JERUSALEM HOUSE INC

Housing is Healthcare

Atlanta, GA   |  http://www.jerusalemhouse.org

Mission

Jerusalem House provides homeless and low-income individuals and families affected by HIV/AIDS in Greater Atlanta with a continuum of housing options, supportive services, and educational opportunities that contribute to a resident’s overall self-sufficiency.

Notes from the nonprofit

In fiscal year 2020, 90 cents of every dollar donated to Jerusalem House was spent on programs.

Ruling year info

1989

President and CEO

Charlie Frew

Main address

17 Executive Park Drive NE Suite 290

Atlanta, GA 30329 USA

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EIN

58-1829807

NTEE code info

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

AIDS (G81)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Housing is one of the greatest unmet needs for HIV+, low-income or homeless persons. On a given night, 3,000 people in Atlanta are in need of housing.

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?

Program For Adults

23 individual efficiency apartments backing onto an historic mansion containing shared common areas serving 23 formerly homeless single adults with AIDS

Population(s) Served

12 one, two and three bedroom apartments on a campus with a Learning Center and common areas.

Serves 12 HIV+, formerly homeless single mothers or fathers and their children

Population(s) Served

20 apartments "scattered" across metro Atlanta

Serves 32 formerly homeless individuals with HIV/AIDS and their families

Population(s) Served

200+ housing units "scattered" across metro Atlanta

This program allows us to serve not only homeless, but also low-income, individuals and families affected by HIV/AIDS

Population(s) Served

Serves individuals who are low-income with HIV/AIDS.

Independent living through TBRA – tenant-based rental assistance – that temporarily helps pay a portion of the cost of monthly rent to the clients enrolled in the New Horizons program. The lease and utilities are in the primary participant’s name.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Awards

Magnolia Award for Special Achievement in Affordable Housing in the Special Needs and Superior Design categories 2005

Georgia Department of Community Affairs

Absolute Service Award 2002

Absolute Care

Georgia Volunteer Fundraiser of the Year to JH Founder Evelyn Ullman 2002

Metropolitan Atlanta Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals

IMPACT Award - Jerusalem House Family Program 2001

Metro Atlanta Corporate Volunteer Council

Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Service Award 2001

Emory University Schools of Public Health, Nursing and Business

Community Partner Award 2015

Wells Fargo

IMPACT award finalist 2007

Metro Atlanta Corporate Volunteer Council

Blue Flame Award 2015

Georgia Natural Gas

Community Partner Award 2014

Wells Fargo

Community Partner Award 2013

Wells Fargo

Community Partner Award 2012

Wells Fargo

Community Partner Award 2011

Wells Fargo

Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Service Award 2018

Emory - Rollins School of Public Health

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

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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 goals of our 2017-2020 strategic plan are:
1 Maintain leadership as Greater Atlanta's premier provider of HIV/AIDS housing and supportive services
2 Diversify and expand funding base and outreach efforts
3 Invest in the organizational infrastructure to support enhanced programmatic impact and operational effectiveness
4 Manage financial resources and facilities to facilitate planned growth and ensure long-term organizational sustainability

Goal 1
•Enhance and expand TBRA support programs.
•Develop:
-targeted housing strategies to enhance support for specific demographic groups
-new housing models and partnerships.
•Design and enhance educational programs.
•Enhance support to increase resident access to programs and services.

Goal 2
•Develop and implement:
-targeted fundraising strategy
-outreach strategy for public engagement opportunities
-branding and PR strategy to increase understanding of our community value.
•Develop and strengthen relationships with community representatives.

Goal 3
•Refine board recruitment and development process and board engagement plan.
•Align organization resources to support strategic objectives.
•Enhance:
-opportunities for staff development
-IT infrastructure.

Goal 4
•Establish government/private sector revenue ratio target to ensure required resources.
•Develop:
-financial management plan to ensure 6 month reserve
-long-term investment strategy.

Jerusalem House is Atlanta's largest provider of permanent supportive housing for homeless and low-income individuals and families affected by HIV disease.

The agency is highly regarded by community and government funding sources and has been called upon by HUD and the GA Department of Community Affairs to provide technical assistance to new nonprofit organizations. Emory University uses Jerusalem House as part of the curriculum for the Humphries Fellows Program.

Jerusalem House maintains 20+ written collaborative agreements with various community agencies to provide supportive services to program participants.

Over 45% of the program staff has been with the agency for over five years providing program participants with continuity. Jerusalem House is guided by a dedicated group of community leaders committed to our mission.

Our all-volunteer Board of Directors includes individuals with expertise in a wide variety of areas, including health, legal, real estate, and finance.

As the face of HIV/AIDS has changed, the agency has evolved. Jerusalem House began in 1989 as a single house for 5 people dying from AIDS. It became the Program for Adults, still serving single adults, some of whom have been living with AIDS for 20+ years. Our Family Program, Georgia's first to serve single HIV+ mothers and their children, marks its 20th year in 2017. From 2018, it also admits single fathers and their children. The Scattered Site master lease programs allow us to serve any individual/family combination of persons affected by HIV/AIDS, housing residents in apartment complexes "scattered" all over Atlanta. In 2015, we launched a tenant-based rental subsidy program, which helps HIV+ low-income apartment/house leaseholders maintain their housing.

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

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys, Constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees,

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

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

Financials

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Operations

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

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JERUSALEM HOUSE INC

Board of directors
as of 7/15/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Matthew Kent

Alston & Bird

Term: 2019 - 2022

Monique Quindsland, C.P.A., Treasurer

Frazier & Deeter, LLC

Jonathan Tucker, C.P.A.

KBKG

J. Jason Williams

Jones Day

V Vanevenhoven

KPMG LLP

Mike McCoy, Vice President

SunTrust now Truist

Stephanie Laster

Former resident

David McEachern

Keller Williams Realty

Joe Royals, Secretary

BB&T now Truist

Beth Espy

City of Atlanta Police Dept.

Dena Hasty

MARTA

Robin Sangston, Immediate Past President

Cox Communications, Inc.

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