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Miami Valley Fair Housing Center, Inc.

Equal Housing Opportunity Specialists

aka MVFHC   |   Dayton, OH   |  www.mvfairhousing.com
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Miami Valley Fair Housing Center, Inc.

EIN: 31-1384075


Mission

To o eliminate housing discrimination and ensure equal housing opportunity for all people in our region, the State of Ohio, and nationally.

Ruling year info

1994

President/CEO

Mr. Jim McCarthy

Vice President

Mr. John T Zimmerman

Main address

505 Riverside Drive

Dayton, OH 45405 USA

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EIN

31-1384075

Subject area info

Housing law

Ethnic and racial minority rights

Disabled persons' rights

LGBTQ rights

Housing services

Population served info

LGBTQ people

Ethnic and racial groups

Immigrants

Low-income people

People with disabilities

NTEE code info

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

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (L01)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (I01)

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The Miami Valley Fair Housing Center (MVFHC) is passionate about eliminating housing discrimination and ensuring equal housing opportunity for all people in our region, the State of Ohio, and nationally. Specifically, the Miami Valley Fair Housing Center seeks to eliminate housing discrimination against all persons because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, familial status, or any other characteristic protected under state or local laws. In furthering this goal, MVFHC engages in activities designed to encourage fair housing practices through educational efforts; assists person who believe they have been victims of housing discrimination; identifies barriers to fair housing in order to help counteract and eliminate discriminatory housing practices; works with elected and government representatives to protect and improve fair housing laws; and takes all appropriate and necessary action to ensure that fair housing laws are properly and fairly enforced.

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?

Fair Housing Education & Outreach

Fair Housing Education & Outreach, on fair housing rights for individuals and families, and housing provider responsibilities under the federal Fair Housing Act, as well as state and local fair housing laws.

Population(s) Served
Ethnic and racial groups
Low-income people
Working poor
Immigrants
Families

The Miami Valley Fair Housing Center (MVFHC) provides assistance to people who request an investigation into a situation when they think or feel that their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, familial status or disability (or their association with members of any of these groups) was the basic motivation for differential treatment given by anyone associated with their search for housing.

Professional counseling and guidance are available to individuals who encounter discrimination in their search for housing, including informing consumers of their options under FHAA and providing support for consumers while going through the process of asserting their housing rights.

MVFHC offers an aggressive testing program to expose discriminatory practices in apartment rentals and real estate purchasing.

Educational programs are also available to inform consumers of their rights and professionals of their responsibilities under the Fair Housing Amendment Act.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Ethnic and racial groups
LGBTQ people
Immigrants

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

National Fair Housing Alliance Operating Member 2023

Coalition on Homelessness and Housing in Ohio Member 2023

National Low Income Housing Coalition Member 2023

National Community Reinvestment Coalition Member 2023

Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce 2023

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 new clients within the past 12 months

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

Fair Housing Enforcement

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Number of individual complaints in which the Fair Housing Center staff conduct investigation of meritorious housing discrimination complaint.

Number of participants counseled

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

Fair Housing Education & Outreach

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Number of consumers reached through fair housing education and outreach at community events, special programs, the county fair, community festivals, presentations to civic organizations.

Average number of days taken to respond to customers

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

Fair Housing Enforcement

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Respond within one (1) business day of receipt of complaint inquiry.

Number of phone calls/inquiries

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

Fair Housing Enforcement

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Complaints/inquiries about housing matter overall, including housing discrimination, lending discrimination, landlord tenant, and other housing related issues.

Number of clients served

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

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Investigation of meritorious complaint of housing discrimination, assistance with request for reasonable accommodation/reasonable modification under the Fair Housing Act.

Number of people trained

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

Fair Housing Education & Outreach

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Number of housing professionals/housing providers who receive continuing education on fair housing / fair lending compliance.

Number of organizational partners

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

Fair Housing Enforcement

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Number of community partner organizations that actively engage with the Fair Housing Center by making referrals to MVFHC, accept referrals from MVFHC, or collaborate in providing services.

Number of housing discrimination cases filed administratively or in court.

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

Fair Housing Enforcement

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Cases filed administratively with the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development, Ohio Civil Rights Commission, or the Dayton Human Relations Council.

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.

The Miami Valley Fair Housing Center recognizes the importance of “home” as a component of the American dream. We envision a country free of housing discrimination where every individual, group and community enjoys equal housing opportunity and access in a bias-free and open housing market. We envision a country where integrated neighborhoods are the norm, and private and public sectors guarantee civil rights in an open and barrier-free community committed to healing the history of discrimination in America.

Differentiate the Fair Housing Center's services/expertise by focusing on pressing needs and performance excellence.

Vigorously promote our work, accomplishments, and challenges to raise awareness with the public.

Collaborate with other non-profit and community-organizing groups to promote broad civil rights agenda and integrated neighborhoods.

Passionate, long-tenured staff with diverse skills sets across multiple disciplines.

Engaged and articulate board leadership that is committed to the organization's success and growth.

Regional, statewide, and national affiliations with like-minded organizations with whom we engage for strategic projects.

Access to nationally-recognized subject matter experts on our key lines of business.



Broad community recognition as the "go-to" organization on equal housing opportunity within our region.

Continued growth in demand for our services from individuals and institutions.

Stable funding to support core lines of business, 12 months of operating reserves, zero long-term debt.

