HOPE FAIR HOUSING CENTER

Creating Opportunities. Ending Discrimination.

aka H.O.P.E. Inc   |   Wheaton, IL   |  www.hopefair.org

Mission

HOPE FAIR HOUSING WORKS TO CREATE HOUSING OPPORTUNITIES AND CHOICE FOR PEOPLE OF ALL ECONOMIC LEVELS AND TO ENSURE THATALL PEOPLE MAY FREELY CHOOSE A PLACE TO LIVE WITHOUT REGARD TO RACE, COLOR, RELIGION, SEX, AGE, NATIONAL ORIGIN, SEXUAL ORIENTATION OR BECAUSE THEY HAVE A DISABILITY OR HAVE CHILDREN IN THEIR FAMILY

Ruling year info

1970

Executive Director

Mrs. Evelyn Sanguinetti

Main address

202 W. Willow Ave Suite 203

Wheaton, IL 60187 USA

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EIN

23-7036081

NTEE code info

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (L01)

Civil Rights, Social Action, and Advocacy N.E.C. (R99)

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Programs and results

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Fair Housing Education, Community Engagement & Training

HOPE’s ultimate goal is compliance with fair housing laws, whether through education or through client advocacy and complaint investigation/enforcement activities.

Enforcement of the Fair Housing Act, to a large extent, begins with the filing of a fair housing complaint by persons who believe their fair housing rights have been violated. Thus, “it is critically important that people, especially members of protected classes, who have historically faced discrimination in housing market transactions, are aware of their rights under the act.” Organizations such as HOPE play a vital role in helping to promote fair housing throughout the United States and “increase public awareness of discriminatory housing practices through education and outreach campaigns”.

Population(s) Served
Adults

From small individual complaint cases to large statewide or regional systemic issues, HOPE has undertakes meaningful enforcement actions and achieves outcomes that enhance the communities it serves.
The most compelling evidence of the need for HOPE’s ability to address housing discrimination and create change and lasting impact, meeting the needs of its communities, comes from HOPE’s results for clients and communities, featured on HOPE's website. HOPE’s programs and services work holistically to improve our communities, whether through complaint intake, systemic or complaint based testing and non-testing investigation, case advocacy, public policy, technical assistance and training, or education and outreach.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Total dollar amount of grants awarded

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Ethnic and racial groups, Age groups, Sexual identity, Religious groups, Economically disadvantaged people

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of list subscribers

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Economically disadvantaged people, Sexual identity, Religious groups, Ethnic and racial groups, Age groups

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total dollars received in contributions

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Age groups, Economically disadvantaged people, Ethnic and racial groups, Religious groups, Sexual identity

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    We serve any person in the state of Illinois who has faced housing discrimination. Based on demographic reports, a majority of clients are those who have faced discrimination based on disability or race.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    We actively take survey feedback into account, and tailor our presentations and the information that we distribute to the community based on the expressed needs of those who attend our trainings.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    It allows them to shape the issues that we focus our attention on, and therefore what sort of policies we advocate for. For example, we've heard a lot of feedback from our clients that source of income discrimination is a prominent issue in their communities, and based on that feedback we've joined a coalition to pass source of income protections statewide.

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We act on the feedback we receive,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback,

Financials

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The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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HOPE FAIR HOUSING CENTER

Board of directors
as of 5/27/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. A. Jay Mitchell

Retired

Florentina Rendón

Patricia Mathis

Maria Padilla

Pam Terrell

Margaret Buckley

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 05/27/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Hispanic/Latino/Latina/Latinx
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Disability status
Person with a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/08/2021

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Data
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.