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Mass Alliance of HUD Tenants (Boston Affordable Housing Coalition Inc.)

 42 Seaverns Avenue
 Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
[P] (617) 522-5133
[F] (617) 522-4857
maht.org
[email protected]
Michael Kane
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INCORPORATED: 1984
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EIN 22-2526244

LAST UPDATED: 03/11/2019
Organization DBA Massachusetts Alliance of HUD Tenants
Former Names --
Organization received a competitive grant from the Boston Foundation in the past five years No

Summary

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Mission StatementMORE »

MAHT's mission is to preserve and improve at-risk HUD and MassHousing subsidized apartments as permanently affordable housing with a maximum of resident participation, ownership and control. MAHT is the only resident-run, membership coalition providing this assistance in Eastern and Central Massachusetts.

Mission Statement

MAHT's mission is to preserve and improve at-risk HUD and MassHousing subsidized apartments as permanently affordable housing with a maximum of resident participation, ownership and control. MAHT is the only resident-run, membership coalition providing this assistance in Eastern and Central Massachusetts.

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2019 to Dec 31, 2019
Projected Income $252,500.00
Projected Expense $252,335.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Advocacy for anti-bullying and other legislation to benefit subsidized housing tenants
  • Advocate for federal resources, legislation and administrative changes for Section 8 tenants
  • Advocate for increased State resources for low income rental housing
  • Preserve and improve Section 8 buildings
  • Preserve at-risk 13A buildings as affordable housing

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Overview

Mission Statement

MAHT's mission is to preserve and improve at-risk HUD and MassHousing subsidized apartments as permanently affordable housing with a maximum of resident participation, ownership and control. MAHT is the only resident-run, membership coalition providing this assistance in Eastern and Central Massachusetts.

Background Statement

The Mass Alliance of HUD Tenants (MAHT) organizes and supports more than 23 HUD or MassHousing tenant groups, currently representing over 5,000 lower income Massachusetts families in privately-owned, government-subsidized multifamily housing. MAHT's mission is to preserve and improve at-risk subsidized buildings as permanently affordable housing with a maximum of resident participation and control.

MAHT's strategy is to "organize the unorganized" tenants before owners opt out of subsidy contracts. By joining MAHT, tenant groups increase their collective bargaining strength and access with owners, Congress, HUD and other agencies.  

Since 1983, MAHT has preserved 12,450 at-risk units as affordable housing through tenant organizing, one building at a time, setting numerous national precedents. MAHT has played a key role developing the National Alliance of HUD Tenants(NAHT), which shares MAHT's Boston office. 

In 2006, MAHT was the first to organize HUD "expiring mortgage" buildings (Shelterforce, January2010), and is the first to organize at-risk 13A tenants in Massachusetts.  

MAHT has mobilized Massachusetts tenants in NAHT's Save Our Homes Campaigns to block proposals from DC to undermine affordable housing. MAHT received the first-ever Resident Organizing Award by the National Low Income Housing Coalition in 2012 for successfully moving Senator Brown to fully fund HUD rental housing and pass legislation that preserved 60,000 apartments nationwide. 

MAHT has fought for state legislation to protect at-risk tenants, creating the climate for passage of Chapter 40T in 2009 and overseeing its implementation. Since 2005, MAHT has mobilized Southwest Boston voters and is active in Mass VOTE's Civic Engagement Initiative, the MA Voter Table, and Raise Up Massachusetts.


Impact Statement

Recent achievements;  

Preserved 171 at-risk apartments at Concord House as long term Section 8 housing, in heart of South End

Preserved 97 at-risk apartments at Newcastle-Saranac 
Organized several more 13A tenant groups, won support from owners for creative preservation solutions at Mercantile Wharf, Forbes Building, Riverview Towers

Stopped Section 8 contract termination at Esperanza and Fort Hill Gardens Apartments in Highland Park, preservation sale pending 

Developed model anti-bullying legislation, won adoption by Governor’s Commission, filed bill in Statehouse 


Organized several protests against federal budget cuts in 2018

For next year, MAHT will:

Finalize preservation plans to save hundreds of at-risk 13A apartments for lower income people at Mercantile Wharf (85 apartments in the North End), Babcock Towers (100 at risk units in 220 unit building near BU), Forbes Building (147 elderly/handicapped units in JP), and Riverview Towers (200 at risk elderly/handicapped tenants in Fall River).  

