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A while ago, we uploaded our 2018-19 Annual Report. This document (https://bit.ly/2VccCXv) is kind of like our report card. We show all of our supporters what we did and how well we did it. We are extremely proud of what we’ve done, and are excited to keep going.
This report is full of data. There are a lot of big numbers and percentages that seem pretty great. The work behind the numbers is even more impressive. Our staff comes to work every day with motivation and dedication to help their clients, they make us look good and we are so grateful for them.
Because there are so many numbers found on our annual report, we wanted to do a ~simple~ data analysis (mainly because none of us are data analysts). Below are some stats from this year’s data to our 2017-19 data and some national data.
- There is a shortage of 11,848 affordable homes in Des Moines
- In the United States, only 36 affordable and available rental homes exist for every 100 extremely low-income renter households.
- 599 people received homebuyer education
- In 2017-18, 315 people received homebuyer education
- 3134 calls made to HOME, Inc. rental housing counselors
- In 2017-18 2375 calls were made.
- 50% of case management clients are minorities
- 2017-18: 76% of clients are minorities
- 1599 new clients received rental housing counseling
- 2017-18: 2375 received rental housing counseling
- The client breakdown of rental housing counseling is 85% tenants, 11% landlords, and 4% service providers
- 2017-18: The breakdown is 91% tenants, 1% Landlords, and .5% service providers
- This year, more than 50% of housing counseling clients spend more than 50% of their income on housing
- 2017-18: 40% of clients spend more than 50% of their income
- Nationally, Seventy-one percent (7.7 million) of the nation’s 10.9 million extremely low-income renter households are severely housing cost-burdened, spending more than half of their incomes on rent and utilities. They account for almost 72% of all severely cost-burdened renters in the U.S.
- 80% of homeownership readiness counseling clients are minorities
- 2017-18: 76% of homeownership readiness clients are minorities
- Homeownership readiness counseling 88% include families with children
- 2017-18: 80% of clients were families with children
- Hope for stable families 44 families able to retain housing
- 2017-18: 36 families served
- The Hope for stable families programs were able to have 100% of kids able to stay in their own school
- 2017-18: 34/36 families were able to stay in their own school, other moves were supported and healthy.
- $1 million+ investment in housing in low-income neighborhoods
- 2017-18: $1.2 million in property and neighborhood investment
- $200,000 in repairs to existing homes
- 2017-18: $167,000 in repairs
- We own and maintain 12 rental units
- 2017-18: 11 units owned and maintained
No updates at this time. Please stay tuned for future releases.
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