Westside Housing Organization, Inc.
919 W. 24th Street
Kansas City MO 64108
Web and Phone Contact
Telephone (816) 421-8048
Mission Statement
Westside Housing’s mission is to build robust sustainable communities. We work with residents, local businesses, and key stakeholders to build sustainable communities that are safe, affordable, and healthy places where diverse people want to live, work, and play. Westside Housing Organization demonstrates the principles of sustainability in all lines of business and within the communities we serve.
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Gloria Ortiz-Fisher
Board Chair Mr. Dana Gibson
Board Chair Company Affiliation Malin/Gibson Real Estate
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1973
Financial Summary
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Statements
Mission Statement
Westside Housing’s mission is to build robust sustainable communities. We work with residents, local businesses, and key stakeholders to build sustainable communities that are safe, affordable, and healthy places where diverse people want to live, work, and play. Westside Housing Organization demonstrates the principles of sustainability in all lines of business and within the communities we serve.
Background Statement

Overview, History and Impact

Westside Housing Organization, Inc. (WHO) is a private not-for-profit corporation founded in 1973. The corporation was established by Westside residents who watched their neighborhood get decimated by unscrupulous landlords, decaying infrastructure and highway construction. They realized they had to take the initiative to save and revitalize their community. Although physically deteriorated, the Westside retained a uniquely strong and vibrant social fabric. Latino, White, and African American families partnered with Westside Housing to achieve their community's goals. Preserving the social and physical fabric of the Westside meant preserving the core of the City's Latino legacy and the historically significant Westside community. Westside Housing is uniquely located next to Kansas City's vibrant Crossroads and Downtown areas. Thousands of local residents and out of town visitors often find themselves in the boundaries of Westside Housing's service areas.

Since 1973, Westside has worked with residents, local businesses, and key stakeholders to build sustainable communities that are safe, affordable, and healthy places where diverse people want to live, work, and play. With a mission to build robust sustainable communities, Westside has created sustainable change in its targeted service areas through the investment of more than $42.1 million in the communities served in its four-decade history. One of the oldest and most respected Community Development Corporations in Kansas City, MO, Westside was one of the first organizations to receive a Green Designation from NeighborWorks® America (NWA). A nationwide network, each NWA affiliate undergoes a rigorous review process every three years; Westside is continually cited for its commitment to sustainable housing. More than 300 affordable housing units have been made available to low income families, and 124 for-sale homes have been constructed and sold for an investment of more than $12 million.

Originally rooted on the Westside, WHO has grown to serve many additional neighborhoods over the years, never straying from its focus on the residents and the diversity of each community it serves. With strong partnerships, a cadre of resources, and strong leadership at the forefront, WHO has created an organization focused on results.

Impact Statement
Major Accomplishments for 2016:
  • Widely recognized for the top-to-bottom renovation of three affordable homes in the historic Manheim Park neighborhood, maintaining the traditional style of the neighborhood and employing energy-efficient and healthy home features. In 2017, the homes were recognized with an award by Historic KC in their Sustainability & Preservation category.
  • Raised the funding necessary to complete 100 home repair projects in the coming year, significantly increasing the number of low-income Kansas City families that benefit from the program.
  • Maintained a resident service program throughout 2016 aimed at combating isolation and enriching lives for seniors residing at the Posada Del Sol senior community.
  • Employed 270 volunteers in more than 2000 hours of volunteer services to the community.
  • Maintained a 98% occupancy rate at Westside Housing's affordable multi-family rental communities.
  • Sent Westside residents to leadership training with UMKC's Center for Neighborhoods.
Major Goals for 2017:
  • Further increase the number of homes serviced by Westside Housing's minor home repair program.
  • Increase the number of affordable, multi-family rental units in the Westside.
  • Complete renovations of additional single-family homes in the historic Manheim Park neighborhood.
  • Identify funding for the transformation of an overgrown parcel in the Westside into a community garden with features that attract migrating monarch butterflies and that provides an aesthetically pleasing place for walking or relaxing.
Needs Statement
  • Westside Housing is in need of increasing its staff to meet the needs of a growing home repair program whose funding doubled for 2017. Operational funds are needed to hire and train staff though after one to two years, the program will be self-sustaining.
  • Volunteers are needed to provide resident services such as teaching gentle yoga, digital literacy, or group gardening projects or art.
  • Funding for home repairs for low-income families and seniors is always in need. Gifts of $1,000-$10,000 ensure people benefit from safe, quality housing.
  • Gifts of $1,500-$3,000 enable Westside Housing staff to add a healthy home assessment and repair (materials and labor) to its work. Healthy home assessments identify exposures to household hazards and remove issues that may trigger illness or injury, particularly in children and seniors.
  • Westside Housing has a resident services program at some of its affordable, multi-family rental communities in the Westside. The program would benefit from gifts of $25-$500 for supplies that supplement its volunteer program.
  • Westside Housing's annual fundraising event raises money to support the organization's operational needs as well as direct program expense. Event sponsorship, from $1,000-$25,000, are requested each year.
Service Categories
Low-Income & Subsidized Rental Housing
Housing Rehabilitation
Community & Neighbourhood Development
Areas of Service
MO - Jackson County Urban Core
Westside Housing is currently providing affordable housing multi-family rental communities in the Westside neighborhood of Kansas City. That neighborhood is also where the majority of its community building and engagement initiatives are centered, though it also prioritizes Kansas City's Northeast as an area of focus. Home repair services are occurring throughout Kansas City with some density in the Westside, Midtown, Beacon Hill, Longfellow, Hyde Park, Squire Park and Northeast neighborhoods.
CEO/Executive Director/Board Chair Statement
As a former Board member and now Executive Director at Westside Housing, I am engaged in many community development initiatives across Kansas City that are bringing revitalization to parts of urban core. And yet, it's evident that not all of our neighborhoods are benefiting from increased investment. Funding for affordable housing continues to lag behind the need, and low- and fixed-income homeowners struggle to maintain their homes as healthy and safe sanctuaries for their families.
 
