Unity House of Davenport Inc

aka Unity House of Davenport, Inc   |   Davenport, IA   |
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Unity House of Davenport Inc

EIN: 47-1718075


Unity House of Davenport will provide education and support to individuals with substance and behavioral addictions in a safe, semi-structured environment with access to additional resources for living abstinent from problem behaviors.

Ruling year info



Dennis Haut

Main address

2341 E. Pleasant St.

Davenport, IA 52803 USA

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Subject area info

Human services

Shelter and residential care

Population served info

Men and boys

Substance abusers

NTEE code info

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

Human Service Organizations (P20)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

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

Tax forms

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Many people who are trying to get clean from addictions, no matter what they might be, struggle to find housing. They might struggle because they cannot afford to pay rent at an apartment, and they have no family that can help them with a place to stay. These men are in need of a place that they can go where they feel safe and secure, and a place that will give them support as they work to stay clean and sober.

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?

Transitional Housing

Supplying transitional housing for men in recovery from addictions.

Population(s) Served
Men and boys
Substance abusers

Where we work

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 applications for housing received from targeted population

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

Men and boys, LGBTQ people, Adults

Related Program

Transitional Housing

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success


Context Notes

These numbers are approximates.

Average number of service recipients per month

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

Substance abusers

Type of Metric

Other - describing something else

Direction of Success


Number of participants that follow counseling recommendations

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

Substance abusers, Adults

Related Program

Transitional Housing

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success


Context Notes

Unity House requires all new residents to attend weekly sessions with a CADC counselor for their first thirty days or when training is complete. All current residents may also meet with with her.

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.

Our goal is to supply men in recovery from addiction a place to stay. We want to give them structure and accountability to help them stay sober from what ever addiction they are coming clean from.

We are connected through parole officers, and other such agencies, to alert men of the availability of space available at any of our houses. We hold the men accountable to going to meetings and staying clean and sober. We give them rules and make sure that they stick to them so that they have the best chance possible to stay on the straight and narrow.

We have 7 houses that we own around the city of Davenport. Each home has beds for them men to be able to rent for a decent price. Our houses have house managers that help to hold the men accountable for the things they are supposed to be doing. All of the men who come in under our care must sign a contract outlining the expectations of them, and us. House managers hold house meetings every month to talk about anything that has come up, and new information from us at the office. In turn, the house managers and individuals from the office hold manager meetings to make sure that things are running smoothly between all the houses. Every person who we accept is treated just like everyone else.

Almost all of the men who have come through Unity House of Davenport have gained their sobriety and are now living full lives. Some of these men have been able to reconnect with family and friends, who then become a wonderful support system for them. We have done many things over the years to help these men to see they are cared about, and their lives to matter to someone. This is a continual endeavor that we will never give up on.

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.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    Unity House of Davenport serves male individuals 18 years and older with substance and or behavioral addictions. All residents qualify as Scott County residents and as underserved.

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

    SMS text surveys, Community meetings/Town halls, Suggestion box/email,

  • 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,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    In 2022 we hired a Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor. Upon entry each individual meets with her once a week or as needed for their 1st 30days as required. They may continue to meet with her as needed during their stay with Unity House.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our funders, Our community partners,

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

    Unity House seeks feedback to help ensure that services better reflect and meet people’s needs. We found adding a C.A.D.C to our program has empowered the individuals to help themselves with counseling.

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

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, 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, 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, It is difficult to get honest feedback from the people we serve,


Unity House of Davenport Inc
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2020 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 0.05 over 6 years

Months of cash in 2020 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 0.9 over 6 years

Fringe rate in 2020 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 6% over 6 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

Source: IRS Form 990 info

Unity House of Davenport Inc

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Unity House of Davenport Inc

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Unity House of Davenport Inc

Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

This snapshot of Unity House of Davenport Inc’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $31,716 $49,695 $94,091 $63,732 $68,028
As % of expenses 11.7% 26.4% 63.1% 37.2% 35.5%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $21,597 $33,122 $62,112 $48,910 $52,556
As % of expenses 7.7% 16.2% 34.3% 26.3% 25.4%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $293,473 $239,386 $243,088 $242,445 $259,394
Total revenue, % change over prior year 24.1% -18.4% 1.5% -0.3% 7.0%
Program services revenue 69.5% 78.7% 83.4% 78.4% 76.9%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 12.0% 7.6% 13.3%
All other grants and contributions 7.9% 21.3% 4.6% 13.9% 9.8%
Other revenue 22.6% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $269,997 $188,283 $149,000 $171,362 $191,367
Total expenses, % change over prior year 22.4% -30.3% -20.9% 15.0% 11.7%
Personnel 17.4% 33.9% 33.0% 26.8% 39.5%
Professional fees 5.6% 2.2% 5.4% 9.4% 4.3%
Occupancy 48.7% 46.4% 48.7% 52.2% 41.2%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.7% 0.5% 0.3%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 28.3% 17.5% 12.2% 11.1% 14.7%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Total expenses (after depreciation) $280,116 $204,856 $180,979 $186,184 $206,839
One month of savings $22,500 $15,690 $12,417 $14,280 $15,947
Debt principal payment $1,717 $0 $4,473 $4,691 $4,921
Fixed asset additions $0 $61,085 $35,807 $45,232 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $304,333 $281,631 $233,676 $250,387 $227,707

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Months of cash 0.5 0.6 1.0 0.3 2.7
Months of cash and investments 0.5 0.6 1.0 0.3 2.7
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets -20.1 -28.0 -31.1 -26.1 -19.5
Balance sheet composition info 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Cash $10,292 $10,091 $12,271 $3,897 $42,403
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $7,418 $2,405 $7,381 $4,145 -$2,301
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $499,861 $564,110 $599,917 $645,149 $646,246
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 2.8% 6.0% 11.0% 12.5% 14.9%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 93.4% 87.8% 76.8% 69.0% 61.0%
Unrestricted net assets $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Temporarily restricted net assets $0 $0 $0 N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 $0 $0 N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total net assets $33,348 $66,470 $128,582 $177,492 $230,048

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Material data errors No No No No No


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

Letter of Determination is not available for this organization
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization


Dennis Haut

Dennis L. Haut, Chief Executive Officer, Board President and Founder, started Unity House in 2004. He currently oversees the organization and its personnel which includes 9 House Managers, General Manager, Chief Operations Officer, Intake Coordinator, Social Media and Office Assistant, and Maintenance Man, and oversees all grant funded projects. For more than 18 years, he has successfully served as the face of Unity House by attending committee meetings, public events, and creating relationships with key organizations and funding sources. Dennis has performed and/or appointed the staff to perform all functions of the day to day business including case management, grant applications, fundraising, and policy and procedure creation and changes. He attends weekly House Meetings and has successfully assured good communication between all of the Unity House houses.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

Unity House of Davenport Inc

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Unity House of Davenport Inc

Board of directors
as of 01/17/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board chair

Dennis Haut

Unity House of Davenport, Inc

Mark Nelson

Nelson Valuations, Inc

Loxi Hopkins


Bob Gallagher Sr.

Gallagher, Millage &Gallagher PLC

Peter Gierut

Gallagher, Millage &Gallagher PLC

Trino Leon

LCS Consulting

Waylyn McCulloh

7th Judicial District Department of Correctional Services

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 5/23/2022

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The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity


Sexual orientation

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/24/2020

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Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • 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.