Help 80 tenants at Esperanza/ Fort Hill Gardens in Highland Park oversee preservation purchase by Vitus Corporation, with repairs and new management

Help secure long term Section 8 extension of 51 apartments at Roxbury Highland Apartments

Finalize 10 year Section 8 contract extension at 145 Section 8 apartments at Reservoir Towers in Brighton

Mobilize 13A and other tenants for expansion and codification of Mass Rental Voucher Program, seek w funding from real estate excise tax 

Seek passage of model anti-bullying legislation at Statehouse repairs and long term affordability   MAHT will also work to finalize preservation of apreserve at-risk Section 8 buildings at Esperanza Apartments and Fort Hill Gardens for at least 20 years, through a preservation sale, and win a Section 8 contract extension at Roxbury Highlands Apartments.  


Needs Statement

Massachusetts' stock of affordable government-assisted housing remains at-risk. President Trump has proposed deep cuts to HUD and increased rents for tenants. While these proposals have stalled in Congress, long term deficits resulting from tax cuts for the wealthy continue to threaten HUD tenants. Additional advocacy is needed to fight these cuts and meet tenants' needs.

Budget uncertainties combined with high market rents have increased the likelihood that HUD and MassHousing owners will not renew expiring contracts.  12,250 families are at risk through 2022. In particular,  4,240 households with "Section 13A" mortgages from MassHousing face mass displacement and homelessness by 2022.  Unlike HUD tenants, 13A tenants are NOT currently eligible for federal Enhanced Vouchers to prevent displacement. Although current state law limits rent increases for three years, most 13A tenants will be displaced afterwards unless Congress or the state takes action.  

 

 Thousands more units in project-based HUD-assisted housing will expire in the next five years. While most owners are likely to renew, at least some in gentrifying areas will not.

Many Section8 tenants face substandard conditions in aging properties, including widespread bullying in elderly/handicapped HUD housing.


CEO Statement

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Board Chair Statement

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Geographic Area Served

SOUTHEAST REGION, MA
GREATER BOSTON REGION, MA
City of Boston- Citywide (Indiv. neighborhoods also listed)
CENTRAL REGION, MA
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Organization Categories

  1. Housing, Shelter - Homeowners & Tenants Associations
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Independent research has been conducted on this organization's theory of change or on the effectiveness of this organization's program(s)

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Programs

Advocacy for anti-bullying and other legislation to benefit subsidized housing tenants

MAHT is mobilizing tenants to support a model anti-bullying bill for senior and handicapped housing, for passage in this legislative session.
 
Bullying and harassment of vulnerable seniors and handicapped people is a widespread problem.  MAHT first proposed this idea several years ago, based on the recently passed bill addressing bullying in the public school system.  
 
In 2016, the legislature passed a bipartisan bill to create a Gubernatorial Commission to Study the Prevention and Remediation of Bullying in Senior/Handicapped Housing.  MAHT was appointed to the Commission, and asked to co-chair a subcommittee on "best practices" and legislation.  The Subcommittee's proposal for a comprehensive bill, requiring owners and managers to adopt and enforce an anti-bullying strategy at the building level, was endorsed by the Commission in December 2017 and forwarded to the Governor.  The bill is the first comprehensive attempt to address this issue by legislation, anywhere in the US.  
 
Rep. Kevin Honan, the Co-Chair of the Joint Committee on Housing, agreed to file the bill at the Statehouse.  In January 2019, MAHT and allies lined up 60 Co-Sponsors for the Commission-endorsed legislation, filed by Rep Honan in the House and Sen. Lovely in the Senate.  
 
MAHT will mobilize tenants and allies to support the Commission's bill at the Statehouse, and work for an early passage.  MAHT will also reach out to the Attorney General, proposed in the legislation as the enforcement agency, to secure support.  If the legislation passes, MAHT will mobilize tenants to work with the AG's office to implement a Model Plan.  
 
