N Street Village, Inc.

aka NSV   |   Washington, DC   |  www.nstreetvillage.org
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N Street Village, Inc.

EIN: 52-1007373


N Street Village is a community of empowerment and recovery for homeless and low-income women in Washington, D.C. With comprehensive services addressing both emergency and long-term needs, we help women achieve personal stability and make gains in their housing, income, employment, mental health, physical health, and addiction recovery. We also provide affordable rental housing for low-income individuals and families.

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Chief Executive Officer

Ms. Kenyatta Brunson

Main address

1333 N St NW

Washington, DC 20005 USA

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Subject area info

Mental health care

Shelter and residential care

Homeless shelters

Homeless services

Population served info

Children and youth

Women and girls

Homeless people

Low-income people

People with disabilities

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NTEE code info

Homeless Services/Centers (P85)

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

Other Mental Health, Crisis Intervention N.E.C. (F99)

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

A report released in April 2018 by The Community Partnership for The Prevention of Homelessness detailed that during the 2018 hyperthermia season, 1,385 women stayed in emergency shelter at least one night. Fifty-four percent of women who needed emergency shelter stayed seven nights or less. This is a positive indicator that most women are able to transition quickly back to stability. However, nearly one in five women (19.2%) who stayed for at least one night, stayed for the entire season. This was up from 14.5% during the prior year. This statistic indicates that there is a cohort of women experiencing chronic homelessness that may need a long-term housing subsidy and wrap around supports to move out of homelessness and stay housed.

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?

Bethany Women's Center

Bethany Women's Center provides 80 to 100 women daily with meals, access to showers, laundry facilities and a clothing closet, and opportunities for education, relaxation, and socialization. The center is low-barrier, which means we require little from a visitor to access its services. As a Bethany client’s relationship and trust with our staff develops, she may feel more comfortable accepting further services from us. The Center is temporarily operating at reduced capacity due to the pandemic. Please see the www.nstreetvillage.org for status updates.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
People with disabilities

The Wellness Center provides women with direct health care and wellness consultation from a licensed nurse and an array of services and activities that promote physical and mental health education, physical fitness, and holistic wellbeing. In 2009, the Wellness Center launched a partnership with Unity Health Care to bring a primary care physician on site twice a week. The Center is temporarily operating at reduced capacity due to the pandemic. Please see the www.nstreetvillage.org for status updates.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Homeless people

The Flagship Permanent Supportive Housing program offers 44 single, subsidized rooms in shared apartments for women with a history of chronic homelessness, mental illness, addiction and/or disability. This site also provides temporary Holistic Housing for 21 women focused on mental health and sobriety as well as 51 units of affordable housing at Eden’s House.
At Miriam’s House, up to 25 women with a mental health disorder and HIV are provided housing and supportive services.
Wrap-around case-management services are provided to 42 formerly homeless women with mental illness living in the historic Phyllis Wheatley YWCA building.
Diane’s House provides permanent housing to 45 formerly homeless women and families in apartments in a congregate housing building.
Erna’s House provides permanent supportive housing to 30 women and Capitol Vista 21 women.
The Patricia Handy Place for Women is a 213-bed, emergency and transitional night shelter. Adam’s Place provides overflow shelter.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Homeless people

The Marj and Mak Vocational Center (MMVC) provides women with access to job seeking, job training, education and financial capability building services. The program offers two levels of services; Enrichment classes are open to all women in the community and are led by volunteers, interns and staff. Enrollment services are open to residents of N Street Village programs who receive a referral to MMVC. Enrolled women can expect to receive meaningful referrals for vocational services, increase monthly revenue through employment or new benefits and/or improve financial health through credit building.

Population(s) Served
Homeless people
Unemployed people

N Street Village’s Greenhouse supports women with substance use disorders (SUDs), who have a desire to reduce or eliminate the use of drugs and/or alcohol. Greenhouse provides three stages of services: Outreach and Harm Reduction, Continuing Care and Greenhouse Residential. The Program is temporarily operating at reduced capacity due to the pandemic. Please see the www.nstreetvillage.org for status updates.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Substance abusers

Where we work


Award for Excellence in Nonprofit Management 2006

Washington Post

EXCEL Award 2007

Center for Nonprofit Advancement

Board Leadership Award 2011

Center for Nonprofit Advancement

Award 2009

National Alliance on Mental Illness

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Total number of clients experiencing homelessness

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

Homeless people

Related Program

Bethany Women's Center

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success


Context Notes

Unduplicated number of women experiencing homelessness who received residential, health and/or day support services.

