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Beloved Community Center

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aka Beloved   |   Dallas, TX   |  https://www.belovedcommunitycenter.net/
GuideStar Charity Check

Beloved Community Center

EIN: 81-0913501


Mission

Cultivating pathways that measurably increase self-sufficiency for low-to-moderate income (LMI) homeowners and extremely low income (ELI) renters

Ruling year info

2021

CEO

Minister Kiven T Roberson

Main address

7324 Gaston Avenue Suite 124-396

Dallas, TX 75214 USA

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EIN

81-0913501

Subject area info

Community improvement

Foreclosure prevention

Home ownership

Human services information

Diseases and conditions

Population served info

Ethnic and racial groups

Economically disadvantaged people

Domestic workers

Unemployed people

Self-employed people

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NTEE code info

Single Organization Support (G11)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

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

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The cycles of poverty and generational dependency on public assistance that stubbornly persist as well as despairingly define low-to-moderate income (LMI) neighborhoods within the South Dallas/Fair Park community.

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?

Low-to-Moderate Income (LMI) Assistance

Beloved's Homeowner Assistance programs provide financial assistance toqualifiedTexans who have fallen behind on their mortgage, utility payments, and related household/subsistence expenses. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Beloved's financial assistance program was amplified with the receipt of a Subrecipient contract from the Texas Department of Housing and Communities Affairs (TDHCA)

See:
https://texashomeownerassistance.com/
https://www.belovedcommunitycenter.net/homeowner-assistance

Population(s) Served
Ethnic and racial groups
Families
Economically disadvantaged people

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 cases monitored

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

Low-income people

Related Program

Low-to-Moderate Income (LMI) Assistance

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Beloved's contracted role as a Texas Homeowners Assistance Fund (TXHAF) Subrecipient began in October 2022. The data does not reflect a full calendar year for this metric, i.e., 3 months.

Number of low-income households who have received utilities assistance

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

Low-income people

Related Program

Low-to-Moderate Income (LMI) Assistance

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Context Notes

Beloved's contracted role as a Texas Homeowners Assistance Fund (TXHAF) Subrecipient began in October 2022. The data does not reflect a full calendar year for this metric, i.e., 3 months.

Number of low-income households who have received utilities assistance to keep the lights, heat and/or water on in their homes

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

Low-to-Moderate Income (LMI) Assistance

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Context Notes

Beloved's contracted role as a Texas Homeowners Assistance Fund (TXHAF) Subrecipient began in October 2022. The data does not reflect a full calendar year for this metric, i.e., 3 months.

Total dollars distributed for utilities assistance

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

Low-income people

Related Program

Low-to-Moderate Income (LMI) Assistance

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Context Notes

Beloved successfully garnered $229,630.01 for the 29 cases that were tracked as Beloved's contracted role as a Texas Homeowners Assistance Fund (TXHAF) Subrecipient began in October 2022, i.e. 3 mos.

Number of families assisted with rent or mortgage to avoid eviction

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

Low-income people

Related Program

Low-to-Moderate Income (LMI) Assistance

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Beloved's contracted role as a Texas Homeowners Assistance Fund (TXHAF) Subrecipient began in October 2022. The data does not reflect a full calendar year for this metric, i.e., 3 months.

Number of groups brought together in a coalition/alliance/partnership

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

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of one-on-one coaching sessions

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

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

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.

To assist low-to-moderate income (LMI) households receiving any form of public assistance with gradual AND sustainable independence/self-sufficiency as well as with laying the foundation for generational wealth through asset acquisition, especially single-family homes.

Beloved has contact information, relationship building, and data from participating in the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) Covid-relief program, i.e. TXHAF.

Based on those connections, our strategy is to follow and support those LMI households towards complete independence/self-sufficiency, given the trust that already has been built through the process of applying for and disbursing the housing assistance funds (HAF) on behalf of TDHCA.

Beloved has three (3) senior staff with advanced degrees in business administration, business management, transportation/logistics, and history. Combined, these three professionals offer counseling, strategic planning, budgeting, and a menu of skills sets directly related to transitioning LMI households from dependency to self-sufficiency.

Additionally, Beloved has a network of other nonprofit partners that pre-date the TXHAF project and also that were cultivated during the administration of the TDHCA-funded program targeting economically distressed homeowners negatively impacted by Covid-19. Those partnerships increase the capacity of Beloved via an effective referral system to ensure all clients receive wrap-around and holistic support.

Beloved has assisted nearly thirty (30) households with an average of nearly $8,000 per case, totaling almost $230,000 in financial assistance.

Our next steps include following those cases to see decreased utilization of public assistance and increased savings, investments, and other S.M.A.R.T. financial strategies that lead to transferrable wealth and away from generational poverty.

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 take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, 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 engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We share the feedback we received with the people we serve, 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?

    We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection

Financials

Beloved Community Center

Financial data

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Beloved Community Center

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: 2022

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Revenue
Contributions, Grants, Gifts $85,000
Program Services $0
Membership Dues $0
Special Events $0
Other Revenue $0
Total Revenue $85,000
Expenses
Program Services $25,000
Administration $60,000
Fundraising $0
Payments to Affiliates $0
Other Expenses $0
Total Expenses $85,000

Beloved Community Center

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: 2022

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Assets
Total Assets $10,000
Liabilities
Total Liabilities $0
Fund balance (EOY)
Net Assets $10,000

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

CEO

Minister Kiven T Roberson

In addition to his role as the CEO of Beloved Community Center, Kiven T. Roberson's career in social services leverages an extensive background as well as licensure in life, property, and casualty claims. Bridging private industry and corporate backgrounds, Kiven is positioned to implement results-driven and long-term transformative programming that transitions Low-to-Moderate Income (LMI) households, especially moving renters towards the first-time homebuying experience. Additionally, Kiven has decades of expertise in fiscal and personnel management, including most recently various programs funded under the CARES Act such as rental/utility assistance implementation. He also is a licensed minister.

There are no officers, directors or key employees recorded for this organization

There are no highest paid employees recorded for this organization.

Beloved Community Center

Board of directors
as of 01/17/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board chair

Mrs. Eppie Meadows

Rose Garden Neighborhood Improvement League

Term: 2027 - 2022

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 ? Not applicable
  • 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? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 6/21/2023

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

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

We do not display disability information for organizations with fewer than 15 staff.

Equity strategies

Last updated: 06/02/2023

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • 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 help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • 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.