I am proud of the work Westside Housing is doing in low-income neighborhoods across Kansas City to address housing affordability and to ensure that revitalization comes with equity. Though we started in the Westside neighborhood, where our roots and heart are today, we are growing each year to serve communities where the needs match our capacity and experience.
 
This growth has validated our core programming which won't change in any significant way in the coming year. We continue to having waiting lists for our affordable, multi-family rental communities which operated at 98% occupancy in 2016, and are committed to the long-term maintenance of quality affordable rental housing. Kansas City has an aging housing stock as well as a crisis of vacant lots. Even though we are doubling our home repair grants program in 2017, we couldn't possibly address all the need for this work. This program will have to grow each year to meet the need and Westside Housing's capacity will have to grow each year to meet the challenge.
 
While our programming may not change, it is adapting to new conditions and new information. The essential connection between health and housing will see our home repair program adapt in ways that fix not just broken homes, but that pursue healthy environments leading to healthy communities. 
 
In the face of so much need, our greatest challenge will be the ability take our work to scale and create the capacity and resources necessary for growth. We will have to manage growth strategically so that we maintain the level of quality work that has enabled our successes.
 
The organization's Board of Directors is strong and up to the challenge with a depth of experience in finance, real estate development, construction, architecture, healthcare, banking and more. Westside Housing will have to leverage their strengths and network of relationships to guide the organization's strategy in the coming years.
Programs
Description

Grow, develop, and preserve quality, affordable rental properties through new construction or acquisition and rehabilitation. Professional asset and property management services are provided so that the developments remain viable community assets, and demonstrate what affordable housing should strive to look like in the diverse, urban core neighborhoods were they are located. 

Program Budget $357,800.00
Category Housing, General/Other Housing Development, Construction & Management
Population Served At-Risk Populations, Immigrant, Newcomers, Refugees, Hispanic, Latino Heritage
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Program Frequently Assessed Yes
Short-Term Success Westside Housing increases its portfolio of affordable housing units by approximately 150 homes by year-end 2018. Westside Housing increases its operational reserves at properties in need of maintenance. An enhanced asset management plan is developed and approved by the Board.
Long-Term Success
The Westside neighborhood will have enough affordable housing to meet the need and no resident of the neighborhood is displaced for lack of affordable housing. Westside Housing consistently achieves its historical 98% occupancy rate average and maintains enough operational reserve to maintain all of its properties at a strong level of quality. Investment into the improvement of properties is continuing over time including further healthy and energy-efficient upgrades.
Program Success Monitored By
Indicators of Success for the Asset and Property Management Line of Business include:
  • Board and Committee members have a full understanding of the financial and asset disposition of the multifamily portfolio.
  • Service Enriched Housing is provided.
  • Portfolio maintains positive liquidity
  • Positive net revenue is generated for the organization through a robust property management pipeline. 
  • Portfolio management adheres to principles of sustainability (i.e., good for people, planet, and prosperity).  
  • An enhanced asset management plan is completed and presented to the Board for approval.
Examples of Program Success
WHO's occupancy rate is consistently high implying both quality property management and maintenance, as well as ongoing need for more affordable housing in the Westside neighborhood.Some properties operate with cash flow enabling ongoing maintenance enhancements and upgrades.
 