Number of low-income families housed in affordable, well-maintained units as a result of the nonprofit's efforts

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

Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Residential Programs

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

N Street Village owns and operates a 51 unit affordable housing complex for low- and moderate income individuals.

Number of homeless participants engaged in housing services

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

Women and girls, Homeless people

Related Program

Residential Programs

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success


Context Notes

Number of women experiencing homelessness who either 1) receive emergency shelter and work with a housing specialist to move out of homelessness or 2) receive housing directly from N Street Village.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Charting impact

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

N Street Village supports the District of Columbia's vision that by 2020, homelessness in the District will be a rare, brief, and non-recurring experience. We work toward that goal by delivering quality housing and services and advocating through the DC Interagency Council on Homelessness for private/public partnerships to expand the availability of permanent supportive housing.

Strategies for making homelessness a rare, brief and nonrecurring include:
Providing comprehensive and evidence-based services
Cultivating partnerships with private developers and the District of Columbia to grow and provide additional housing.
Stewarding our current resources including our human capital, network of partners and donors, and the two buildings the organization owns.
Raising public awareness of how supportive housing and, more broadly, public housing can maintain diversity in resource rich environments.

N Street Village has a demonstrated history of developing and sustaining programs to meet the needs of women experiencing homelessness. The organization expanded during the pandemic opening 83 additional units of permanent housing and overflow emergency shelter. Permanent supportive housing is provided under the Housing First model.

1972: 501(c)(3) status established
(by Luther Place Memorial Church)
1996: Flagship building opens at 14th and N St. NW
2011: Acquired Miriam's House, 2nd site, NW
2012: Expanded to Erna's House, 3rd site, NW
2016: Expanded to Phyllis Wheatley YWCA, 4th site, NW & Patricia Handy Place for Women 5th site
2020: Expanded to Diane's House, Capitol Vista, Moving On (scattered site Rapid Rehousing) and Adam's Place

Leadership, Staff and Volunteers
 30-member Board of Directors
 12-member Honorary Board
 51-member Ambassadors Council
 100 full & part-time staff
 300 individual volunteers per year

In FY21 (July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021), N Street Village achieved the following:
• Served 185,326 meals, including breakfast, lunch and dinner.
• Provide over 842 women and 51 families with safe shelter or housing. Provided an additional 884 women experiencing homelessness supportive (non-residential) services.
• 94% of residents with a recovery goal maintained their sobriety and 99% of residents maintained mental health stability.
• 96% of all permanent supportive housing residents maintained housing or had positive exits

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?

    The organization serves homeless and formerly homeless women and trans-women. Half of women have no income when they come to N Street Village and over half have experienced domestic or partner violence. Eighty-three percent identify as African American and 5% identify as multi-racial. Fifty-three percent are 51 years old or older. Nearly half of participants identify living with a mental illness, addiction or both. Seven-percent are living with HIV/AIDS.

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

    Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person),

  • 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,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders,

  • 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,

  • 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 2020 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 1.56 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2020 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 7.2 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2020 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 17% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

Source: IRS Form 990 info

N Street Village, Inc.

