ZION DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

BUILDING COMMUNITIES THAT ENRICH LIVES IN RESPONSE TO GOD'S LOVE

Rockford, IL   |  http://www.ziondevelopment.org

Mission

BUILDING COMMUNITIES THAT ENRICH LIVES IN RESPONSE TO GOD'S LOVE

Ruling year info

1985

Executive Director

Bob Campbell

Main address

PO Box 4387

Rockford, IL 61110 USA

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EIN

36-3229794

NTEE code info

Community, Neighborhood Development, Improvement (S20)

Urban, Community (S31)

Economic Development (S30)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Improve low-income communities and communities that struggle with issues of neighborhood disintegration.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Permanent Supportive Housing

The Grand Apartments provide permanent supportive housing to individuals who used to be homeless.

Population(s) Served
Homeless people

High quality wellness program offered in conjunction with SwedishAmerican Health Systems to residents of Longwood Gardens, an apartment building for adults over 55.

Population(s) Served
Seniors

Rehabilitation of homes and buildings for the benefit of the community.

Population(s) Served
Families

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Zion Lutheran Church 1982

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of housing units built

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Social and economic status

Related Program

Property Development

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

2019 and 2020 were spent developing a pipeline of projects that will create significantly more units of affordable housing in the coming years.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

ZION Development Corporation desires to see the neighborhoods of Midtown become a safe and desirable place to live while maintaining the diverse populations that currently reside in the area. We are also working to build additional communities that invite us to participate in their community building efforts.

ZION Development is currently working with the United Way of Rock River Valley in the development of Strong Neighborhood Houses. These houses will allow Community Services police officers to have offices in neighborhoods so that residents can work alongside the Police Department to improve the health and safety of their neighborhoods.

ZION Development works with other developers and affordable housing organizations to increase the supply of high-quality affordable housing. This includes specialized housing such as permanent, supportive housing for people who are homeless and seniors housing for very low-income people over 55 years of age.

ZION Development is working with various public and private partners to improve Keith Creek. We are currently in a two year water quality testing grant and are partnering with our local planning council toward the development of a 4.5 mile linear park/greenway that will also address past flooding issues.

ZION Development Corporation has extensive experience in the development and management of properties dating back to the late 1980's. These have included mixed-use, large residential and single-family buildings. ZION currently has a variety of different types of property to meet a variety of community needs, whether commercial, light industrial or residential.

In 2015 ZION Development opened the first Strong Neighborhood House in partnership with the United Way and the Rockford Police Department. In 2021 we completed our third Strong Neighborhood House, with this being located in Machesney Park in partnership with the United Way, the Winnebago County Sheriff and the Loves Park Police Department.

ZION has been approved for low-income housing tax credits and expect construction to begin in the summer of 2021 to rehabilitate our seniors building, Longwood Gardens. This complete rehabilitation will result in 64 units of housing for people 55 and over. It will be a complete rehabilitation.

ZION has received an EPA Section 319 grant to begin water quality testing of the Keith Creek. This is the first step in the long-discussed Keith Creek Greenway.

ZION is currently working on potential affordable housing developments in Rochelle, Bloomington, and Harvey with our development partner.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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ZION DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

Board of directors
as of 3/23/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Jacob Rush

Miss Carly's

Term: 2020 - 2021

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 03/23/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/23/2021

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Policies and processes
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.