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

Better Business Bureau Report issued January 2017
Better Business Bureau Report expires January 2019

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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:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 2004, Illinois
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: The mission of the Alliance to End Homelessness is to strive for the elimination of homelessness in suburban Cook County through the coordination and maximization of available resources to assist homeless individuals and families. The Alliance serves as a convener for the collaborative, community-based endeavors of homeless service providers, affordable housing developers, local governments, foundations, and the private sector.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Alliance to End Homelessness in Suburban Cook County meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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The Alliance to End Homelessness in Suburban Cook County coordinates the Cook County Continuum of Care (IL-511), which encompasses homeless assistance efforts throughout all of Cook County except for the city of Chicago. As the lead agency for suburban Cook County’s Continuum of Care, the Alliance brings together a range of services and housing options for homeless people. The Alliance convenes a variety of stakeholders to cooperatively set priorities, collect data, rank project applications, and measure outcomes. In coordinating the annual application to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for homeless assistance grants, the Alliance brings in approximately $11 million per year to support over fifty homeless programs in the region.

For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2015, Alliance to End Homelessness in Suburban Cook County's program expenses were:

Data Collection 459,533
Continuum of Care Planning 165,857
Total Program Expenses: $625,390
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Chief Executive : Jennifer C. Hill, Executive Director

Chair of the Board: Carl Wolf
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Executive Director of Respond Now

Board Size: 35

Paid Staff Size: 7

*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, membership
Fund raising costs were 16% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $179,397, 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 Alliance to End Homelessness in Suburban Cook County's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2015.

Source of Funds  
Contract Income 562,119
Contributions 117,687
In-Kind Professional Services 61,710
other 10,129
Total Income $751,645


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

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

Total income $751,645
Program expenses $625,390
Fund raising expenses 27,826
Administrative expenses 59,802
Total expenses $713,018
Income in Excess of Expenses 38,627
Beginning net assets 139,202
Ending net assets 177,829
Total liabilities 80,079
Total assets $257,908

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