MANY MANSIONS A CALIFORNIA NON PROFIT CORPORATION

Many Mansions...Providing hope and homes to break the cycle of poverty.

aka Many Mansions   |   Thousand Oaks, CA   |  www.manymansions.org

Mission

Many Mansions develops and provides quality affordable housing and life-enriching services for low income individuals and families in Ventura and Los Angeles Counties, with special focus on those of very low income, who are formerly homeless, seniors, veterans, or disabled.

Ruling year info

1980

President

Mr. Rick Schroeder

Main address

1259 E Thousand Oaks Blvd

Thousand Oaks, CA 91362 USA

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EIN

95-3424516

NTEE code info

Housing Development, Construction, Management (L20)

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

Human Services - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (P99)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Many Mansions is tackling the housing crisis in Southern California that keeps so many people and families stuck in unstable, high rent housing or on the streets. Once housed, Many Mansions also provides a variety of life-enriching services to put tools and skills in the hands of our residents so that they can maintain their housing, increase their incomes, and thrive independently.

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?

Supportive & Adult Services

Many Mansions is the leading provider of permanent supportive housing in Ventura County. With seven permanent supportive housing properties (Richmond Terrace, Esseff Village, Casa de Paz, La Rahada, Hillcrest Villas, Peppertree, and D Street) Many Mansions ensures that those challenged with housing stability are given a roof and provided safe and decent housing. Our supportive services programs then assist residents with a spectrum of life skills to get them back integrated into society. Many Mansions’ on-site case managers and job developers work with the residents to address the causes their homelessness, increase life-skills and income, and achieve greater self-determination. The program is individualized and free to all residents.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Homeless people

According to the United States Census Bureau, almost six million Californians live below the poverty line. More than two million of them are enrolled in school. Due to resource gaps, absent parents, poverty-related stress, and other barriers, there is a wide achievement gap between low-income students and their peers. This puts these children at an extreme disadvantage both in academic and life success. The roots of this problem can be addressed through deliberate intervention and resource sharing, such as after-school programs, parent partnerships, and youth development opportunities. However, only 8% of low-income Ventura Country children have access to a state-funded after-school program (Children Now, 2014-2015 County Scorecard). There is a severe gap in services and resources for this population in need.

Our Children Services strategy seeks to fill that gap. From kindergarten to graduation, Children Services seeks to insure the academic success, career readiness, and overall self-sufficiency in the life of every child who comes through our programs. These ongoing services include after-school tutoring, volunteer opportunities, an enrichment and STEM Friday program, a college and career preparation club, and a seven week summer camp. The program also offers access to hundreds of books, school supplies (including a backpack filled with grade-appropriate supplies every August), and community-donated gifts during the holiday season. The Children Services program is provided at four of our properties, free of charge. It impacts 300 children every year.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Children and youth

Many Mansions develops affordable housing through acquisition/rehabilitation and new construction developments. Many Mansions has developed more than 600 units of affordable housing in 17 rental properties.

Many Mansions develops ‘family housing’ (housing for individuals and families) and ‘supportive housing’ (housing for a special needs population). Its ‘family housing’ typically has large community space for the organization to operate a variety of children’s programs, including Homework Tutoring Club and summer camp program. Its ‘supportive housing’ is typically smaller communities providing direct on-site supportive service programs for the adults.

Many Mansions affordable housing financing through tax credits (9% and 4%), HOME funds, MHP funds, SHP funds, AHP fund, tax exempt bonds, etc.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Homeless people

Where we work

Awards

Non Profit of the Year 2013

Conejo Valley from the Rotary Clubs of Thousand Oaks, Thousand Oaks Sunrise, Westlake Village, Westlake Sunrise and Conejo Valley.

Non Profit of the Year, State of California 2017

Non Profit of the Year

Developer of the Year - Ormond Beach Villas 2020

Southern California Association of Nonprofit Housing (SCANPH)

Project of the Year - Ormond Beach Villas 2020

Southern California Association of Nonprofit Housing (SCANPH) - Beyond LA

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 low-income units in market-rate neighborhood

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

Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Affordable Housing

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Many Mansions owns and operates 18 properties in Southern California, primarily Ventura and Los Angeles Counties. An additional 5 facilities are currently in development, providing 388 more units.

Number of students receiving homework help

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

At-risk youth, Economically disadvantaged people, Students

Related Program

Children Services

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Homework Tutoring Club's number of participants vary each year due to generations graduating, participation in extracurricular activities like clubs and sports, and movement out of our properties.

Number of children who participated in free summer camp program

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

Children and youth, Economically disadvantaged people, Students

Related Program

Children Services

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

This metric includes campers (ages 5-11) and teen leaders (12-18) who help run camp as counselors and role models. For 2020, the program was impacted by COVID-19 and went virtual.

Percentage of Permanent Supportive Housing residents who complete or update a budget annually.

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

Economically disadvantaged people, Homeless people

Related Program

Supportive & Adult Services

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Many of our PSH residents are disabled and formerly homeless. We provide resources for residents to take charge of their finances, which helps them keep their units and stay off the streets.

Percent of Permanent Supportive Housing residents who remain housed during the year.

