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Chico Housing Action Team

Housing for All

aka CHAT   |   CHICO, CA   |  http://www.chicohousingactionteam.net
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Chico Housing Action Team

EIN: 46-5487014


Mission

CHAT'S mission is to ensure that everyone in our community has access to housing they can afford.

Ruling year info

2014

Board president

Leslie Johnson

Main address

PO BOX 4868

CHICO, CA 95927 USA

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EIN

46-5487014

Subject area info

Housing development

Population served info

Adults

Families

Economically disadvantaged people

NTEE code info

Housing Development, Construction, Management (L20)

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

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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?

Housing Now

CHAT rents out homes or individual bedrooms to people who have been without housing, but who are able to pay market rent. Some of the houses and trailers are owned by CHAT, but most of the units are rented by CHAT, and then sub-letted to the formerly homeless people.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Hand Up Supportive Housing (HUSH) started in early 2019 with a grant from the State of California Homeless Emergency Aid Program (HEAP) to assist homeless families with children with moving into homes, and help them gain the skills and build the resources to move into permanent housing and maintain long-term housing stability. Homelessness is terribly traumatic for children, and CHAT believes no child should ever have to experience the stress, anxiety, and shame of homelessness. This model is proving to be very successful for those families and for our community as a whole.

Population(s) Served

The CHAMP program’s goal is to assist those displaced by the Camp Fire in obtaining permanent housing and provide case management support to ensure that they remain stably housed. During the fiscal year ending June 30, 2021, the CHAMP program assisted 58 Camp Fire survivor households in obtaining and remaining in stable housing in the form of application fees, move-in costs, landlord incentives, rental assistance, and case management services. Funding for the CHAMP program was generously provided by the California Community Foundation, United Way of Northern California and GlobalGiving.

Population(s) Served
Families
Families
Adults

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 homeless participants engaged in housing services

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

Multiracial people, LGBTQ people, At-risk youth, Economically disadvantaged people, Ex-offenders

Related Program

Housing Now

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

308 individuals have been served in 2023. 128 newly entered housing.

Number of households that retain permanent housing for at least 6 months

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

Veterans, Unemployed people, Economically disadvantaged people, At-risk youth, Families

Related Program

Housing Now

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of children and youth who have received access to stable housing

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

At-risk youth, Economically disadvantaged people, Families

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of homeless participants engaged in mental health services

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Average number of service recipients per month

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

Ethnic and racial groups, Women and girls, Men and boys, At-risk youth, Economically disadvantaged people

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Charting impact

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

Provide housing and shelter with support services to as many individuals and families as possible. We are committed to serving the most vulnerable unhoused populations in collaboration with other local service providers.

Advocate for unhoused populations and services that are beyond the scope of CHATs services.

Clarify CHATs role in maintenance (including accountability and consequences of failures to maintain); educate residents about this role and support them in their efforts going forward.

Clarify who we serve and who is beyond our capacity and better served by other agencies.

Conduct surveys of residents to obtain feedback re condition of housing

Create and implement a business plan to transition from master leases to increased ownership of our properties

Create relationships with businesses in the property management business, such as financial institutions, rental operators, realtors, developers and related organizations

Define and implement a systematic approach to purchasing, maintaining and increasing the stock of affordable residential rentals.

Ensure private funding for our properties.

Leverage equity of owned properties to finance operations and growth.
Compare resident needs to the level of support CHAT can provide.

Build relationships with community partners who can help in areas that are beyond CHATs capacity.

Increase the capacity of our food and nutrition programs.

Create policies, procedures and trainings for staff dealing with emergencies, crisis and/or behavioral interventions and other difficult situations with residents and other stakeholders, including 24/7 back-up.

Establish formal evaluation frameworks (theory of change, logic models) for key program areas (link these to resource development).

Incorporate volunteers into supportive services

Recruit, train and recognize volunteers.

Leverage our experience as we streamline the design and implementation of new programs
Create collaborations and working partnerships with other social service agencies in Butte County.

Focus on the economic case and social benefits of ending homelessness

Communicate CHATs progress on its strategic direction with the public via a web dashboard and regular updates to stakeholders.

Build social capital by networking with external stakeholders.

Establish a speakers bureau featuring CHAT leaders and residents.

Table at Thursday night market and other events to build awareness.

Advocate for unhoused populations and services that are beyond the scope of CHATs services.

