Building Stronger Communities

aka NeighborWorks Sacramento   |   Sacramento, CA   |
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EIN: 68-0118032


Our mission is to provide opportunities for successful home ownership and strong communities through quality education , real estate development, affordable lending, supportive partnerships and dedicated leadership.

Ruling year info



Lauretta Casimir-Mahoney

Main address

2411 Alhambra Blvd 200

Sacramento, CA 95817 USA

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Subject area info

Urban development

Community improvement

Housing rehabilitation

Home ownership

Housing services

Population served info


Economically disadvantaged people



NTEE code info

Community, Neighborhood Development, Improvement (S20)

Housing Rehabilitation (L25)

Community, Neighborhood Development, Improvement (S20)

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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?

Home buyer Education and Counseling

We enable people to become homebuyers, through interactive and unbiased education and counseling that allows our clients to make informed decisions that are in their best long-term interest for purchasing or preserving their homeownershidelivered with current and standardized curriculum, delivered by our qualified, trained and certified counseling staff, our clients are learning how to handle their debt and to build wealth, making them vital consumers in the regional economy.   Our educational classes and individual counseling are making for knowledgeable, default-resistant homebuyers who can make informed decisions when working with Realtors, lenders, and insurance professionals.

Our educational offerings are HUD approved and meet the highest national standards as offered by the NeighborWorks Counseling and Homebuyer Education Center (NCHEC).

Population(s) Served

Our community building work and projects in the neighborhood provide countless opportunities for partnership and resident involvement and empowerment. These strategies and activities keep our organization and, through us, our stakeholders, connected to the neighborhoods. 

We help increase access to healthy food in Oak Park through our Oak Park Farmers Market, which runs weekly on Saturday mornings from May through October and welcomes clients with SNAP (formerly Food Stamp) EBT cards and WIC Farmer Market Benefits. We also run the Oak Park Crop Swap, which provides an opportunity for residents to meet weekly to swap home grown produce and learn information about gardening topics. 

Paint the Town is a signature community event for NeighborWorks, bringing private sector business sponsors and their volunteer teams out into the neighborhood to paint and improve the homes of residents who own their home but are unable to complete the needed maintenance to care for it.  

National NeighborWorks Week activities, completed in coordination with the over 200 other NeighborWorks organizations across the nation the first week of June, include volunteers working together to improve the community.  

 Other on-going projects and activities throughout the community include sponsoring residents into the annual NeighborWorks Community Leadership Institute to develop resident leadership; assisting and working together with various neighborhood associations to promote neighborhood improvements.

Population(s) Served

The objective of the project is to help individuals with the tools they need to become mortgage-qualified buyers. We assist individuals by helping them to identify the obstacles to their becoming mortgage ready, our program then provides a detailed action plan to improve their financial status and remove barriers to successfully apply for a home loan.

Customers with credit issues are referred to our Financial Literacy program. The program includes: identifying specific deficiencies, learning about customer debt, learning and building a savings, developing a savings goal, creating a budget that works, managing money and most importantly understanding credit and why its so important.

Population(s) Served

NeighborWorks Sacramento has worked with over 20 cities and counties in Northern California to provide support in administering first-time homebuyer assistance and funding for home repairs. This section describes the programs that we currently administer on behalf of our regional partners.

Population(s) Served

The USDA Mutual Self-Help Housing is a 50 year old housing program where participating home buyers build their own home with the guidance of a provider, NeighborWorks Sacramento. the labor commitment is 35 hours a week for 10 months of building their own home and earn sweat equity in the process.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work


Exemplory 2017


Exemplory 2018

NeighborWorks America

Affiliations & memberships

NeighborWorks America - Member 2017

Center for Nonprofit Management Excellence Network 2015

Best New Farmers Market 2009

SMUD Shine Award 2018

SMUD Shine Award 2019

Bank of America Neighborhood Excellence Award 2005

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 people in the area with access to affordable housing as a result of the nonprofit's efforts

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Home buyer Education and Counseling

Type of Metric

Other - describing something else

Direction of Success


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.

-The rehab of newly constructed homes thru self-help housing
-Creating opportunity for reverse mortgages
-Accessing HOME funds for affordable construction and rehab
-Creating a call center and loan development
-Expanding contracts with local jurisdictions
-Work in new markets
-Self-Help target market of 60%-80% of AMI
-Increase brand recognition and understanding
-Expand community impact and development