Over $1,000,000 in energy efficient upgrades have been invested in the portfolio over the course of the last 24 months. While still have a number of units to go, residents are already taking notice. We have received a number of letters and notes from our residents. They have seen a remarkable reduction in their utility bills. One resident wrote us to say that because of the improvements we made to her apartment, she can now fully afford rent and utilities on her own. Several other residents have written to say that the renovations and professional level of attention each unit received let them know that Westside Housing truly cares about the well-being of our residents. 
Description

Facilitate home improvements and help owners address codes issues, creating a better quality of life for everyone on the block. This includes homeowner education and individualized oversight of home improvement projects, as well as a variety of home improvement grants.  

Program Budget $1,000,000.00
Category Community Development, General/Other Neighborhood Revitalization
Population Served Families, ,
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Program Frequently Assessed Yes
Short-Term Success
  • Minor Home Repair (MHR) for the city of Kansas City, Missouri, will maintain a minimum of 40 units repaired annually.
  • Rehabilitation of Area Midtown Properties (RAMP) for the Economic Development Corporation of Kansas City, Missouri, will maintain a minimum of 24 units repaired.  
  • Public and private grants, contributions, and collaborative partnerships are sought to increase NeighborWorks America home-ownership preservation production points from 55 to 65 units annually.
  • Increase in funding for home repair services to $1.5 million annually by year-end 2018.
Long-Term Success
Westside Housing Organization has the capacity and financial resources to meet the need for home repairs for low-income families and seniors in Kansas City. With an aging housing stock and concentration of low-income people living near the inner-city, the need for free home repair services is great and growing.
Program Success Monitored By
Indicators for Success for the Real Estate Development Line of Business include:
  • The number of homes Westside Housing completes through a variety of public and private partnerships; home repair funds and families impacted increases annually.
  • Westside Housing is a sought after collaborator, known for providing quality and efficient home repair.
  • Community resident have the option to rent or purchase environmentally sustainable housing created in part by Westside Housing Organization.
  • Westside Housing is considered a leader in the implementation of affordable, sustainable design. 
Examples of Program Success
As mentioned above, Westside Housing works to administer home repair grants for the City of Kansas City, MO, and the Economic Development Corporation of Kansas City, Mo.
 
Specifically we administer the Rehabilitation of the Area Midtown Properties Program, offered through the EDC. The program focuses on correcting exterior code violations and deferred maintenance. We focused on the Squire Park neighborhood, where word of mouth about the success of the program was causing it to take off. We oversaw 12 exterior renovations between the 3600 and 3900 blocks of Tracy alone with another 13 renovations scattered through out the neighborhood. Another 7 houses were inspired to make repairs without  our organization's assistance. This transformational impact helped catalyze a partnership with the Manheim Park neighborhood, located directly to the south, and The Make It Right Foundation.
Description Using the green principles of sustainability, maintaining a focus on block level goal setting and leadership development, where residents are empowered to take charge and create sustainable positive change on their own street.
Program Budget $41,950.00
Category Community Development, General/Other Neighborhood Revitalization
Population Served Families, ,
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Program Frequently Assessed Yes
Short-Term Success
  • Volunteer hours by engaged residents will increase by 2% annually.
  • Minimum of 2 residents receive Westside Housing supported leadership training.
  • Washington Street block group is formed 
  • NeighborWorks Week Activities, focused on the South End of the Westside, are planned and implemented with resident input.
  • Westside Housing continues to provide staff and resources to 4 Community Building and Engagement Initiatives (Gardens, Orchard, South End, Posada del Sol) 
  • Westside Housing adds service-enriched housing at one other affordable housing property by year-end 2018.
Long-Term Success Westside Housing  Organization is the impetus for collaborative, comprehensive, and sustainable community development that empowers residents to advocate on behalf of their community's interests.
Program Success Monitored By
Indicators of Success for Community Building and Engagement include: 
  • Westside Housing's initiatives in focus neighborhoods foster environmentally sustainable actions that reduce costs to residents, increase health of residents, and reduce carbon footprint.
  • Residents in Westside Housing's focus neighborhoods are empowered to realize the change they want to see.
  • Westside Housing works with partners regarding opportunities to address Community Building & Engagement gaps and needs not currently being addressed. 
  • Amount and relevance of service-enriched housing programs offered.
  • Achievement of goals by facilitated resident groups.
Examples of Program Success In 2016, a regularly-scheduled program of social programming was begun at the Posada Del Sol senior affordable housing community. The program included opportunity for joint celebration of birthdays and holidays as well as entertainment and and sharing food together. The success of the program, inspired Westside Housing to grow and enhance its program offering to resident seniors. They now have language classes including Spanish and English immersion to encourage enhanced communication among the residents of the community. They also have access to a yoga program tailored to their needs and abilities. Residents at Posada Del Sol have been inspired to start their own community leadership team to advocate for their interests and address issues. Residents regularly attend Board meetings and speak on behalf of their needs.
Description

