Miami Valley Fair Housing Center, Inc.

Equal Housing Opportunity Specialists

aka MVFHC   |   Dayton, OH   |  www.mvfairhousing.com

Mission

To o eliminate housing discrimination and ensure equal housing opportunity for all people in our region, the State of Ohio, and nationally.

Ruling year info

1994

President/CEO

Mr. Jim McCarthy

Vice President

Mr. John T Zimmerman

Main address

505 Riverside Drive

Dayton, OH 45405 USA

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EIN

31-1384075

NTEE code info

Other Housing, Shelter N.E.C. (L99)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (L01)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (I01)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The Miami Valley Fair Housing Center (MVFHC) is passionate about eliminating housing discrimination and ensuring equal housing opportunity for all people in our region, the State of Ohio, and nationally. Specifically, the Miami Valley Fair Housing Center seeks to eliminate housing discrimination against all persons because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, familial status, or any other characteristic protected under state or local laws. In furthering this goal, MVFHC engages in activities designed to encourage fair housing practices through educational efforts; assists person who believe they have been victims of housing discrimination; identifies barriers to fair housing in order to help counteract and eliminate discriminatory housing practices; works with elected and government representatives to protect and improve fair housing laws; and takes all appropriate and necessary action to ensure that fair housing laws are properly and fairly enforced.

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 & Outreach

Fair Housing Education & Outreach, on fair housing rights for individuals and families, and housing provider responsibilities under the federal Fair Housing Act, as well as state and local fair housing laws.

Population(s) Served
Ethnic and racial groups
Low-income people
Working poor
Immigrants
Families

The Miami Valley Fair Housing Center (MVFHC) provides assistance to people who request an investigation into a situation when they think or feel that their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, familial status or disability (or their association with members of any of these groups) was the basic motivation for differential treatment given by anyone associated with their search for housing.

Professional counseling and guidance are available to individuals who encounter discrimination in their search for housing, including informing consumers of their options under FHAA and providing support for consumers while going through the process of asserting their housing rights.

MVFHC offers an aggressive testing program to expose discriminatory practices in apartment rentals and real estate purchasing.

Educational programs are also available to inform consumers of their rights and professionals of their responsibilities under the Fair Housing Amendment Act.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Ethnic and racial groups
LGBTQ people
Immigrants

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

National Fair Housing Alliance Operating Member 2021

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Number of new clients within the past 12 months

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Fair Housing Enforcement

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Number of individual complaints in which the Fair Housing Center staff conduct investigation of meritorious housing discrimination complaint.

Number of participants counseled

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Fair Housing Enforcement

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Number of consumers reached through fair housing education and outreach at community events, special programs, the county fair, community festivals, presentations to civic organizations.

Average number of days taken to respond to customers

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Fair Housing Enforcement

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Respond within one (1) business day of receipt of complaint inquiry.

Number of phone calls/inquiries

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Fair Housing Enforcement

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Complaints/inquiries about housing matter overall, including housing discrimination, lending discrimination, landlord tenant, and other housing related issues.

Number of clients served

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Investigation of meritorious complaint of housing discrimination, assistance with request for reasonable accommodation/reasonable modification under the Fair Housing Act.

Number of people trained

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Number of housing professionals/housing providers who receive continuing education on fair housing / fair lending compliance.

Number of organizational partners

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Fair Housing Enforcement

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Number of community partner organizations that actively engage with the Fair Housing Center by making referrals to MVFHC, accept referrals from MVFHC, or collaborate in providing services.

Number of housing discrimination cases filed administratively or in court.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Fair Housing Enforcement

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Cases filed administratively with the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development, Ohio Civil Rights Commission, or the Dayton Human Relations Council.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The Miami Valley Fair Housing Center recognizes the importance of “home” as a component of the American dream. We envision a country free of housing discrimination where every individual, group and community enjoys equal housing opportunity and access in a bias-free and open housing market. We envision a country where integrated neighborhoods are the norm, and private and public sectors guarantee civil rights in an open and barrier-free community committed to healing the history of discrimination in America.

Differentiate the Fair Housing Center's services/expertise by focusing on pressing needs and performance excellence.
Vigorously promote our work, accomplishments, and challenges to raise awareness with the public.
Collaborate with other non-profit and community-organizing groups to promote broad civil rights agenda and integrated neighborhoods.

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 shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    Individuals who encounter housing discrimination.

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

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Case management notes, Community meetings/Town halls,

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

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

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

    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 look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), 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, The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome, It is difficult to identify actionable feedback,

Financials

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Operations

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

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Miami Valley Fair Housing Center, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 10/2/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Ronald Jackson

Mohamed Al-Hamdani

Larson, Lyons & Al-Hamdani

Debra Brathwaite, PhD

Community Volunteer

Angela Brown

City of Kettering, OH

Clyde Corle

Home Experts Realty

Ronald Jackson

Community Volunteer

Caitlin Jacob

Community Volunteer

Tawana Jones

Montgomery County, Ohio

Kiya Patrick

Greater Dayton Premier Mananagement

Frank Petrie

Wright Patt Credit Union

Karen Townsend, PhD

Community Volunteer

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 10/02/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or other sexual orientations in the LGBTQIA+ community
Disability status
Person with a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or other sexual orientations in the LGBTQIA+ community
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

We do not display disability information for organizations with fewer than 15 staff.

Equity strategies

Last updated: 09/22/2021

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
Policies and processes
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • 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.