MAHT will also mobilize elderly 13A tenants, especially from Babcock Towers, to support Mayor Walsh's proposed Home Rule Petition for rent control for elderly tenants over the age of 75.   Passage of this bill by 2020 would be essential to prevent displacement of up to 100 elderly tenants at Babcock, should the owner not respond to MAHT and tenant requests to apply for subsidies to protect tenants from displacement, when the three year 40T rent limitation expires in 2022.   
 
Budget  --
Category  Housing, General/Other
Population Served Families Elderly and/or Disabled
Program Short-Term Success 
Adoption by legislature, hopefully in 2019, of anti-bullying legislation, support by the AG
 
Tenant turnout at hearing on Mayor Walsh's Home Rule Petition for rent control for tenants over the age of 75
Program Long-Term Success 
Passage and implementation of model anti-bullying legislation
 
Passage of Mayor's Home Rule Petition for rent control for 75 years+ tenants 
Program Success Monitored By  --
Examples of Program Success  Adoption by Governor's Commission of model legislative proposal developed by MAHT, agreement by Chairman Honan to be the lead sponsor in the House, joined by other Committee leadership

Advocate for federal resources, legislation and administrative changes for Section 8 tenants

Through the National Alliance of HUD Tenants, MAHT will mobilize Massachusetts HUD tenants to oppose any further attempts by the Trump Administration to reduce funding for HUD rental housing, raise rents on low income tenants, or impose bogus "work requirements" as a condition of receiving housing assistance.  
 
As a Coordinator of the Mass Peoples Budget Campaign, MAHT will mobilize tenants to join periodic protests, timed with the federal budget cycle, ensuring that tenant voices are heard.  On April 17, 2019, MAHT will mobilize tenants for a Tax Day action supporting full funding for HUD housing, opposing cuts, and demanding reduction in Pentagon spending and reversal to tax cuts to the 1%, which have created long term pressures to reduce social spending.
 
MAHT will specifically help tenants urge support from at least 5 members of the Massachusetts Congressional delegation, for the Peoples Budget alternative sponsored by the Congressional Progressive Caucus.   MAHT was previously instrumental in securing improved housing language in the Peoples Budget, including support for 400,000 new Section 8 Vouchers nationally; MAHT will advocate with the CPC to ensure this occurs over a 4 year, not 10 years as was the case in 2018.  
 
MAHT will again enlist 13A tenants to ask Senators Warren and Markey to again sponsor an amendment to the Section 8 budget to extend Enhanced Section 8 Vouchers to 4,200 13A tenants, to help avert displacement and provide a federal source to preserve 13A housing.  This year, MAHT will also seek support from Rep. Kit Clark, a member of the THUD Approps Committee in the House, to support this amendment on the House side.
 
Through NAHT, MAHT will also seek Congressional support for NAHT's new legislative proposals to Reform the HUD Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC) and to Empower Tenants, including funds for tenant organizing.  MAHT will raise funds to bring 30 Massachusetts tenants to the June 2019 NAHT, and to lobby the Massachusetts delegation during the Conference's Lobby Day to support these NAHT initiatives, as well as the 13A Enhanced Voucher amendment.  MAHT will also send tenant board representatives to NAHT's Strategic Planning retreat on March 25/26 and the ensuing National Low Income Housing Coalition conference, to advocate for these measures.  
 
Finally, MAHT will mobilize its delegation to the NAHT conference to advocate with top HUD Headquarters officials at the June 10, 2019 Conference plenary session, for adoption of NAHT's administrative reform and enforcement agenda, to improve REAC and Management and Occupancy Review inspections, with tenant input.  MAHT tenants will also advocate with HUD to ensure additional resources are committed for tenant capacity-building, to local groups like MAHT.  
 
