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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 equitable, dignified housing, a strategic network of good neighbors and the redemptive development of real estate.

Mission Statement
Review Completed: 5/23/2014
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,
General Information
Board Chair
Number of Board Members 10
Board meetings with quorum 4
Average Member Attendance at Board Meetings 7.5
Publicly Available Documents Most Recent 990
Most Recent Audit
2013 Program Outcomes: Total Rental Households: 104 (355 total) Total Single Family Home Buyers (families): 22 Single Family Home Buyers Credit Enhancement Plan 22 households participating in the credit enhancement plan 82% of families increased their credit score 3 households have enhanced their credit to permanently 100% of families attended one-on-one financial counseling 100% of families attended quarterly finance check-in meetings 77% of families were current on their monthly housing payment 10 households approved/waiting for projects to become available 15 (average) application requests per month Properties Reclaimed 44 Rental Units 11 Single Family Units 1 Commercial Storefront Construction Skills Training Continuum 120 (unduplicated) at-risk youth and unemployed/underemployed adults participated in on-site job training through partnerships with Tree Trust YouthBuild, EMERGE and Goodwill Easter Seals. Capital Investment in Minneapolis’ Northside Neighborhoods Total investment in Minneapolis and Saint Paul: $8,116,325 Launch of Social Venture Construction Company 1st cohort hired (full-time with benefits) 4 participants in the first cohort (hired from Tree 12 Urban Homeworks’ job sites (multiple work scopes) 5 independent job sites (multiple work scopes) Community Engagement 15 identified and engaged People Oriented Development (POD) sites 27 families engaged in The Northside Achievement Zone (NAZ) 11 Community Events facilitated by Urban Homeworks 4,700 volunteer hours completed by Urban Neighbors Over 1,000 volunteers donated 3,331 volunteer days on Urban Homeworks job sites and programming
Current Goals
In addition to maintaining our existing rental and housing units and growing our community engagement efforts, we plan to grow our production and training partnership opportunities in 2014 through the following: • Up to 34 single family homes reclaimed from foreclosure and renovated into home ownership; • 17 units in 5 buildings renovated for dignified, affordable rental; • 2 new construction homes in North Minneapolis in partnership with Green Homes North and YouthBuild; and; • 4 new construction homes in Frogtown in partnership with the City of Saint Paul and Goodwill Easter Seals.
Community or Constituency Served
Individuals in need of low or moderate income housing.
Geographic Area Served
10 County Metro Area
Impact and Programs

3 Year Average Expenses

Program Services: $2,017,863 75.8%
Management: $365,172 13.7%
Fundraising: $278,850 10.5%

Unrestricted Net Assets

2012 2011 2010
End of Year: $1,920,405 $1,785,697 $853,096
Beginning of Year $1,785,697 $853,096 $679,448
Difference $134,708 $932,601 $173,648
Unrestricted Net Assets (End of Year), Current 990 $1,920,405
Based on information provided on 2010 to 2012
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