ANNUAL REPORT | 2014
MISSION CONTENTS The mission of Dwelling Place is to improve the lives of people by creating quality affordable housing, providing essential support services and serving as a catalyst for neighborhood revitalization.
Housing Communities Owned and Managed Joint Ventures with Other Groups Managed for Genesis Non Profit Housing Corporation
Neighborhood Revitalization Commercial Tenants Artist Live/Work Spaces
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Resident Support Services
Board and Administration
COMMUNITIES The best measures of our success are found in the many ways we have served the people and communities where our housing is located.
Communities Served: Grand Rapids | Kent County Hesperia | Oceana County Holland | Ottawa County Kentwood | Kent County Rockford | Kent County Wyoming | Kent County Whitehall | Muskegon County Walker | Kent County
Grand Rapids Neighborhoods Served: East Hills Heartside Madison Area Creston (North Park) Roosevelt Park South East Community Association West Grand North East
HOUSING COMMUNITIES Owned and Managed by Dwelling Place of Grand Rapids Nonprofit Housing Corporation and related entities. In 2014 Dwelling Placeâ€™s role in owning and/or managing affordable housing in West Michigan comprised 1,296 apartments in 31 housing communities. Dwelling Place directly owns and manages the following housing communities.
Housing Communities Biermeister Apartments Bridge Street Place Calumet Flats Chaffee Apartments Elmdale Apartments Ferguson Apartments Goodrich Apartments Grandville Homes Herkimer Apartments Commerce Courtyard Apartments Harvest Hill Apartments Kelsey Apartments Lenox Apartments Martineau Apartments Midtown Village Apartments New Hope Homes Reflections: A Senior Housing Community Verne Barry Place Villa Esperanza West Shore Apartments Weston Apartments White River Estates
Unit Totals 2 16 16 8 19 101 14 10 55 67 46 14 14 23 30 12 60 116 40 48 190 31
HOUSING COMMUNITIES Joint Ventures Dwelling Place also has ownership interest in two apartment communities that are joint ventures with for profit developers, although we do not manage those properties. These include the following properties.
Globe Apartments Emerald Creek Apartments
Managed Properties by Dwelling Place of Grand Rapids, Inc. In addition, Dwelling Place also manages 182 supportive housing units for Genesis Non Profit Housing Corporation, a growing non-profit community development organization that specializes in supportive housing. These properties include the following.
Genesis East Apartments Genesis Woods Heron Courtyard Apartments Heron Manor (Assisted Living) Oroquis Apartments Kingsbury Place Apartments
23 33 33 55 27 44
NEIGHBORHOOD REVITALIZATION Acting as a catalyst for Neighborhood Revitalization is one of the three primary focus areas in the Dwelling Place mission. A broad range of concerns, such as improving pedestrian accessibility, beautification of the streetscape, and increasing economic stability of both residents and businesses are at the forefront of Dwelling Place efforts. Dwelling Place has played important roles in neighborhood revitalization in several areas in West Michigan. Most notably that impact can be seen in the Heartside Neighborhood of Grand Rapids but Dwelling Place has also been a major participant in the revitalization of other neighborhoods with its work in the East Hills Neighborhood, the Madison Square Neighborhood, the Roosevelt Park Neighborhood in Grand Rapids and in the Midtown area of Holland, Michigan. In the Heartside Neighborhood of Grand Rapids, art was seen as an economic development tool to further revitalization. Dwelling Place’s support of the arts and artists can be seen in our development of affordable live/work spaces for artists, our facilitation of community events and our promotion of the business district as an arts related destination. The Neighborhood Revitalization Department oversees a program called “Avenue for the Arts.” This department works with 15 interns and a volunteer committee of 19+ community stakeholders. Together they support hundreds of volunteers, participating artists, curators, and business owners who make Avenue programming possible. Annually Dwelling Place’s direct support of artists includes: the provision of live/work housing, Artists As Entrepreneurs (AAEP) classes, public arts events, implementation of public art projects, and marketing of the Avenue. For more detailed information about all of the sponsored events and programing activity coordinated by Dwelling Place, please visit the Avenue for the Arts website at www.avenueforthearts.com. For more information about commercial leasing opportunities please visit our website at www.dwellingplacegr.org.
NEIGHBORHOOD REVITALIZATION Commercial Tenants In Grand Rapids, Dwelling Place owns numerous commercial spaces for a variety of for profit and non-profit businesses. At the end of 2014, our commercial tenants included the following businesses and organizations: Heartside Neighborhood
Calvin College Cherry Street Health Services DTS Winkleman Godâ€™s Kitchen Grand Valley State University Kirkoff School of Nursing Heartside Ministry Heartside Ministry Art Gallery Kent County Land Bank Natural Solutions Salon Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services Premier Skate Boarding Sanctuary Folk Art Senior Neighbors Szundera Insulation WD Photography Wealthy Theatre Historic District Grand Rapids Community College Huntington Bank HyperOptik Jeffery Lake Insurance
NEIGHBORHOOD REVITALIZATION Artist Live/Work Spaces Live/work apartments created by Dwelling Place along Division Avenue since 2004 have served as a catalyst to encourage many other arts related businesses and events to locate in the immediate vicinity. Martineau, Kelsey, and Verne Barry Place Apartments feature numerous â€œLive/ Workâ€? spaces for over 62 low and moderate income artists. Many of these occupants also operate businesses from their residence. At the end of 2014, these businesses include the following.
