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Urban Homeworks, Inc.

The mission of Urban Homeworks is to perpetuate the hope of Jesus Christ through innovative community development that produces dignified housing for low-income families, a strategic network of good neighbors and the redemptive development of real estate. Urban Homeworks is a community development organization working in disadvantaged neighborhoods of Minneapolis and St. Paul. We begin by restoring distressed properties while working to connect neighbor to neighbor to create a livable, robust community where a sense of home is felt.

Mission Statement
Review Completed: 7/29/2011
2015 Emerson Ave N
Minneapolis, MN 55411
Phone: 612-724-9002
Fax: 612-722-2214
Other Names Used Urban Homeworks
EIN 41-1821520
Principal Staff Chad Schwitters, Executive Director
Number of Volunteers 4,368
Number of Clients Served 198+
Affiliations Minnesota Council of Nonprofits Minnesota Consortium of Community Developers Northside Achievement Zone Northside Community Response Team Christian Community Development Association
Donated Goods Accepts donated goods
General Information
Board Chair Terry Becker
Number of Board Members 10
Board meetings with quorum 7
Average Member Attendance at Board Meetings 7.38
Publicly Available Documents Most Recent 990
Most Recent Audit
Serving the community in 2011: • 56 Units housed: -150 Family members. -48 Urban Neighbors, who engaged in a program that challenges presumptions of poverty and the city. They volunteered at 20+ different local community organizations. 49% of Urban Neighbor alumni chose to continue living in the neighborhood. • 107 Community members received training that will change the legacy of their family. • 4,368 Volunteers contributed to the restoration of homes in the areas hardest hit by foreclosure. They also learned about issues that our lowest-income neighbors are facing and perceptions of what “the city” is all about were challenged. • 7 Single family homes were completed to provide sustainable home ownership within our focused areas. • 16 quality, dignified rental homes were added to provide stable, consistent housing.
Current Goals
1. Internal Relationships: Enhance internal relationships through trust, respect, communication and living out our commitments to specific Rules of Engagement toward our coworkers and team members. 2. External Relationships: Enhance external relationships through trust, respect, communication and living out our commitments to specific Rules of Engagement toward others outside of Urban Homeworks. 3. Financial Bottom Line: Be good stewards of the resources entrusted to us. Achieve our financial bottom line objectives in all departments. 4. Infrastructure: Systems are developed to achieve consistency and excellence. Growth and capacity challenges require us to take a systematic approach in all areas of UHW. 5. Resources: Adequate resources are secured to meet our annual objectives. Abundant resources are secured to achieve our aspirations.
Community or Constituency Served
People who work and/or live in disadvantaged neighborhoods of Minneapolis and St. Paul.
Geographic Area Served
Disadvantaged neighborhoods of Minneapolis and St. Paul.
Impact and Programs

3 Year Average Expenses

Program Services: $1,334,733 79.7%
Management: $196,807 11.7%
Fundraising: $143,480 8.6%

Unrestricted Net Assets

2011 2010 2009
End of Year: $1,301,079 $853,096 $814,285
Beginning of Year $853,096 $679,448 $791,169
Difference $447,983 $173,648 $23,116
Unrestricted Net Assets (End of Year), Current 990 $1,301,079
Based on information provided on 2009 to 2011
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