 
 
 
 
 
Budget  --
Category  Housing, General/Other
Population Served Families Elderly and/or Disabled
Program Short-Term Success 
Tenant turnout and speakers at April 17 Tax Day rally
 
30 tenants to June NAHT conference, including 20 educational/training workshops to develop tenant leadership and highlight "best practice" victories
 
Full funding for HUD rental housing programs, no rent increases or penalties for tenants, in FY 2020
 
Sponsorship of Enhanced Voucher for 13A tenants proposal in Senate and House, attempt to get passed this year, enlist Sen. Collins (R-ME) support through allied owner from Maine
 
Bill(s) filed for NAHT's REAC Reform and Tenant Empowerment legislation, enlist MA delegation co-sponsors
 
Adoption of NAHT"s recommendations for Management and Occupancy Reviews by HUD
 
Adoption of at least some of NAHT's administrative recommendations for REAC reform
 
HUD Notice of Funding Availability and/or subcontracts through NALCAB for technical assistance funds to MAHT and other local groups to hire staff organizers 
 
 
 
 
Program Long-Term Success 
Full funding for HUD rental housing, plus 400,000 new Section 8 Vouchers over next four years
 
At least five votes from MA delegation for CPC Peoples Budget
 
Adoption of NAHT"s REAC Reform and Tenant Empowerment legislation
 
Passage by Congress of amendment to THUD Appropriations bill, to extend Section 8 Enhanced Vouchers to 4,200 at-risk 13A apartments
 
Adoption by HUD of NAHT recommendations for REAC and MOR reform
 
Restoration by HUD of Section 514 funding for staff grants to local organizing groups like MAHT 
 
 
 
Program Success Monitored By  --
Examples of Program Success 
MAHT has successfully helped NAHT defeat Trump budget cuts and rent increases and win full funding for HUD rental housing in the past two years
 
MAHT won passage the first ever Tenant Organizing Award by the National Low Income Housing Coalition in 2012 for its success in moving then Senator Scott Brown (R-MA) to support full funding for HUD rental housing and passing two amendments that helped preserve 60,000 at risk units nationwide, including winning additional subsidies to lower rents for 42 families at Georgetowne in Hyde Park.  
 
MAHT helped NAHT win inclusion of much of its Tenant Empowerment legislation in the 2010 Preservation Bill, filed by Rep. Barney Frank, which passed the House Financial Services Committee; we are seeking to revive this now in the new House. 
 
MAHT helped NAHT win administrative reforms and enforcement from HUD over the years at the June NAHT conference and intervening meetings with HUD HQ staff, including Right to Organize regulations and enforcement and more than $20 million for tenant capacity-building over the years, from Section 514.  
 

Advocate for increased State resources for low income rental housing

MAHT will staff its statewide 13A Committee, including MRVP tenants, to mobilize tenants for statehouse hearings and advocacy to increase funding for the state's Mass Rental Voucher Program (MRVP).   MAHT has joined the Housing Solutions Campaign and CHAPA's Building Blocks Coalition to seek at least $30 million annually, and to win adoption of legislation to codify the MRVP program.  
 
MAHT will also seek amendment to these proposals to lower required tenants share of rent in the MRVP program to 30% of income, from 35-40%, to bring the program in line with the federal Section 8 program.  
 
As a core group in the Raise Up Massachusetts Coalition, MAHT has helped initiate a "Housing Table" within RUM, to consider RUM adoption of a statewide campaign to increase funding for housing programs.  Within the Table, MAHT is advocating to increase funding for MRVP and a graduated tax on real estate excise transactions.  
 
Re: the statewide tax, MAHT has recently established contact with the Suffolk County Registrar of Deeds, who is willing to join us on amending the Governor's request to increase the deeds excise tax by 50%, for climate remediation; Registrar Murphy suggests doubling the excise tax to generate $150 million/annually for housing, as well.  MAHT will spearhead an effort to enlist RUM, CHAPA and others for this approach with Murphy and others, targeting at least a portion of the new revenue for MRVP.
 
MAHT has also proposed a graduated tax on real estate speculation, modeled on the Vermont program on rural land, for the past several years, and submitted this as a proposal to RUM as a potential "housing" focus.  The Housing Table is currently evaluating two different statewide enabling acts to achieve this goal; MAHT is advocating for a graduated rate based on extent of gain and length of holding, similar to Vermont.  If adopted, these bills would allow localities to adopt additional taxes on speculative transactions, in addition to a statewide rate increase.  
 
MAHT will mobilize HUD and 13A tenants to support these proposals, as well as a similar Home Rule Petition in Boston, in the next year.   MAHT will generate turnout, testimony and lobby day participation in alliance with other coalitions.  We will attempt to amend and adopt the Governor's excise tax increase request, during the FY 2020 budget cycle. 
 