1. Building communities through homeownership.
2. More people need access to high quality affordable housing – ownership or rental – tiny houses are possible, rent-to-own, IDAs. (Fewer ownership paths are available than in past).
3. Public policy advocacy – we can join efforts by others and do better to help elected officials understand what we do.
4. Many know and trust our brand, but do not understand all we do.
5. Our success in the Oak Park Farmers Market creates opportunities to expand healthy food access and affect family health through improved nutrition and eating habits, although we are not sure how to measure the impact of that work.
6. Social Media opportunities to maximize on our cause and product.
1. Reach very-low income people and create stability – vis-à-vis the types of families we served through LIFT, financial stability work, mutual self-help housing, etc.
2. Help individuals build credit - use our SalesForce database for outreach and communication.
3. Continue with single family acquisition/rehabilitation program.
4. Explore small rental and rent-to-own possibilities, including tiny houses.
5. Communication plan – we have the technology, now we need a plan to expand and deepen the understanding of our brand. Social media. Message refresh. Possible pro-bono partnerships and university interns. Cause driven marketing.
6. Explore expanding individual donors and supporters through crowd funding.
7. Develop educational outreach and EBT efforts to expand healthy food access and use new success measures tools to measure.

Each week, our Senior Management team meets to discuss the goals, challenges, opportunities and accomplishments of the organization. The team also discus's progress towards the goals in each of their departments. Managers lead staff to follow strategies set for each goal, and report outcomes at their sr. management meeting. We find this strategy to be effective and are achieving our goals.

-Creating a call center and loan development
-Expanding contracts with local jurisdictions
-Increase brand recognition and understanding
-Expand community impact

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 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 identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • 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 look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), 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 any major challenges to collecting feedback

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 2021 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 1.39 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2021 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 15.2 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2021 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 16% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of SACRAMENTO NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSING SERVICES 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 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $232,123 $692,467 $31,196 $81,605 -$275,815
As % of expenses 5.2% 17.3% 0.8% 1.8% -6.4%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $99,379 $590,024 -$63,535 $2,235 -$347,096
As % of expenses 2.2% 14.3% -1.6% 0.0% -8.0%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $1,589,953 $2,336,445 $6,948,641 $2,503,371 $2,492,347
Total revenue, % change over prior year -71.8% 47.0% 197.4% -64.0% -0.4%
Program services revenue 31.8% 27.4% 9.4% 41.2% 57.8%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.2% 0.1% 0.0% 0.1% 0.0%
Government grants 40.5% 37.8% 6.6% 22.6% 18.8%
All other grants and contributions 23.7% 30.7% 83.8% 36.1% 23.4%
Other revenue 3.8% 4.1% 0.2% 0.1% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $4,486,319 $4,011,936 $3,883,397 $4,476,557 $4,283,116
Total expenses, % change over prior year -1.1% -10.6% -3.2% 15.3% -4.3%
Personnel 37.3% 38.4% 49.1% 44.7% 51.8%
Professional fees 2.1% 1.9% 2.6% 1.8% 3.9%
Occupancy 1.2% 1.2% 1.3% 1.1% 1.3%
Interest 0.2% 0.1% 0.0% 0.4% 1.0%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 59.2% 58.5% 47.0% 52.1% 42.0%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Total expenses (after depreciation) $4,619,063 $4,114,379 $3,978,128 $4,555,927 $4,354,397
One month of savings $373,860 $334,328 $323,616 $373,046 $356,926
Debt principal payment $1,979,392 $541,871 $39,189 $528,507 $1,049,888
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $6,972,315 $4,990,578 $4,340,933 $5,457,480 $5,761,211

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Months of cash 10.2 12.7 17.4 14.8 14.6
Months of cash and investments 10.6 12.7 17.4 14.8 14.6
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 7.3 9.9 10.1 8.7 8.1
Balance sheet composition info 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Cash $3,797,674 $4,250,701 $5,637,296 $5,526,686 $5,218,797
Investments $156,267 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $9,257,271 $7,851,995 $9,652,689 $7,531,029 $5,477,774
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $2,090,844 $2,113,315 $2,156,857 $2,206,188 $2,164,769
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 27.7% 32.3% 36.0% 38.8% 39.9%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 24.4% 24.0% 20.0% 21.4% 19.0%
Unrestricted net assets $2,726,530 $3,316,554 $3,253,019 $3,255,254 $2,908,158
Temporarily restricted net assets $10,674,354 $8,306,396 N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 $0 N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $10,674,354 $8,306,396 $11,340,444 $9,285,653 $7,770,699
Total net assets $13,400,884 $11,622,950 $14,593,463 $12,540,907 $10,678,857

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Material data errors No No No No No


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

Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization


Lauretta Casimir-Mahoney

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990


Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

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Highest paid employees

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Board of directors
as of 07/18/2023
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Board chair

Donna Huckleby

Debra Winstead


Donna Huckleby

John Ojo

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? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 7/18/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.


The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Gay, lesbian, bisexual, or other sexual orientations in the LGBTQIA+ community
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity


Sexual orientation

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/09/2022

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  • 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 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.


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