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

Economically disadvantaged people, Homeless people

Related Program

Supportive & Adult Services

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Maintaining tenancy can be very difficult for our formerly homeless and disabled residents. Our case managers support them in any way possible to make sure they can keep their units.

Percent of Permanent Supportive Housing residents who pariticipate in community events, volunteering, or social events.

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

Economically disadvantaged people, Homeless people

Related Program

Supportive & Adult Services

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Part of our services is geared towards getting our disabled and formerly homeless residents re-integrated with their local and larger communities.

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.

Many Mansions is a nonprofit affordable housing and service provider. Our mission is to develop and provide "quality affordable housing and life-enriching services for low income individuals and families in Ventura and Los Angeles Counties, with special focus on those of very low income, who are formerly homeless, seniors, veterans, or disabled." Many Mansions currently provides 578 units of affordable housing to low-income families in Ventura County. Besides housing, Many Mansions provides on-site supportive services for families including case management, life skills, and programs for children including homework tutoring and summer camp. By providing decent housing and life-enriching services to those most in need, we aim to break the cycle of poverty and remove the barriers that prevent members of our community from having a basic need met—a roof over their head.

Many Mansions is dedicated to serving our mission and providing affordable housing and life-enriching services to those most in need in our community. The following goals describe our strategy:

- OPTIMIZE…existing properties and life enriching services;
- INCREASE…the availability of low income housing opportunities;
- ENSURE…long term financial sustainability;
- ENGAGE….community stakeholders and strategic partners;
- INVEST…in staff, technology, board development, other resources; and
- BRAND…Many Mansions as a unique corporate citizen dedicated to providing affordable housing and life enriching services

Many Mansions develops affordable housing through new construction and acquisition/rehabilitation of existing apartment complexes-- often old, rundown, and overcrowded. Once developed, Many Mansions manages and owns the complex, and provides a variety of 'life-enriching' services for its adults and youth. The many services offered to residents are geared toward the population that it will be serving. With this flexible service plan Many Mansions' residents are able to have access and use services that will be most valuable to them in their personal journey of ending the cycle of poverty.

Housing is a vital part of Many Mansions' goals. For 40 years, Many Mansions has provided hope and homes to people in need in Ventura County. Once engaged in rental assistance, Many Mansions now owns and operates 578 units of affordable housing in Ventura County. Our organization has a real estate license (BRE # 02003927) and our highly skilled and accomplished housing development team are constantly pursuing and engaging in projects that will bring more affording housing units to residents in need.

While housing is important, Many Mansions has also emphasized service programs for over ten years, operating on the belief that residents must learn valuable life skills and self-sufficiency in order to break the cycle of poverty. Our programs are all on-site, which is very unique and effective. Having on-site case managers and service coordinators provides residents with exceptional service programs that are also highly accessible, interactive, and free. This is especially important for a population that may not have its own transportation in communities with little public transportation. By building trusting and caring relationships with dedicated staff, Many Mansions programs encourage healthy relationships that help give residents the strength and stability needed to deal with life's challenges and uncertainties.

Furthermore, Many Mansions is an organization embedded in our community. Over 600 volunteers supported Many Mansions last year with tasks ranging from after school tutoring to fundraising to front desk administration. An additional 75 paid staff help support the mission through services, property management, housing development, resource development, asset management, and administration. Our Board of Directors are all volunteers and deeply involved in our strategy and goals, and our organization enjoys the support of many local organizations.

Many Mansions is dedicated to providing affordable housing for low-income families of all sizes. The need for affordable housing is great for households who are very low and extremely low income, but extremely great for those of a special population -- seniors, veterans, transition aged youth, homeless, or disabled households. For this reason Many Mansions provides supportive housing for the most vulnerable members of our community – those who are extremely low-income and formerly homeless, often with a mental or physical disability.

We currently have over 1,200 residents at Many Mansions, including more than 350 children. However, as of April 2019, we also have over 4,000 households on our waiting list. The need for increased affordable housing is increasing. That is why we are working diligently on new development projects in our area, including potential sites in Camarillo, Moorpark, and Fillmore for low-income families and special populations like veterans, seniors, and homeless. This is a slow process but an exciting one, and we welcome collaboration and partnerships of all kinds.

Recently, we completed a 24-unit project in Moorpark in partnership with the Area Housing Authority of the County of Ventura. This project is for low-income families. We also recently completed a 40-unit project in Oxnard in partnership with LA Family Housing. This project is serving homeless and low-income veterans and their families. We have made significant progress on a number of other properties in Ventura and Los Angeles Counties. Stay tuned for more details.

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

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys, 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 identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, 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?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board,

  • 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 act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

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

Financials

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Operations

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

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MANY MANSIONS A CALIFORNIA NON PROFIT CORPORATION

Board of directors
as of 10/20/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Tim Harrington

Deluxe Corporation

Mario Diaz

Gary Barnum

Nancy Moravec

Chris Soltow

Marty Garcia

Lisa Megaffin

Kevin Kozal

Karen Ingram

Jerry Petry

Dick Hus

Susan Cass

Tim Harrington

Doug Perry

Skyler Wolpert

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? No
  • 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 11/13/2019

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data