Budget  --
Category  Housing, General/Other
Population Served Families Elderly and/or Disabled
Program Short-Term Success 
Increase in MRVP funding by $30 million in FY 2020.   Amendment this year of MRVP legislative proposal to lower rents to 30% of income (two year legislative horizon).   
Development of a proposal to double the baseline state real estate excise tax, with 50% of the proceeds to go for housing, including MRVP; seek support from RUM, CHAPA and other allies, adoption in FY 2020 budget 
 
Support for statewide enabling act to supplement this with higher rates to combat speculation, where cities choose to do this.  Adoption of a graduated tax table based on Vermont, in this bill.  Seek support from RUM, CHAPA and other allies, two year legislative process.  
Program Long-Term Success 
Increase in baseline funding of MRVP to at least $130m/year
 
Codification of MRVP, including lowering tenant rent share to 30% of income
 
Doubling of state excise tax on real estate, $150 million/year for housing, including MRVP
 
Adoption of statewide enabling act for supplemental graduated tax on real estate speculation, in cities that choose this, including graduated scale as in Vermont 
 
 
Program Success Monitored By  --
Examples of Program Success  MAHT has mobilized 13A tenants for Chairman Honan's 2016 bill for Tax Credits for 13A buildings.  

Preserve and improve Section 8 buildings

Preserve and improve at least 275 units as Project Based Section 8 for the long term in highland Park and Brighton; win improvements at other Section 8 properties totaling more than 1,127 apartments; pilot a tenant role in oversight of the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) conversion at the 420 unit Lenox-Camden public housing development proposed for conversion to Section 8. 
 
MAHT has already organized active tenant groups at Esperanza/Fort Hill Gardens and Reservoir Towers.  At Esp/FHG, MAHT helped tenants block an illegal termination of Section 8, and replace an unqualified management team with a new one that stabilized the finances and won release by HUD of a year's worth of withheld Section 8 funding.  Recently, the controversial owner offered the property for sale, triggering a state designated purchase by Vitus Corporation, which proposes to extend Section 8 at least 20 years, bring in new management and make major repairs.   MAHT will assist tenants in overseeing this process.
 
 At Reservoir Towers, MAHT already won a verbal promise in 2018 by the owner to extend Section 8 an additional 10 years.  MAHT will assist tenants in ensuring this occurs when the contract 1-year Notice is due in spring 2019.   MAHT will also assist tenants in obtaining remedial repairs from a major flood in 2017.  
 
MAHT will re-organize a dormant tenant committee at Roxbury Highland Apartments.  MAHT held an initial meeting in 2018.  The owner has failed to provide a required One year Notice re: renewal or opt out of the Section 8 contract, which expires in April 2019.  MAHT will organize tenants to seek a long term renewal from the owner, to save 51 at-risk apartments in rapidly gentrifying Highland Park.
 
At Georgetowne Homes, a vast 967 unit complex in Hyde Park,  MAHT will help Georgetowne Tenants United to identify repair and management needs and seek a meeting with management to improve the property.  This will include revisiting 45 apartments with identified water leaks/mold problems in a 2013 MAHT survey, which were likely not addressed in Beacon's $130 million renovations in 2016.  MAHT has door knocked Georgetowne for the past decade as part of its Civic Engagement initiative, and helped the tenants preserve 967 units of affordable housing from 2009-2014, including passage of national legislation to reduce rents for 42 households.  
 
MAHT will also staff the Tenants Association at the 160 Marcus Garvey Apartments in Highland Park to secure improved security, repairs and management improvements.
 
