Housing, Shelter

Metropolitan Housing Coalition Information Service Fund

  • Louisville, KY
  • http://metropolitanhousing.org

Mission Statement

MHC exists to bring together our community's private and public resources to provide equitable, accessible housing choices for all persons through advocacy, public education, and support for affordable housing providers.

Main Programs

  1. Program 1
  2. Metropolitan Housing Coalition
Service Areas

Self-reported

Kentucky

The Louisville,  Kentucky Metropolitan Area.  This includes: Jefferson, Bullitt, Oldham, Henry. Trimble, Nelson, Shelby, Spencer and Meade Counties in Kentucky; and Clark, Floyd, Harrison, and Washington Counties in Indiana.

ruling year

1991

Principal Officer since 2005

Self-reported

Cathy Hinko

Keywords

Self-reported

Affordable Housing, Advocacy, Housing, Research, Policy, Housing Policy, Education, Non-profit, Community, Neighborhood, Neighborhoods, Urban Planning, Land use, Coalition, Diversity, Fair Housing

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Also Known As

Metropolitan Housing Coalition

EIN

61-1201545

 Number

5585251598

Physical Address

3587 Dutchmans Lane

Louisville, KY 40205

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (L01)

Management & Technical Assistance (L02)

Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis (L05)

IRS Filing Requirement

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

Programs + Results

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Overview

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Through our research, education, and advocacy work, MHC has been the first to study housing trends in our community, including foreclosures, children's homelessness, and fair housing.  In addition to its nine annual measures of affordable housing,  the 2011 State of Metropolitan Housing Report year's
report is on the built and natural environment and the role it plays in fair
and affordable housing. MHC believes that the 2011 State of
Metropolitan Housing Report will become a valuable asset to policy makers,
advocates, and residents as we work for greener, safer neighborhoods and
housing opportunities. The data and analysis presented in the report will
educate and empower its readers to advocate for change that supports healthier
housing and neighborhoods for all greater Louisville residents.
MHC’s current work with neighborhoods on the problem of vacant and abandoned housing through the Louisville Vacant Property Campaign (LVPC), focuses on returning Louisville’s vacant properties into opportunities for neighborhood stabilization and revitalization.  This work began over three years ago and MHC has helped neighborhood leaders become more educated on measuring and responding to the problem and has linked them to Metro Government.
 MHC wrote the 2010 Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice in Louisville Metro, which has been adopted by the city as its official policy. MHC is already working with the City to see recommendations implemented. 
MHC’s continued work with a coalition to revamp the local Affordable Housing Trust Fund (AHTF) ordinance led to a second ordinance passed by the Louisville Metro Council to establish the Louisville AHTF.  The Louisville AHTF is now active, funded and exploring a permanent revenue stream to support its work.
We continue our work with the 21 member organizations of the Non-profit Housing Alliance.We make low interest loans to non-profit developers for construction or rehabilitation of affordable housing.
MHC followed up on the report “Where Do You Live? Louisville’s’ Homeless Children and the Affordable Housing Crisis,” by working with partners to have a training to improve services for homeless children for 250 people from the Jefferson County Family Courts, Jefferson County Public Schools system and the KY Cabinet For Health and Family Services.
MHC also hosted several major events for more than 1,000 community participants, learning about and testifying for affordable housing issues.

Programs

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

Program 1

MHC's major programs include: research (publish 3 issue papers at the annual State of Metropolitan Housing Report every year), advocacy, support for affordable housing providers (facilitate and staff the Non-Profit Housing Alliance) and public education (host 8-10 public forums, often with national experts each year).

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Program 2

Metropolitan Housing Coalition

The Metropolitan Housing Coalition exists to bring together this community's private and public resources to provide equitable, accessible housing opportunities for all people though advocacy, public education and support for affordable housing providers.
MHC advocates for affordable, decent housing policies in the metropolitan region, state and nation by outlining and advancing legislative priorities that have included the both the Louisville and Kentucky Affordable Housing Trust Funds, the Alternative Development Incentives in the Land Development Code, and legislation creating a funding source for Individual Development Accounts for Homeownership, among others.
MHC also identifies emerging and long-standing trends and issues in affordable housing, as well as the key players involved, in order to craft appropriate responses/policy.
MHC articulates a compelling public education campaign for affordable housing by maintaining a public presence via the media and public statements on behalf of the organization and our members. We publish a newsletter that reaches over 700 people via mail and over 1900 people via email ten times a year.
MHC conducts and compiles research relevant to housing in the metropolitan region. Since 2003, we have published the annual State of Metropolitan Housing Report, which provides indicators on nine measures of affordable housing and has different focus issues annually. We also produce papers on specific housing issues. Topics have included: children’s homelessness; vacant properties; foreclosures; gender segregation; housing and wages; and health and housing.
MHC also works to promote innovative, cooperative, capacity-building relationships and ventures between MHC members, who include lenders, non-profit organizations, for-profit organizations and governmental programs.
MHC operates the Non-Profit Housing Alliance (NHA), which enables its non-profit developer members to communicate and collaborate. NHA advances neighborhood revitalization and the production and rehabilitation of affordable housing by administering the Non-profit Housing Production and Repair (NHPR) Loan Pool in the metropolitan area. The NHPR provides low-interest loans to non-profit builders to ensure the creation of affordable housing. MHC/NHA also facilitates groups, programs, or organizations with common aims to strengthen systems related to housing ventures.
Since 2008, MHC has organized the Louisville Vacant Properties Campaign (LVPC). The LVPC provides a forum for residents and organizations to discuss issues related to vacant properties, how they affect neighborhood revitalization, and strategies and policies to address vacant property issues.

Category

Housing

Population(s) Served

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Budget

$223,679.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

Kentucky

The Louisville,  Kentucky Metropolitan Area.  This includes: Jefferson, Bullitt, Oldham, Henry. Trimble, Nelson, Shelby, Spencer and Meade Counties in Kentucky; and Clark, Floyd, Harrison, and Washington Counties in Indiana.

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METROPOLITAN HOUSING COALITION INC
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Metropolitan Housing Coalition Information Service Fund

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Principal Officer

Cathy Hinko

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Christie McCravy

Louisville Urban League

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