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Cascadia Housing Foundation Inc

Everyone deserves a place to call home

WENATCHEE, WA   |  http://cascadiahousing.org/

Mission

To provide safe, affordable housing, with integrity and compassion, to low income individuals and families residing in Washington State.

Ruling year info

2018

President

Mary Ellen Lotze

Vice-President

Stephen Howard Lotze

Main address

1050 MAPLE ST UNIT 2826

WENATCHEE, WA 98807 USA

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EIN

81-4323744

NTEE code info

Public Housing (L21)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The need for affordable housing increases every year as the cost of rents steadily rise while the minimum wage remains relatively stagnant. According to data collected from the Housing Authorities of Washington State, there has been an increase of 50% in child homelessness. Without stable, affordable housing, families faced with homelessness suffer greatly with decreased health, falling behind in education, unsafe environments and uncertain futures. Peoples living in poverty have many, often insurmountable, obstacles preventing them from realizing their dreams and improving the economic status.

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?

Homes for Skagit/Whatcom County

Acquire properties to provide homes for low to moderate income families in the Skagit and Whatcom County areas of Washington.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Families

Acquire properties to provide homes for low to moderate income families in the Snohomish County area of Washington.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Families

Acquire properties to provide homes for low to moderate income families in the King County area of Washington.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Families

Acquire properties to provide homes for low to moderate income families in the Pierce County area of Washington.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Families

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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.

Cascadia Housing Foundation is working towards a world where poverty is eliminated and all people—regardless of their income, race, sex, age or beliefs—can live in safe, stable neighborhoods and improve their lives and economic status.

As donations of funds and property allow, we will acquire and offer rehabbed homes to the Housing Alliances serving each county in Washington State to be able to place a struggling family or individual in a safe, affordable home that would otherwise not be available to them.

Cascadia Housing Foundation relies on the donations from altruistic individuals who share our compassion for helping those less fortunate to reach beyond their means and start living fuller, happier lives. We are a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization allowing us to give all donors a receipt for a charitable tax write off.

Cascadia Housing Foundation is a newly recognized 501(c)3 tax exempt organization and we are currently working on raising funds to achieve our vision of eliminating poverty and every person having a safe, clean place to call home. We are working on getting our message out there through social media outlets and our own web page. As we gain traction and attract like-minded individuals to our cause, we look forward to changing the world one home at a time.

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?

    Those struggling to afford suitable housing and without our help may become homeless

  • 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),

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

    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?

    Housing in a neighborhood close to the freeway was requested for easy transportation and we have begun to look for a suitable property to fulfill this need.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our board,

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

    We are able to relate better to the people we serve.

  • 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 engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection,

Financials

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Operations

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

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Cascadia Housing Foundation Inc

Board of directors
as of 01/19/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mary Ellen Lotze

Casadia Housing Foundation

Term: 2016 -


Board co-chair

Stephen Lotze

Cascadia Housing Foundation

Term: 2016 -

Caleb Lotze

Cascadia Housing Foudnation

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? Not applicable
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • 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 1/7/2022

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Leadership

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Race & ethnicity

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Sexual orientation

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/07/2022

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Data
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • 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 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.