Finally, MAHT will assist tenants at the 420 unit Lenox-Camden housing development in Lower Roxbury to understand and participate in the Rental Assistance Demonstration conversion of their property to Section 8 housing, including input in repairs, affordability and new management.  This will be a pilot for MAHT to develop a model process for tenant participation in RAD; the BHA is planning to convert most of its portfolio to private ownership under RAD in the next few years.   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Budget  --
Category  Housing, General/Other
Population Served Families Elderly and/or Disabled
Program Short-Term Success 
 Successful participation by tenants at Esperanza and Fort Hill Gardens in the purchase and renovation of their apartments by Vitus Corporation
 
Long term renewal of 51 Section 8 units at Roxbury Highlands
 
10 year renewal of 145 units of Section 8 at Reservoir Towers
 
Repair/management improvements at Reservoir Towers, Georgetowne, and Marcus Garvey Apartments
 
Development of a model tenant participation process at Lenox Camden 
 
 
Program Long-Term Success 
Preservation of 275 units of at-risk Section 8 housing for the long term
 
Management and repair improvements to at least 1,127 units of Section 8 housing
 
Model RAD project, extended to other BHA developments in future years 
Program Success Monitored By  --
Examples of Program Success 
MAHT has successfully obtained long term preservation of 12,450 at-risk apartments through tenant organizing, one building at a time, since 1983.
 
Recent example is Concord House in the South End, where MAHT won at least 20 years of long term Section 8 through a Project Based Rental Assistance contract, with a "mobility" feature a la Project Based Vouchers, for 171 out of 181 units 

Preserve at-risk 13A buildings as affordable housing

Preserve at least 689 units in five at-risk State 13A buildings totaling 786 units overall (Mercantile Wharf, Babcock Towers, Newcastle-Saranac, Forbes Building, Riverview Towers) as affordable housing for current income profile.
 
MAHT has already researched these buildings, presented Mass Housing sponsored slide shows at each, and helped tenants form active tenant associations at each building.   The tenants groups have each proposed a creative plan to preserve affordable housing.   The owners at all but Babcock Towers have agreed to embrace the tenants' proposals.  
 
In the case of Newcastle-Saranac, the Fenway CDC and Federal Management Corporation have jointly purchased the development, in January 2019, in a preservation purchase.  However, the deal will still result in rent increases for current tenants, and replacement of current low income families with moderate income tenants over time.   The new owners have agreed to work with MAHT to supplement the current deal with additional subsidies to lower tenants rents.  
 
MAHT is currently arranging meetings between the tenants committees and City and State officials for each building, to secure subsidy resources to ensure owners market rent while protecting tenants from displacement and preserving the current income profile into the future.  
 
If tenants and MAHT do not succeed in locking in these affordability plans, hundreds of low income tenants will almost certainly be displaced from these buildings, after the three year rent limitations from Chapter 40T (the state's "expiring use" housing law, which apply to buildings like 13A not eligible for federal Enhanced Section 8 Vouchers) expire.   
 
 
Budget  --
Category  Housing, General/Other
Population Served Families Elderly and/or Disabled
Program Short-Term Success 
In 2019, MAHT hopes to secure support from City and State officials for these preservation plans.  In the case of Babcock Towers, MAHT has been asked by City and State officials to re-contact the reluctant owner about his interest in responding to a Notice of Funding Availability from the Boston Housing Authority, for Project Based Vouchers paying the market rent, to preserve Babcock Towers.  (The BHA and City of Boston responded to MAHT and the Tenant Associations' advocacy to offer this resource.)  
 
 
Program Long-Term Success 
Preservation of 689 units as affordable housing for at least 15 years.
 
Strengthening of the Tenant Associations at each building, additional leadership development and training for tenant leaders 
Program Success Monitored By  --
Examples of Program Success  Recent examples include the preservation of Burbank Gardens, the first 13A building preserved through a preservation purchase, by the Fenway CDC.   MAHT organized the tenants association there, which encouraged the previous owner to sell below market, enabling the FCDC plan to succeed.  

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Management


CEO/Executive Director Mr. Michael Kane
CEO Term Start Apr 1983
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience --
Co-CEO --
Co-CEO Term Start --
Co-CEO Email --
Co-CEO Experience --

Former CEOs and Terms

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Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
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Awards

Award Awarding Organization Year
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Affiliations

Affiliation Year
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Member of state association of nonprofits? No
Name of state association --

External Assessments and Accreditations

External Assessment or Accreditation Year
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Collaborations

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CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 3
Number of Part Time Staff 1
Number of Volunteers 297
Number of Contract Staff 5
Staff Retention Rate % --

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 2
Hispanic/Latino: 1
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 3
Male: 1
Not Specified 0