Building or rehabilitating homes so that innovative, affordable, and sustainable housing opportunities are created across a diverse spectrum of neighborhoods. Home ownership counseling is provided to ensure financial viability and sustainability.

Program Budget $500,000.00
Category Housing, General/Other Affordable Housing
Population Served Other Economic Level, ,
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Program Frequently Assessed Yes
Short-Term Success Westside Housing completed three infill homes in the Manheim Park Neighborhood in 2016 that are being sold as affordable with income restrictions. The homes are aesthetically pleasing and energy-efficient. In 2017, the homes were recognized by Historic KC's Preservation & Sustainability award.
Long-Term Success Westside housing continues to create sustainable affordable housing in Kansas City's original neighborhoods, including the Westside, Midtown, and Northeast.
Program Success Monitored By
Indicators of Success for Creating Home Ownership Opportunities include: 
  • Further neighborhood investment is catalyzed by the existing Manheim Park homes.
  • HOME funding continues to be available for further development. 
Examples of Program Success The three infill Manheim homes have been recognized by Historic KC with their Preservation & Sustainability award because of the investment in energy-efficient features and materials. Because the homes are also beautiful, they provide a new way of looking at the potential of affordable housing for low-income people in Kansas City.
CEO Comments
WHO has traditionally benefited from public funding associated with the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME programs administered by the City of Kansas City. Because of its strong stewardship of these funds and strong track record of completing community service projects on time and within budget, the portion of funding allocated to WHO has grown. These funds are essential to a strong home repair program for low-income people in Kansas City.
 
In 2017, the administration's proposed "skinny budget" eliminates funding to the CDBG and HOME programs. Although it is unlikely that final version of the budget will actually eliminate these programs, it is likely that funding will be reduced, maybe dramatically so. In that case, WHO will have to find alternative sources of funding to continue these programs in ways that continue to enhance quality of life for all of Kansas City's residents.
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Ms. Gloria Ortiz-Fisher
Term Start Sept 2011
Compensation $50,001 - $75,000
Experience

Gloria Ortiz-Fisher brings with her over 30 years of business and financial management experience. She has a BS in Accounting from Park College, a MBA from Keller Graduate School and served as Director of Finance and Purchasing for Jackson County, Missouri from 2003-2007. At Jackson County she served on the environmental task force.  Her expertise in finance and passion for environmental excellence aided Jackson County, MO in receiving 23 environmental awards and helped to catalyze the construction of the first LEED certified building for the county of Jackson County, MO.  Ms. Ortiz-Fisher held a real estate license for Missouri and Kansas when she was employed with Sprint in Real Estate Finance for the headquarter campus build-out. Ms. Ortiz-Fisher serves on the Mayor’s Latino Advisory Committee. Ms. Ortiz-Fisher has received training in environmental awareness from Bridging the Gap and Shadow Cliff. She is a champion of moving Westside Housing forward toward goals of energy efficiency and sustainable practices.

Co-CEO/Executive Director
Term Start 0
Compensation Last Year
Former CEOs
NameTerm
Katheryn Shields Aug 2009 - May 2011
Kathryn M. Walker Sept 2005 - Nov 2009
Senior Staff
Title Real Estate/Construction Project Manager
Experience/Biography

Ms. Dade has over 32 years of experience in construction, having operated her own construction company (Dade Remodeling) since 1979. Dade Remodeling has been recognized for their outstanding work in the area of minor and major home repairs by Neighborhood Housing Services (NHS). Mrs. Dade is also recognized in Who’s Who as an executive and professional in construction. One of her most recent construction project was the $200,000 rehabilitation project for the 1657 Jefferson Place Apartments. The project was finished in September 2011 and was nominated for the 2012 EDC Cornerstone Nominations.

