines the results of the aforementioned performance and effectiveness assessment and recommendations for future actions.

Faith Community Homes does not meet this Standard because:

  • It has never completed an effectiveness assessment.

Standard 16: Annual Report - Have an annual report available to all, on request, that includes: (a) the organization's mission statement, (b) a summary of the past year's program service accomplishments, (c) a roster of the officers and members of the board of directors, (d) financial information that includes (i) total income in the past fiscal year, (ii) expenses in the same program, fund raising and administrative categories as in the financial statements, and (iii) ending net assets.

Faith Community Homes does not meet this standard because:

  • The organization states it does not have an annual report covering activities conducted in the past year.

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.

Faith Community Homes does not meet this Standard because the privacy policy on this website, www.fchomes.org does not indicate:

  • What security measures are in place to protect personal information that is collected.
Faith Community Homes meets the remaining 16 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Programs

              

Providing housing and human services to families at risk of homelessness will include programs that assist low-income families with children ("Clients), who are currently living or working in Arlington Heights and Palatine, Illinois and such areas as the Board of Directors may designate. Such programs may include: a. Providing Clients with subsidized transitional housing, for a pre-determined period of time. b. Providing support services that will assist Clients to improve their employability and financial condition. c. Assisting Clients in finding subsequent permanent affordable housing

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2015, Faith Community Homes's program expenses were:

  
Salaries & Payroll Taxes 73,925
Rental & Family Assistance 59,606
In Kind Expenses 48,845
Total Program Expenses: $182,376
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Governance

              

Chief Executive : Charles Warner, Executive Director
Compensation*: 
$28,820

Chair of the Board: James Mayer
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Retired Sales Manager for Kohler Corporation

Board Size: 12

Paid Staff Size: 4

*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
Fund raising costs were 3% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $240,070, 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 Faith Community Homes's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2015.

Source of Funds  
Donations Received 110,571
In Kind Revenue 64,845
Participating Churches 64,654
Grant Income 24,183
Interest Income 123
Gain on Sale of Asset
Rent from Families
Total Income $264,376


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Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 75%  Fund Raising: 3%  Administrative: 22% 

Total income $264,376
Program expenses $182,376
Fund raising expenses 7,528
Administrative expenses 52,923
Total expenses $242,827
Income in Excess of Expenses 21,549
Beginning net assets 132,567
Other Changes in Net Assets 21,549
Ending net assets 154,116
Total liabilities 2,490
Total assets $156,606


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