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers --
Management Succession Plan --
Business Continuity of Operations Plan --
Organization Policies And Procedures Under Development
Nondiscrimination Policy Under Development
Whistle Blower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy --
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy --
State Charitable Solicitations Permit --
State Registration --

Risk Management Provisions

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Reporting and Evaluations

Management Reports to Board? Yes
CEO Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Bi-Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency N/A N/A
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually

Governance


Board Chair Mr. William Pryor
Board Chair Company Affiliation Brownstone Tenants Alliance
Board Chair Term June 2018 - May 2019
Board Co-Chair --
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Co-Chair Term -

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Margaret Arneaud Retired Voting
Rahel Berhe Newcastle Saranac Tenants Association Voting
Eric Colin-Smith Community Volunteer Voting
Brittany Farber Northridge Coop Affordable Housing Committee Voting
Prendee Knight Mayflower Tenants Assoc. Voting
Janis McQuarrie Boston Resident Advisory Board Voting
David Nollman Forbes Building Tenants Association Voting
Adalgisa Nunez Bradford Apartments Tenants Association Voting
Muriel O'Neil Retired Voting
Concetta Paul Community Volunteer Voting
William Pryor Mass SSA; The Brownstones Alliance Voting
Betty Shippee Mayflower Village Tenants Assoc Voting
Clifton Sims Boston Medical Center Voting
Jessica Turner Clarendon Residents United Voting

Constituent Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Youth Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Advisory Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 6
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 6
Hispanic/Latino: 2
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): 0
Gender Female: 10
Male: 4
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths --
Board Term Limits --
Board Meeting Attendance % --
Written Board Selection Criteria No
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Yes
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 14%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions 78%
Constituency Includes Client Representation No

Standing Committees

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CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Financials


Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2017 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2016 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2015 (%)

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Total Revenue $179,689 $215,303 $222,490
Total Expenses $191,834 $234,315 $208,051

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
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Government Contributions $0 $0 $0
    Federal -- -- --
    State -- -- --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified -- -- --
Individual Contributions $158,424 $188,805 $211,233
Indirect Public Support -- -- --
Earned Revenue $20,692 $26,498 $11,257
Investment Income, Net of Losses -- -- --
Membership Dues -- -- --
Special Events $573 -- --
Revenue In-Kind -- -- --
Other -- -- --

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Program Expense $171,083 $208,547 $182,744
Administration Expense $13,040 $15,947 $16,113
Fundraising Expense $7,711 $9,821 $9,194
Payments to Affiliates -- -- --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 0.94 0.92 1.07
Program Expense/Total Expenses 89% 89% 88%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 5% 5% 4%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Total Assets $97,060 $110,084 $114,321
Current Assets $64,211 $108,548 $110,827
Long-Term Liabilities $19,901 $19,901 --
Current Liabilities $7,465 $8,344 $13,470
Total Net Assets $69,694 $81,839 $100,851

Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources

Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
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2nd (Source and Amount) -- --
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3rd (Source and Amount) -- --
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Financial Planning

Endowment Value --
Spending Policy --
Percentage(If selected) --
Credit Line No
Reserve Fund No
How many months does reserve cover? --

Capital Campaign

Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Purpose --
Campaign Goal --
Capital Campaign Dates -
Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount --
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? --

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities 8.60 13.01 8.23

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 21% 18% 0%

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Foundation Comments

Financial summary data in the charts and graphs above is per the organization's IRS Form 990s. Contributions from foundations and corporations are listed under individuals when the breakout was not available.

Documents


Other Documents

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Impact

The Impact tab is a section on the Giving Common added in October 2013; as such the majority of nonprofits have not yet had the chance to complete this voluntary section. The purpose of the Impact section is to ask five deceptively simple questions that require reflection and promote communication about what really matters – results. The goal is to encourage strategic thinking about how a nonprofit will achieve its goals. The following Impact questions are being completed by nonprofits slowly, thoughtfully and at the right time for their respective organizations to ensure the most accurate information possible.


1. What is your organization aiming to accomplish?

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2. What are your strategies for making this happen?

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3. What are your organization’s capabilities for doing this?

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4. How will your organization know if you are making progress?

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5. What have and haven’t you accomplished so far?

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