Community Improvement, Capacity Building

AFFORDABLE HOMEOWNERSHIP FOUNDATION INC

Changing Lives One At A Time

aka AHF

Fort Myers, FL

Mission

Our mission is to help the economically vulnerable veterans, seniors, youth aging out of foster care, disabled and homeless individuals in the very low, low to moderate income area of our region achieve financial literacy, attain housing stability and or homeownership, participate in the American dream, and contribute to more stable, vital neighborhoods. To create this transition, we offer advocacy, education, counseling, and work to increase the availability of safe, decent, affordable housing opportunities. We serve the whole state of Florida with a concentration in Lee, Collier, Hendry, Charlotte, Manatee, Glades, Sarasota, Orange and Hillsbourgh, Miami Dade, and Munroe Counties.

Notes from the Nonprofit

What we do in the communities we serve changes lives. Financial Literacy through the programs that we offer, build strong communities and change how families and individuals live. Helping Veterans prevent becoming homeless is one of our main goals and seeing how it can make a difference in their lives after serving our country makes us proud to do what we do.

Ruling Year

2012

CEO

Lois M Healy

Main Address

5264 Clayton Court Suite 1

Fort Myers, FL 33907 USA

Keywords

Housing Counseling, Affordable Housing, Foreclosure Prevention, Credit & Budget coaching, Veterans services

EIN

65-1046928

 Number

6694409084

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Community, Neighborhood Development, Improvement (S20)

Housing Expense Reduction Support, Rent Assistance (L82)

Housing Development, Construction, Management (L20)

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve New!

The biggest problem we face is the lack of affordable housing for families and individuals that are 30-50% of AMI and that are Seniors, individuals with disabilities, Veterans, and Youth Aging out of Foster Care. All of these individuals are on a limited fixed income and rents in our are start at $1,000-$1,200 and the average person on a fixed income makes between $750 to $1,300 thus creating a huge issue when it comes to being able to find an affordable safe place to live. Our goal is to try and build as much affordable housing that we can on scattered lots so that we can address this issue and help house as many people that we can.

Our programs

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

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

First Time Homebuyer

Foreclosure Prevention/ Modification/Short Sale Help

Veterans Housing

Credit & Budget Counseling

Housing for Disabled & Seniors

Housing for Econmically Challeged Veterans, Seniors, Disabled and other consumers

Youth Aging Out Of Foster Care

Financial Capabilities Counseling/Coaching

Affordable Housing For Veterans, Seniors, Individuals with Disabilities and Youth Aging Out of Foste

Where we workNew!

Our Results

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one. These quantitative program results are self-reported by the organization, illustrating their committment to transparency, learning, and interest in helping the whole sector learn and grow.

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Number of financial literacy courses conducted

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified,

Females,

Males

Related program

Credit & Budget Counseling

Number of participants counseled

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

Related program

Housing for Econmically Challeged Veterans, Seniors, Disabled and other consumers

Context notes

Last year we had Hurricane Irma business was down considerably due to the storm. This is a total based on all programs.

Number of volunteers

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

Related program

Veterans Housing

Number of clients who attain economic stability within two years of training

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified,

Adults,

Families

Related program

Foreclosure Prevention/ Modification/Short Sale Help

Context notes

We have been able to see the difference in client's lives who thought they had no options due to becoming behind on their mortgages. This program changes lives.

Number of participants that follow counseling recommendations

This metric is no longer tracked.
TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

Related program

First Time Homebuyer

Context notes

Clients that follow the recommendations of our counseling and coaching end up in their own home, which is quite exciting & makes a difference in their lives .

Number of clients reporting increased knowledge after educational programs

This metric is no longer tracked.
TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified,

Aging, elderly, senior citizens,

Veterans

Related program

Housing for Econmically Challeged Veterans, Seniors, Disabled and other consumers

Context notes

We have continued success with individuals receiving financial capabilities counseling/coaching it is inspiring to see we have made a difference in a clients life through our counseling & coaching.

Number of phone calls/inquiries

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified,

Adults,

Veterans

Related program

Housing for Econmically Challeged Veterans, Seniors, Disabled and other consumers

Context notes

Since the CEO and Board members are made up of Veterans we receive many calls for help for Veterans in need. In addition Seniors and at risk youth also call in looking for assistance.