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 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 demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome, It is difficult to identify actionable feedback

Financials

Miami Valley Fair Housing Center, Inc.
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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

1.30

Average of 2.48 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

16.4

Average of 7.6 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

33%

Average of 30% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Miami Valley Fair Housing Center, Inc.

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Miami Valley Fair Housing Center, Inc.

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 Miami Valley Fair Housing Center, 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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Business model indicators

Profitability info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $680,868 $6,144 $64,037 $125,022 $135,927
As % of expenses 89.3% 0.7% 6.9% 12.6% 8.8%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $651,032 -$23,517 $41,505 $105,735 $116,925
As % of expenses 82.2% -2.7% 4.3% 10.4% 7.5%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $1,443,183 $845,590 $997,032 $1,117,628 $1,683,168
Total revenue, % change over prior year 29.8% -41.4% 17.9% 12.1% 50.6%
Program services revenue 56.5% 28.9% 22.4% 23.4% 63.3%
Membership dues 0.3% 0.4% 0.3% 0.3% 0.1%
Investment income 0.0% 0.7% 0.5% 0.2% 0.8%
Government grants 17.9% 57.7% 65.2% 64.2% 33.9%
All other grants and contributions 24.2% 10.3% 10.0% 10.6% 1.0%
Other revenue 1.1% 1.9% 1.6% 1.3% 0.9%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $762,315 $839,446 $932,995 $992,606 $1,547,241
Total expenses, % change over prior year -24.3% 10.1% 11.1% 6.4% 55.9%
Personnel 82.3% 75.4% 74.7% 71.6% 45.3%
Professional fees 4.4% 5.5% 11.4% 13.2% 8.7%
Occupancy 1.6% 1.3% 1.0% 0.9% 0.7%
Interest 1.0% 0.7% 0.5% 0.3% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.1% 33.9%
All other expenses 10.7% 17.2% 12.4% 13.9% 11.3%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $792,151 $869,107 $955,527 $1,011,893 $1,566,243
One month of savings $63,526 $69,954 $77,750 $82,717 $128,937
Debt principal payment $19,079 $7,878 $0 $99,351 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $874,756 $946,939 $1,033,277 $1,193,961 $1,695,180

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 4.9 11.1 12.4 12.5 16.4
Months of cash and investments 4.9 11.1 12.4 12.5 19.5
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 13.6 12.3 13.6 13.1 9.4
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $312,983 $778,084 $966,683 $1,035,458 $2,113,751
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $406,061
Receivables $623,940 $125,346 $150,327 $113,464 $178,032
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $876,554 $876,554 $876,554 $876,554 $880,719
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 26.6% 30.0% 32.6% 34.8% 36.8%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 12.8% 10.7% 18.2% 12.7% 50.3%
Unrestricted net assets $1,378,527 $1,355,010 $1,396,515 $1,502,250 $1,619,175
Temporarily restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total net assets $1,378,527 $1,355,010 $1,396,515 $1,502,250 $1,619,175

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
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

President/CEO

Mr. Jim McCarthy

Jim McCarthy has been the President/CEO of the Miami Valley Fair Housing Center, Inc. since 1998, and served nine terms as the Chair of the Board of Directors the National Fair Housing Alliance based in Washington, DC. Mr. McCarthy has been invited to the White House to participate in the American Economic Competitiveness Forum on Housing, where he and other housing professionals engaged directly with senior White House and Administration officials on the issues important to housing in the United States. In 2012, Mr. McCarthy became one of 25 inaugural members of the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Consumer Advisory Board (CFPB-CAB). Mr. McCarthy also works as a professional subject matter consultant to the Department of Health and Human Services – Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) performing diagnostic and comprehensive site visits and technical assistance consultancies to Ryan White HIV/AIDS Award recipients.

Vice President

John Zimmerman

Mr. Zimmerman has been responsible for the strategic planning and implementation of MVFHC’s education and outreach program for 19 years. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Capital University in Columbus, Ohio, and is certified by the Ohio Department of Commerce to conduct continuing education classes. In addition, he provides continuing education for social workers and counselors licensed in the State of Ohio. He is a provider of continuing education for housing professionals as certified through the National Association of Leasing Professionals and the Ohio Professional Housing Provider (OPHP). He is the co-chair of the Montgomery County Ex-offender Re-entry Housing Subcommittee, a trustee for the Greater Dayton Realtist Foundation.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

Miami Valley Fair Housing Center, Inc.

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Compensation
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Miami Valley Fair Housing Center, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 02/14/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board co-chair

Mr. Ronald Jackson


Board co-chair

Kiya Patrick

Mohamed Al-Hamdani

Larson, Lyons & Al-Hamdani

Debra Brathwaite, PhD

Community Volunteer

Clyde Corle

Home Experts Realty

Ronald Jackson

Community Volunteer

Caitlin Jacob

Community Volunteer

Tawana Jones

Montgomery County, Ohio

Kiya Patrick

Greater Dayton Premier Mananagement

Frank Petrie

Wright Patt Credit Union

Karen M.R. Townsend, PhD

Community Volunteer

Angela Rahman

City of Kettering

Beth Deutscher

Community Volunteer

Kamarr Gage

Montgomery County Board of Developmental Disabilities Services

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? 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 6/28/2023

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or other sexual orientations in the LGBTQIA+ community
Disability status
Person with a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or other sexual orientations in the LGBTQIA+ community
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 07/12/2022

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
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 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.