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

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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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

This snapshot of N Street Village, 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 -$1,764,969 $3,877,967 $4,690,767 $1,727,136 $1,937,073
As % of expenses -30.1% 52.4% 56.9% 20.3% 21.4%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation -$2,338,391 $3,578,566 $4,321,932 $1,122,052 $1,326,910
As % of expenses -36.3% 46.5% 50.2% 12.3% 13.8%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $5,467,058 $10,897,272 $8,511,151 $8,856,653 $10,773,442
Total revenue, % change over prior year -22.4% 99.3% -21.9% 4.1% 21.6%
Program services revenue 29.0% 8.3% 13.0% 16.0% 7.5%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 1.7% 2.8% 4.8% 3.1% 2.7%
Government grants 36.6% 33.2% 41.8% 37.3% 36.4%
All other grants and contributions 91.3% 55.0% 39.3% 42.6% 52.8%
Other revenue -58.7% 0.8% 1.1% 1.0% 0.6%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $5,870,901 $7,394,263 $8,247,801 $8,509,604 $9,032,507
Total expenses, % change over prior year 25.5% 25.9% 11.5% 3.2% 6.1%
Personnel 58.5% 74.5% 75.4% 75.5% 73.4%
Professional fees 11.1% 6.3% 4.9% 5.0% 6.4%
Occupancy 24.7% 16.3% 15.0% 16.1% 13.9%
Interest 0.7% 0.4% 0.9% 0.5% 0.5%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 5.1% 2.4% 3.8% 2.9% 5.8%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Total expenses (after depreciation) $6,444,323 $7,693,664 $8,616,636 $9,114,688 $9,642,670
One month of savings $489,242 $616,189 $687,317 $709,134 $752,709
Debt principal payment $782,682 $0 $349,263 $360,119 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $1,356,346 $4,238,712 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $7,716,247 $9,666,199 $13,891,928 $10,183,941 $10,395,379

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Months of cash 10.6 13.9 7.5 6.4 8.6
Months of cash and investments 14.0 18.2 11.7 10.8 13.0
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 18.2 20.3 18.3 19.2 21.1
Balance sheet composition info 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Cash $5,162,518 $8,558,929 $5,129,736 $4,566,506 $6,506,067
Investments $1,702,626 $2,671,029 $2,935,249 $3,075,528 $3,263,423
Receivables $7,919,366 $9,064,787 $7,766,014 $6,848,457 $7,246,365
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $10,005,387 $11,361,539 $15,600,251 $15,930,406 $15,946,399
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 28.9% 28.1% 22.8% 26.1% 29.9%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 15.5% 20.4% 18.5% 14.8% 15.4%
Unrestricted net assets $12,927,514 $16,506,080 $20,828,012 $21,950,064 $23,276,974
Temporarily restricted net assets $6,966,860 $6,861,238 $2,569,356 $1,325,584 N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 $0 $0 $0 N/A
Total restricted net assets $6,966,860 $6,861,238 $2,569,356 $1,325,584 $1,220,755
Total net assets $19,894,374 $23,367,318 $23,397,368 $23,275,648 $24,497,729

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.

Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Chief Executive Officer

Ms. Kenyatta Brunson

Ms. Kenyatta T Brunson is a dedicated nonprofit professional with over 20 years of experience in direct care and managerial positions. She has worked with individuals who tend to be the most vulnerable populations in society’ at risk youth, those with substance abuse disorders, mental health issues, and chronically homeless women. Prior, to coming to N Street Village she spent many years managing year-round single adult women shelters, family transitional programs, and hypothermia shelters in the District of Columbia. Ms. Brunson’s other passion is investing in staff development and believes in coaching and providing opportunities for professional growth. Kenyatta has a Master of Science in Administration (MSA) from Trinity University where her concentration was Nonprofit Management.

Number of employees

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Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

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Highest paid employees

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Board of directors
as of 11/18/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board chair

Peter Shields

Karen Brau


Jane Fishkin

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Ruth Sorenson

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Gary Maring


Carolyn Arpin

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Cindy Aron

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Christine Kaufman

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Andrea Ponsor

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Portia Robertson-Migas

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Thomas Dawson

No Affilliation

Hillary Baltimore

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Stacie Banks

Jeanne Bierkan

Maria Casarella

Sara Conrad

Michael Freedman

Nancy Hartsock

Diara Holmes

Erika Martin Bolden

Jacqueline Michel

Julian Patterson

Peggy Sparks

Sid Stolz

Alexa Verveer

Patrice Wiloughy

Sharon Gund

Jeanne Specchio

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 11/18/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.


The organization's leader identifies as:

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

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity


Sexual orientation

No data


Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/05/2021

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

  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
Policies and processes
  • 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.


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