Title Property Manager
Experience/Biography

 Rae Lindsey is Westside Housing Organization’s Property Manager. She has worked in the department for 3 years. Rae successfully acquired the training necessary to manage our rental properties, which include a mix of LIHTC, HUD 202, and market rate properties. She has helped to implement energy efficiency upgrades across the portfolio, all while keeping occupancy and collection rates at 98%. Ms. Lindsey is highly proficient in Spanish and English. This allows her to meet customer needs with speed and accuracy, and make them feel comfortable when using their first language. Ms. Lindsey was awarded “Manager of the Year” in April 2012 by Heartland Affordable Housing Management Association.   

Title Accounting Manager
Title Community Arts & Outreach Manager
Staff
Paid Full-Time Staff 9
Paid Part-Time Staff 2
Volunteers 270
Paid Contractors 1
Retention Rate 85%
Staff Diversity (Ethnicity)
Caucasian 5
Hispanic/Latino 6
Other 1
Other (Please Specify) Indian
Staff Diversity (Gender)
Female 11
Male 1
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Plans & Policies
Organization Has a Fundraising Plan Yes
Organization Has a Strategic Plan Yes
Management Succession Plan Yes
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Collaborations

Westside Housing is honored to be a member of the following collaborations:

  • BNIM Architects -Reconnect Westside Plan 
  • Bike Walk KC - Strategy to bring bike sharing to the Westside
  • Children's Mercy Hospital -Healthy Homes Asthma Prevention
  • City of Kansas City, MO -Implementation of revitalization strategies 
  • Connecting for Good -Affordable Wireless Internet
  • Dalmark Development Group - Manheim Park and Villa del Sol
  • Economic Development Corporation- Administration of Rehabilitation of Area Midtown Properties (RAMP) 
  • Hispanic Economic Development Corporation (HEDC) - Digital Literacy and Economic Development
  • Kansas City Community Gardens -Nottingham and Jefferson Place Gardens
  • Kansas City Police Department -Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED) 
  • Latino Civic Engagement Collaborative -The Hispanic Needs Assessment
  • Legal Aid of Western Missouri -Home ownership preservation
  • Make It Right -Infill housing in Manheim Park
  • Mattie Rhodes Centers -CPTED 
  • Northeast Alliance Together (NEAT) -Revitalization of Northeast Kansas City
  • University of Missouri, Kansas City (UMKC) - Interns with emphasis on urban planning and sociology
  • William Jewell College -Interns with emphasis on non-profit management and community development
  • Urban Neighborhood Initiative
  • Equity Network
Affiliations
AffiliationYear
NeighborWorks Organization Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation - Member1997
NeighborWorks America - Member1997
External Assessment and Accreditations
Assessment/AccreditationYear
NeighborWorks America2008
NeighborWorks America2011
NeighborWorks America2014
Awards
Award/RecognitionOrganizationYear
Cornerstone AwardEconomic Development Corp.2007
Cornerstone AwardEconomic Development Corporation2008
2010 Sustainable Success Story HonoreeMARC2010
Cornerstone Award FinalistEconomic Development Corporation2012
Property Manager of the YearHeartland Affordable Housing Management2012
Green Designated OrganizationNeighborWorks America2012
Green Designated OrganizationNeighborWorks America2017
Preservation & SustainabilityHistoric KC2017
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government? Yes
CEO Comments


Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. Dana Gibson
Company Affiliation Malin/Gibson Real Estate
Term Sept 2012 to Sept 2017
Email gib@kcloft.com
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Mr. Jack Balestierie Retired
Mr. Dana Gibson Community Volunteer
Mrs Joelsette Hernandez-Jones community Volunteer
Jamie Jeffries Community Volunteer and resident
Mr. Adam Jones Neighborhood Resident
Ms. Laura Lesniewski BNIM Architecture
Ms. Carmen Lopez-Palacio Hispanic Economic Development Corporation
Mr. John McDonald Boulevard Brewery
Mr. Miguel Meneses Truman Medical Centers
Ms. Lori Wetmore Community Volunteer
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 7
Hispanic/Latino 3
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 6
Female 4
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 62%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 6
Standing Committees
Executive
Finance
Housing and Community Development
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Management
Community Outreach / Community Relations
Advisory Board Members
NameAffiliation
Mr. Michael Duffy
Robert Hernandez retired
Mr. Jim White
CEO Comments

More than half of the organization’s board members live in the neighborhood. Three board members own various residential or commercial buildings and run their own businesses. The depth of knowledge in commercial finance, development, and property and asset management is a tremendous resource for Westside Housing’s staff. Staff regularly communicates with board members to explore ideas or thoughts on projects, and both experience greater results in having shared ideas. 

