Acts Community Development Corporation

Buy a Home, Build a Community

aka Acts Housing   |   Milwaukee, WI   |  www.actshousing.org

Mission

ACTS Housing's mission is empowerment through homeownership. Our vision is to create vibrant neighborhoods through homeownership.

Ruling year info

1996

President & CEO

Mr. Michael Gosman

Chief Operations Officer

Dorothy York

Main address

2414 W Vliet St

Milwaukee, WI 53205 USA

Show more contact info

EIN

39-1837474

NTEE code info

Housing Search Assistance (L30)

Housing Development, Construction, Management (L20)

Home Improvement/Repairs (L81)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Sign in or create an account to view Form(s) 990 for 2019, 2018 and 2017.
Register now

Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

This profile needs more info.

If it is your nonprofit, add a problem overview.

Login and update

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?

Financial Counseling

Families and individuals participate in one-on-one, free, and confidential sessions with ACTS counseling staff. Each session is tailored to specifically address the needs, goals, strengths and weaknesses of the ACTS family, with the goal to create a process that will result in improved personal finances and credit management allowing them to become a home buyer. The time it takes for this process to occur is dependent upon the participant’s situation and willingness to sacrifice.

Counseling services include: credit history reviews, budgeting tutorials, advice for overcoming personal finance and credit obstacles, help obtaining loan pre-approvals and applying for bank loans, assistance accessing grant money and specialized loan products, and other financial support necessary for homeownership. Each private counseling session is designed to be specific and relevant to specific needs, goals and strengths of the individual or family as they prepare to purchase a home.

Our Financial Counseling team is overseen by a Director of Homebuyer Counseling, who brings to ACTS
more than two decades’ experience in mortgage lending to the team. Together with 3 financial counseling assistants, ACTS worked to develop individualized road maps on personal finances and credit
management to more than 200 families in 2017. ACTS Housing's homebuyer counseling is HUD-approved.

Population(s) Served
Families
Economically disadvantaged people

As licensed Realtors, ACTS home sales staff develop comprehensive lists of homes meeting the client’s housing needs and budget, then coordinates and attends home showings and represents the home owner during all aspects of negotiation – from of the offer to purchase to the day of closing. ACTS also assists sellers of real estate and can provide home listing services.

Population(s) Served
Families
Economically disadvantaged people

ACTS rehab counseling staff represents families and individuals during coordination and execution of rehab plans. As experienced professionals, staff assists homebuyers with the creation of an itemized list of all repairs and improvements needed for decent, safe, sanitary, and affordable occupancy. Then they provide assistance obtaining proposals from qualified contractors and overseeing their project from start to finish. Our management team also provides professional rehab advice to homeowners completing sweat equity projects.

Population(s) Served
Families
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

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 people no longer living in unsafe or substandard housing as a result of the nonprofit's efforts

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

Ethnic and racial groups, Social and economic status

Related Program

Financial Counseling

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Number of families who closed on owner-occupied home sales

Number of people no longer living in unaffordable, overcrowded housing as a result of the nonprofit's efforts

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

Ethnic and racial groups, Social and economic status

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Number of owner-occupied home sales closed

Number of households that obtain/retain permanent housing for at least 6 months

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

Ethnic and racial groups, Social and economic status

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Number of owner-occupied home sales closed

Number of low-income families housed in affordable, well-maintained units as a result of the nonprofit's efforts

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

Ethnic and racial groups, Social and economic status

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

80% of the families who close on homes with Acts Housing earn below 80% of the County Median Income

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Financials

Acts Community Development Corporation
lock

Unlock financial insights by subscribing to our monthly plan.

Subscribe

Unlock nonprofit financial insights that will help you make more informed decisions. Try our monthly plan today.

  • Analyze a variety of pre-calculated financial metrics
  • Access beautifully interactive analysis and comparison tools
  • Compare nonprofit financials to similar organizations

Want to see how you can enhance your nonprofit research and unlock more insights?
Learn more about GuideStar Pro.

Operations

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

lock

Connect with nonprofit leaders

Subscribe

Build relationships with key people who manage and lead nonprofit organizations with GuideStar Pro. Try a low commitment monthly plan today.

  • Analyze a variety of pre-calculated financial metrics
  • Access beautifully interactive analysis and comparison tools
  • Compare nonprofit financials to similar organizations

Want to see how you can enhance your nonprofit research and unlock more insights? Learn More about GuideStar Pro.

lock

Connect with nonprofit leaders

Subscribe

Build relationships with key people who manage and lead nonprofit organizations with GuideStar Pro. Try a low commitment monthly plan today.

  • Analyze a variety of pre-calculated financial metrics
  • Access beautifully interactive analysis and comparison tools
  • Compare nonprofit financials to similar organizations

Want to see how you can enhance your nonprofit research and unlock more insights? Learn More about GuideStar Pro.

Acts Community Development Corporation

Board of directors
as of 07/21/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Joe Schlidt

Godfrey & Kahn

Term: 2017 - 2022

Michael Zimmerman

Mortgage Guaranty Insurance Coroporation

Stephen Rothe

US Bank

Pam Evason

Windermere Wealth Advisors

Kristen Gagliano

North Shore Bank

Joe Schlidt

Godfrey & Kahn, SC

Chris Schreiber

von Briesen & Roper

Allison Steinhafel

Hammes Holdings

Josh Yamat

Commerce State Bank

Anthony McHenry

Milwaukee Academy of Science

John Beagle

Grace Matthews

Anthony Franda

Burke Properties

Doug Howe

Kohl's

Victoria Navarro

Advocate Aurora

Marc Perry

Community Action

Heather Ramirez

Marquette University

Oscar Tovar

City of Milwaukee, Mayor's Office

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 7/21/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Decline to state

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American/African
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data