Number of organizational partners

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified,

Adults,

Aging, elderly, senior citizens

Related program

Foreclosure Prevention/ Modification/Short Sale Help

Total dollars received in contributions

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified,

Homeless people,

Veterans

Related program

Veterans Housing

Number of hours of coaching

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified,

Females,

Males

Related program

Financial Capabilities Counseling/Coaching

Number of one-on-one coaching sessions

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified,

Females,

Males

Number of savings accounts used by clients

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified,

Females,

Males

Related program

Financial Capabilities Counseling/Coaching

Number of borrowers served through the nonprofit's programs

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified,

Females,

Males

Related program

Financial Capabilities Counseling/Coaching

Number of public events held to further mission

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

Related program

Housing for Econmically Challeged Veterans, Seniors, Disabled and other consumers

Number of industry standards/practices developed by nonprofit

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified,

Females,

Males

Number of clients who complete job skills training

This metric is no longer tracked.
TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified,

Females,

Males

Related program

Financial Capabilities Counseling/Coaching

Number of clients placed

This metric is no longer tracked.
TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

Related program

Housing for Econmically Challeged Veterans, Seniors, Disabled and other consumers

Charting Impact

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

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have and haven't they accomplished so far?

1.) Teach Financial Literacy to help to Stabilize communities
2.) Eliminate Homelessness For Veterans
3.) Develop Safe Affordable Rentals for Families and Individuals
4.) Develop Safe Affordable Homes For Purchase for Families and Individuals
5.) Work with clients to prevent Foreclosure
6.) Financial Coaching
7.) Work with clients to get them Mortgage Ready

1.) Work with Veterans Groups to establish a clientele group and to determine need.
2.) Work with College and high school students as the graduate to start the financial Literacy training necessary to make them financially independent
3.) Work with Financial Institutions to let them know the services we offer and how clients can access those services
4.) Work with single parents groups to get them involved in financial literacy and get them on the path to home ownership
5.) Work with minorities and the aging to also to get them involved in financial literacy and get them on the path to homeownership

We have partnered with Center for Independent Living Gulf Coast, Lee County Human & Veterans Services, Mission United, Goodwill and are a member of the Continuum of Care and are a Nation Neighbors Silver Partner with NCRC to insure that we meet all of our goals. We have private investor business partners that are helping us build affordable housing for people with disabilities, Veterans, Seniors and Youth Aging out of Foster Care. We are increasing our staff to grow with our services and to handle the additional work load of clients that has increased due to the economy.

We use Success Measures to monitor outcomes on all of our programs that monitor clients success along the way. By monitoring outcomes we are able to determine where a client may need additional help or resources to continue the pathways to success. These indicators show us client progress or lack there of so we know what goals or changes to help the clients make progress in their lives. Financial literacy is an issue with broad implications for economic health & an improvement can lead the way to a global economy that is competitive & strong. Progress on clients who participate in this type of counseling will be evaluating clients using milestones & indicators that include Payed off debts, increased savings, maximized income & an established a long term plan for retirement or other similar goals. Long-term impact showing behavioral change from financial coaching/counseling will require checking in with clients quarterly & noting their progress after their counseling/coaching sessions.

Since 2013 we have become HUD Certified & have established many programs to help clients such as: Foreclosure Intervention & Default Counseling, Homeownership Counseling, Senior Services Counseling, Financial Capabilities Counseling Financial Coaching, Rental, Assistance counseling & homeless assistance Counseling, will require checking in with clients quarterly & noting their progress after their counseling/coaching sessions have been completed to monitor their progress and helping them if they get off track, will require checking in with clients quarterly and noting their progress after their counseling/coaching sessions have been completed to monitor their progress and helping them if they get off track. We have refurbished & sold houses for Veterans and Seniors & are working on building affordable rental housing for Veterans, Seniors, Youth Aging out of Foster Care & people with disabilities. We feel by reducing the home size & price Veterans with PTSD, Seniors & individuals with disabilities could live affordably and be able to save money & become successful members of their communities.

External Reviews

Awards & Accreditations

United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) - Housing Counseling Agency Certification

United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) - Housing Counseling Agency Certification

United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) - Housing Counseling Agency Certification

United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) - Housing Counseling Agency Certification

United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) - Housing Counseling Agency Certification

United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) - Housing Counseling Agency Certification

Affiliations & Memberships

National Coalition of Homeless Veterans

National Foreclosure Mitigation Counseling (NFMC)

National Coalition of Homeless Veterans

National Coalition of Homeless Veterans

National Coalition of Homeless Veterans

National Coalition of Homeless Veterans

Financials

AFFORDABLE HOMEOWNERSHIP FOUNDATION INC

Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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Operations

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Board Leadership Practices

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SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

BOARD ORIENTATION & 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 & 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

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SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Gender

Sexual Orientation

This organization reports that it does not collect this information for Board Members, Senior Staff, Full-Time Staff and Part-Time Staff.

Disability

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Diversity Strategies

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We track income levels of staff, senior staff, and board across demographic categories
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We track the age of staff, senior staff, and board
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We track the diversity of vendors (e.g., consultants, professional service firms)
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We have a diversity committee in place
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