The board is committed to sustainable practices. One board member is the founder and president of a highly successful brewery located in the neighborhood. He and the brewery have been recognized multiple times for demonstrating a strong commitment to sustainable practices. Additionally, the board works well as an entity, and is open and willing to discuss dilemmas and opportunities as they present themselves. Board members respect each other and respect the knowledge of the staff.  Communication is open and honest. The board consists of established, well connected leaders in the Kansas City community. They are able to catalyze meetings with councilmen, the Mayor, and various local, state, and national elected leaders. They have access to the funders needed for the development of Westside’s projects. The board and the staff are aligned around our mission to build robust sustainable communities. This mission aligns with the Greater Downtown Area Plan (GDAP). It also aligns with MARC’s Creating Sustainable Places plan where sustainable places are enduring, resilient and adaptable. These are places that stand the test of time, providing every resident with a high quality of life today without harming our ability to do the same for future generations.

The board is currently looking to bring on the next generation of leadership. Younger candidates would be ideal. The board lacks members with expertise in community development, marketing, and resource development.
Financials
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01, 2017
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2017
Projected Revenue $1,876,370
Projected Expenses $1,823,070
Spending Policy Income Only
Form 990s
2016 WHO 990
2015 WHO 990
2014 WHO 990
2013 WHO 990
2012 WHO 990
2011 WHO 990
2010 WHO 990
2009 WHO 990
2008 WHO 990
Audit Documents
IRS Letter of Exemption
Foundation Comments
  • FYE 5/31/2015, 2014: Financial data reported using the IRS Form 990.
  • FYE 5/31/2013: Financial data reported using the organization's audited financial statements. 
  • Foundation/corporate revenue line item includes contributions from individuals. 
Detailed Financials
 
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201520142013
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$34,180$0$435,259
Government Contributions$491,927$563,996$0
Federal----$0
State----$0
Local----$0
Unspecified$491,927$563,996$0
Individual Contributions----$0
$0$0$0
$484,740$554,367$625,993
Investment Income, Net of Losses$2,111$4,126$4,307
Membership Dues$0$0$0
Special Events$14,830$0$0
Revenue In-Kind$0$0$0
Other$0$0$464,880
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$817,631$819,376$1,470,886
Administration Expense$100,679$176,255$192,170
Fundraising Expense$68,989$66,063$30,749
Payments to Affiliates----$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.041.060.90
Program Expense/Total Expenses83%77%87%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue13%12%7%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$2,810,793$2,557,436$6,824,790
Current Assets$1,760,125$1,731,973$600,154
Long-Term Liabilities$452,149$289,650$2,845,396
Current Liabilities$113,926$63,557$601,700
Total Net Assets$2,244,718$2,204,229$3,377,694
Short-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities15.4527.251.00
Long-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets16%11%42%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201520142013
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountNWA $105,000 --Economic Development Corporation Rehabilitation of Area Midtown Properties Program $400,000
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountMulkey Square $20,000 --City of Kansas City, Missouri Minor Home Repair Program $250,000
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountCommunity Capital Fund $18,000 --NeighborWorks America $93,600
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? Yes
Campaign Purpose Increase the amount of Minor Home Repair funds for the urban core of KC, MO
Goal $1,500,000.00
Dates Jan 2016 to Dec 2017
Amount Raised to Date $1,250,000.00 as of Mar 2017
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years Yes
Organization Comments

The Westside Housing Organization, as a not-for-profit organization, fully understands its fiduciary responsibilities regarding the use of the funding provided. Maintaining a reputation of good stewardship is of the utmost importance. To that end, the organization has strong board oversight through the Finance Committee. The Finance Committee is composed of 3 board members and 2 staff members with solid backgrounds in financial management and not-for-profit operations. This committee meets for a review of the financial reports and cash flow projections and works with staff members on the preparation of the annual operating budget.

Organization Name Westside Housing Organization, Inc.
Address 919 W. 24th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108
Primary Phone (816) 421-8048
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Gloria Ortiz-Fisher
Board Chair Mr. Dana Gibson
Board Chair Company Affiliation Malin/Gibson Real Estate
Year of Incorporation 1973