CHAT has highly trained Housing Support Coordinators in our Social Services department. All staff have master's and/or bachelor's degrees. Training in crisis intervention, motivational interviewing, mindfully based substance abuse facilitation, critical time intervention, and other best practice models in housing.

CHAT has a full food delivery program that is part of feeding America. The majority of our residents receive biweekly food boxes. This program is completely volunteer ran.

CHAT has a furniture warehouse that is volunteer ran. We accept donations from the community and fully furnish all of our homes.

We currently own 31 units (houses, apartments, trailers) and master lease 70 plus. We have approximately 200 individuals housed at a time in both permeant and transitional housing.

Financials

Chico Housing Action Team
Fiscal year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

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

Liquidity in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

1.41

Average of 1.36 over 5 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

6.8

Average of 5 over 5 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

9%

Average of 8% over 5 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Chico Housing Action Team

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Chico Housing Action Team

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

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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Chico Housing Action Team

Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of Chico Housing Action Team’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 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $119,457 $226,279 $590,212 $3,466,321 $192,336
As % of expenses 44.3% 47.0% 64.6% 208.1% 7.9%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $115,838 $220,440 $575,266 $3,426,895 $130,599
As % of expenses 42.4% 45.3% 61.9% 201.0% 5.3%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $358,021 $678,396 $1,373,131 $5,683,544 $2,463,785
Total revenue, % change over prior year 0.0% 89.5% 102.4% 313.9% -56.7%
Program services revenue 51.7% 45.2% 33.5% 10.9% 43.1%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 1.2%
Government grants 7.6% 3.5% 14.1% 24.1% 21.4%
All other grants and contributions 41.1% 51.2% 52.3% 64.5% 32.0%
Other revenue -0.5% 0.0% 0.1% 0.5% 2.4%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $269,770 $481,169 $914,305 $1,665,703 $2,424,327
Total expenses, % change over prior year 0.0% 78.4% 90.0% 82.2% 45.5%
Personnel 3.7% 11.7% 13.4% 26.9% 35.3%
Professional fees 12.1% 3.6% 5.8% 1.2% 1.8%
Occupancy 61.2% 59.3% 50.1% 12.9% 11.1%
Interest 0.0% 0.6% 1.5% 1.4% 4.6%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.1% 0.7% 0.1% 0.0%
All other expenses 23.0% 24.7% 28.5% 57.4% 47.2%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $273,389 $487,008 $929,251 $1,705,129 $2,486,064
One month of savings $22,481 $40,097 $76,192 $138,809 $202,027
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $41,675 $170,272 $645,668 $879,567 $2,039,276
Total full costs (estimated) $337,545 $697,377 $1,651,111 $2,723,505 $4,727,367

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 4.2 6.3 2.4 5.5 6.8
Months of cash and investments 4.2 6.3 5.0 28.3 13.6
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 3.5 3.3 1.0 17.9 3.0
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $94,958 $251,370 $184,463 $760,003 $1,377,469
Investments $0 $0 $197,013 $3,173,167 $1,378,198
Receivables $0 $11,631 $88,842 $117,255 $149,299
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $41,233 $211,505 $855,203 $1,748,939 $3,782,757
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 7.7% 4.3% 2.6% 3.5% 3.2%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 24.4% 32.7% 34.4% 16.5% 30.1%
Unrestricted net assets $0 $0 $0 $4,179,578 $4,258,643
Temporarily restricted net assets $0 $0 N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 $0 N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $0 $0 $0 $726,629 $526,587
Total net assets $115,838 $336,278 $911,544 $4,906,207 $4,785,230

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Material data errors No No No No No

Operations

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

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

Board president

Leslie Johnson

Leslie Johnson is a retired superior court research attorney who is one of the founding members of CHAT, along with Robert Trausch and Sheldon Praiser. Leslie has a strong interest in social justice and human services, having worked as a legal services attorney and an immigration attorney in the past.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

Chico Housing Action Team

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Compensation
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Board of directors
as of 01/26/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board chair

Leslie Johnson

Robert Trausch

Sheldon Praiser

retired teacher

Kathy Weeks

Ron Aker

retired, PG&E

Janet Rechtman

Nonprofit Leadership

Julie Quinn

CPA

Lina MacMichael

Administrator/ retired

Elizabeth Young

Real-estate agent/ small bussiness owner

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/26/2024

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

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

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability