Johnson County Housing Coalition, Inc.
403-A W. Poplar Street
Olathe KS 66061
Web and Phone Contact
Telephone (913) 3900413
Mission Statement
To provide increased opportunities for decent, safe, affordable, accessible, permanent housing and support services within Johnson County for people who have limited resources, including people with special needs.
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Allan J Quigley
Board Chair Mr. Eldon Shields
Board Chair Company Affiliation Gates, Shields, Ferguson, PA
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1994
Financial Summary
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Statements
Mission Statement To provide increased opportunities for decent, safe, affordable, accessible, permanent housing and support services within Johnson County for people who have limited resources, including people with special needs.
Background Statement
One of the greatest misconceptions about the Kansas City metro area is that there are no low-income households living in Johnson County, KS. Recent census data shows that there are nearly 36,000 households in Johnson County living at or near the federal poverty level. (http://ucsjoco.org/Uploads/Regional-Poverty-Data-First-Release.pdf) Because of the perceptions that Johnson County has few low-income households, many grantors will not assist Johnson County non-profit organizations. 
 
Formed in 1994 by a coalition of business, local government and service agencies to address the high cost of housing and the lack of housing for persons with disabilities. Recognized by Kansas Department of Housing and Commerce as a Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO), the Coalition leverages private funds with donations and federal funds to provide safe, decent, affordable housing. The Coalition owns and operates 25 housing units including single family homes, duplexes, and 3 apartment complexes. All units are dedicated to providing affordable housing and many are set aside for persons with disabilities or homeless. The Coalition has 26 single family homes and duplex units. Several of these units are set aside for homeless persons with disabilities, others include larger families with children that cannot find housing through traditional sources. In all cases housing is provided to those at less than 80% of the median income. Most households at in apartments surviving on incomes at less than 60% of median income and many at 30% of median income. These households typically cannot qualify for housing through traditional sources.
Impact Statement
  • The plan for 2017-2018 is to sustain operations.  HUD no longer provides funding to support operations so we have revised some operations and changed tenant selection criteria to minimize losses and reduce risk. 
  • The Coalition has started small food pantries in multi-family properties to assist those families in need of food. We have partnered with some food service establishment, such as Papa John's to provide surplus food to those in need.  
  • We continue to provide housing referral assistance and provide modest assistance concerning legal issues for landlords and households to assist them in compliance with Kansas Tenant Landlord Law.
  • Our website has been modified to provide basic information and housing referral information in conjunction with the United Way 211 information system as well as links to area housing authorities and service organizations. 
 
Needs Statement
The Coalition needs include:
  1. Funding for repairs, appliances, landscaping. 
  2. Playground equipment !!! The kids need a safe place to play and there's no budget for new equipment. 
  3. Funds to help with utility expenses and landscaping.
 
Service Categories
Housing Support
Housing Expenses Reduction Support
Housing Development, Construction & Management
Areas of Service
KS - Johnson County
CEO/Executive Director/Board Chair Statement
We have been successful in refinancing several short and long term notes to use equity to improve properties and stabilize operations.
 
Improvement to the economy have significantly improved low-income households ability to afford modest rents. However, in increase in market rents makes affordable housing more difficult to find. Additionally, landlords are more stringent in their selection criteria making issues of poor credit, prior evictions and limited job tenure increasingly difficult to overcome for low-income households. 
Programs
Description
Currently includes 150 housing units rented at well below market rents for the Kansas City metro area. Four units are retrofitted as wheelchair/handicapped accessible; The objective is to provide safe, decent, affordable, accessible housing to help stabilize "at risk" households which helps children remain in school, helps parents retain jobs and increase the likelihood that families will emerge successful.
 
Property managers and staff provide referral services to those needing assistance for financial help, food pantries, legal services, etc.  While we do not provide those services, we recognize there are agencies that may be able to help with the myriad of problems facing households.  If we cannot help, we strive to provide direction where callers can get the help they need. 
 
Program Budget $1,542,000.00
Category Housing, General/Other Affordable Housing
Population Served Families, , Homeless
Short-Term Success Success will include the development of sufficient affordable units to accommodate 200 households and additional units to provide transitional housing units for households emerging from shelters and 50 units to serve as homeless shelters for households in need of emergency housing and temporary shelters. We have reduced crime by enforcing a strong crime-free housing program. This year we have been able to keep rents stable without any increases to those on fixed and very low incomes. Any increase has been less than $15 per unit.
We have been able to help 62 families from local shelters or referred by service agencies. These households, most single parents with children, would not have qualified for housing through traditional landlords. By working with tenants that have become unemployed or with reduced income, we have prevented up to 25 families from becoming homeless and provided referral services to several hundred households looking for housing assistance in 2014. Our website records between 75 and 125 hits weekly from individuals searching for housing and housing assistance. 
Long-Term Success The long term success will include the development of additional affordable housing stock and housing initiatives to assist all low and moderate income households to meet community needs and temporary shelters to meet the needs of homeless and families in crisis.
Program Success Monitored By Despite the current economic situation we have been able to continue operations without substantial increases in rents. Turnover and evictions have remained stable although uncollected rents have increased nominally.  We have assisted several out of work households find work and assisted many families with food through in-house food pantries.
Examples of Program Success In 1999, the Coalition owned 12 housing units. In 2000 the inventory increased to 54 with the purchase of a small apartment complex.  Despite selling 2 units in 2008 the Coalition was able to purchase seven 3 and 4 bedroom units bringing the total number of units to 150. Occupancy rates average 95% or better. Our successes are typically measured in households that find long term stability. In October and November 2016 we were able to provide long term housing for three families that were homeless. 
CEO Comments
The Johnson County Housing Coalition is NOT a shelter, half-way house or transient facility. We offer a permanent housing option for those that cannot find housing through traditional landlords. For a family in a shelter finding housing to get out of that shelter is difficult.  
 
The climate for affordable housing in Johnson County seems to be less accommodating to low-income households.  
 
It seems that affordable housing has a lower priority and less visibility. Large organizations such as Harvesters, United Way, Red Cross, have developed marketing programs that are very effective but have the negative affect of minimizing affordable housing as an issue. While the priorities are family stability, school meals programs, literacy and education. The reality is that a safe, affordable housing environment is key to household stability. 
 
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Mr. Allan J Quigley
Term Start May 1999
Experience
  • Captain, US Army (Retired) 
  • B.S. Park College 1982 
  • M.A. Webster University 1989
  • Project Manager Department of Community Development
  • 3 years experience working in Kansas City, Kansas City Urban Core 1996-1999
Co-CEO/Executive Director
Term Start
Compensation Last Year
Former CEOs
NameTerm
Mr. Michael Fisher Jan 1996 - Mar 1999
Senior Staff
Title Office Manager
Experience/Biography Human Services Dept, KU Medical Center 1996-1999; Office manager Johnson County Housing Coalition 1999-Present
Staff
Paid Full-Time Staff 4
Paid Part-Time Staff 0
Volunteers 4
Paid Contractors 0
Retention Rate 80%
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 No
Organization Has a Strategic Plan Yes
Management Succession Plan No
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy No
Collaborations
The Coalition works as part of the Johnson County Continuum of Care. This organization works to affect homelessness in the county by exchanging information among several service organizations and helping to identify specific community needs. The goal is to help identify gaps, improve services and focus efforts on meeting the most important needs. In addition, other organizations are invited to present information concerning lessons-learned both positive and negative that may improve services.
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government? No
CEO Comments The Coalition is working with the United Way to promote the development of affordable housing within Johnson County and throughout the Kansas City metro area. Working with other organizations such as Safe Home, Catholic Community Services, the Salvation Army, Interfaith Hospitality Network and others we provide a permanent housing solution for families emerging from crisis. We are continually looking for affordable housing to increase our inventory. The goal is to acquire 500 affordable housing units, as well as assist existing tenants to achieve self-sufficiency and if applicable, to prepare for home ownership. We have been instrumental in promoting state legislation to help all Community Housing Development Organizations in Kansas to reduce property tax burden for affordable housing projects.
Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. Eldon Shields
Company Affiliation Gates, Shields, Ferguson, PA
Term Feb 2013 to Feb 2017
Email ejshields@gsflegal.com
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Chris Calvert Valley View Bank
Ms Mina Foster Catholic Community Services
Eldon Shields Gates, Biles, Shields & Ryan
Mr. Bryan Toole Reese-Nicholes Real Estate
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 4
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 3
Female 1
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 0
Board Meeting Attendance % 80%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 25%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 50%
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 12
Standing Committees
Advisory Board / Advisory Council
By-laws
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Operations
Advisory Board Members
NameAffiliation
Mr. Mark Dean ANB Bank
CEO Comments The Coalition is working with the United Way to promote the development of affordable housing within Johnson County and throughout the Kansas City metro area. Working with other organizations such as Safe Home, Catholic Community Services, the Salvation Army, Interfaith Hospitality Network and others we provide a permanent housing solution for families emerging from crisis. We have been instrumental in promoting state legislation to help all Community Housing Development Organizations in Kansas to reduce property tax burden for affordable housing projects.
Financials
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01, 2016
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2016
Projected Revenue $1,215,655
Projected Expenses $1,270,906
Spending Policy Income Only
Form 990s
Audit Documents
IRS Letter of Exemption
Foundation Comments
  • FY 2015, 2014: Financial data reported using the IRS Form 990.
  • FY 2013: Financial data reported using the organization's audited financial statements. 
  • Foundations/corporate revenue line item may include 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
$22,635$29,724$36,864
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Federal----$0
State----$0
Local----$0
Unspecified$0$0$0
Individual Contributions----$0
$0$0$10,850
$910,851$891,472$1,181,035
Investment Income, Net of Losses$722$18$35
Membership Dues$0$0$0
Special Events$0$0$0
Revenue In-Kind$26,500$24,500$0
Other$649,994$26,114$32,160
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$975,609$992,019$1,411,427
Administration Expense$69,459$69,507$72,361
Fundraising Expense$1,750$1,755$1,390
Payments to Affiliates----$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.540.910.85
Program Expense/Total Expenses93%93%95%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue8%6%3%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$4,784,533$4,976,417$5,165,430
Current Assets$179,841$116,269$35,512
Long-Term Liabilities$3,751,915$4,402,519$3,277,959
Current Liabilities$42,653$147,817$1,369,937
Total Net Assets$989,965$426,081$517,534
Short-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities4.220.790.03
Long-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets78%88%63%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201520142013
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountIndividual Donor $17,635 -- --
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountValley View Bank $5,000 -- --
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years No
Organization Comments Housing is the single highest expense for most families. The median rent for a two bedroom apartment in Johnson County is between $702 and $842. To accommodate low-income households the Coalition makes units available for $465-$550 for two bedroom units. The idea is that by keeping rents low, households will be more stable and be better able to meet other expenses to include healthcare, food and transportation. It's hard to measure what we do in dollars and cents because it involves real estate. We can be cash poor and have over $4 million in real estate assets. Our assets need to be tied up in property instead of cash in the bank. By investing in the properties, we invest in the people that occupy them. By improving the quality of the homes we help improve the self-esteem of the families that live there. The Coalition is financially sound but cash flow is always a problem. In today's economy with the cost of financing and the difficulty in obtaining low-cost loans meeting the long range goals will probably not happen for several years. The greatest challenge is to balance the long term needs of the families, properties and emergency cash reserves to get maximum benefit to the people we're trying to help. With the purchase of Evergreen Apartments, we have leveraged $300,000 into a $3.5M acquisition of 105 units. This distressed property was becoming a blight on the community with 5 units without heat, nearly 30 units with standing water for 3 weeks or more in tubs, showers and sinks. We've committed $600,000 for repairs to roofs and other capital improvements as well as "life/safety" issues associated with the property. A security system has helped eliminate gangs and drug activity from the property where after 5 p.m. you can't get pizza delivery. This investment is not only in property but in community and the families that look for a safe, decent place to live.
Organization Name Johnson County Housing Coalition, Inc.
Address 403-A W. Poplar Street
Olathe, KS 66061
Primary Phone (913) 3900413
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Allan J Quigley
Board Chair Mr. Eldon Shields
Board Chair Company Affiliation Gates, Shields, Ferguson, PA
Year of Incorporation 1994