Adam Bird, Photographer | Adam & Kristine Bird Spiral Gallery | Patricia Constantine Craft House | Amanda Carmer & Brandon Alman Have Company | Marlee Hanson Parliament the Botique| Elyse Wylcher OOM | Hyun Yoo Mexicains Sans Fronteries | Hugo Claudin Michael Taylor A.A. | Michael Taylor EE Design | Erwin Erkfitz Movement and Music | Rachel Finan and Corey Ruffin Open Source | Bill Kirk William Bennett Framing | Bill Bennett
RESIDENT SUPPORT SERVICES Liz’s House Transitional Housing Dwelling Place operates Liz’s House, a transitional housing program for homeless women and children, whose purpose is to assist these families and address barriers to stability and to secure affordable permanent housing. Total number of households receiving support services at Liz’s House Transitional Housing Program
Total number of individuals who completed the program at Liz’s House Who now live in permanent housing
Permanent Supportive Housing Dwelling Place offers 380 permanent supportive housing units across West Michigan for households who have experienced difficulties maintaining affordable housing. This type of housing targets homeless households, households with disabilities, as well as some who are survivors of domestic violence. In addition to affordable housing, Dwelling Place offers residents in this type of housing access to a wide array of support services that can assist them in maintaining housing stability. Percentage of households in Permanent Supportive Housing who have maintained housing during 2014.
Percentage of households who were homeless before they moved into Permanent Supportive Housing
Percentage of households in Permanent Supportive Housing whose disposable income increased or remained stable 90% Disposable Income Increased Disposable Income Remained Stable
FINANCIALS Dwelling Place of Grand Rapids Nonprofit Housing Corporation and related entities ASSETS
3,805,281 204,605 65,000 184,651 256,732
2,467,450 3,484,516 195,000 1,000,000 492,860 193,512
9,112,857 24,677 130,000 100
8,829.895 24,677 130,800 100
Current Assets Cash and cash equivalents Cash restricted for current construction Promises to give, current portion Land Contract Accounts receivable Prepaid expenses and deposits TOTAL CURRENT ASSETS Property and Equipment
Other Assets Restricted cash Developer fee receivable Promises to give Investments Other assets TOTAL OTHER ASSETS TOTAL ASSETS LIABILITIES AND NET ASSETS
$ 106,235,042 $ 109,824,627 2014
Current Liabilities Current maturities of long-term debt Accounts payable Trade Construction Accrued liabilities Deferred revenue
232,039 272,989 363,926 65,057
380,096 8,547,171 440,064 47,976
Long-Term Accrued Interest
Deferred Revenue - Section 1602 Exchange Funds
Unrestricted net assets Temporarily restricted net assets Equity (Deficit) Equityâ€”Non controlling interest
23,278,275 152,387 (11,143,946) 56,763,229
22,088,157 1,055,933 (10,415,474) 40,118,658
TOTAL NET ASSETS AND EQUITY
TOTAL CURRENT LIABILITIES Tenant Security Deposits Long-Term Debt, net of current maturities
Net Assets and Equity
TOTAL LIABILITIES, NET ASSETS AND EQUITY
FINANCIALS Dwelling Place of Grand Rapids Nonprofit Housing Corporation and related entities REVENUES AND SUPPORT
Rental Income Assistance Tenant Commercial Interest Income Contributions Developer Fee Government Funding Management Fees Other Satisfaction of Donor Restriction Expiration of Time restriction on United Way Funding Expiration of Donor Imposed Restrictions on Contributions TOTAL REVENUE AND SUPPORT Expenses Salaries and Wages Fringe Benefits Payroll Taxes Contract Labor Supplies Professional Fees Utilities
$ 4,138,633 2,348,490 808,338 447,342 1,224,281
3,264,188 2,009,726 738,963 519,722 231,267
993,097 103,873 347,264
287,486 115,268 631,620
2,057,441 190,037 219,529 829,888 84,273 572,796 1,337,270
1,816,242 194,690 206,395 745,950 69,705 544,025 1,030,869
Maintenance and Repairs Insurance and Bonds Interest Bad Debt Client Assistance Grants to Others Miscellaneous TOTAL EXPENSES INCREASE IN UNRESTRICTED NET ASSETS AND EQUITY BEFORE INCOME AND EXPENSES
FINANCIALS Dwelling Place of Grand Rapids Nonprofit Housing Corporation and related entities
Revenue and Support 4.2% 9.35%
14.2% 4.2% 7.5%
Rental Assistance Income 38.6% Tenant Rental Income 21.9% Commercial Rental Income 7.5% Interest Income 4.2% Contributions 14.2% Government Funding 9.3% Other 4.2%
FINANCIALS Dwelling Place of Grand Rapids Nonprofit Housing Corporation and related entities
1% 5% 4% 5%
5% 5% 14% 14%
3% 3% 1%
9% 9% 12%
Salaries Benefits and Taxes 26% Contract Labor 9% Professional Fees 6% Utilities and Telephone 14% Rental Expense 1% Property Taxes 3% Maintenance and Repairs 14% Insurance and Bonds 5% Interest 17% Bad Debt 1% Miscellaneous 5%
FINANCIALS Dwelling Place of Grand Rapids Nonprofit Housing Corporation and related entities.
Functional Expense Breakdown
27% 68% 5% 58% 12%
68% Program Services: 68% Affordable Housing Neighborhood Revitalization Support Services
Management and General 27% Fundraising 5%
2014 BOARD & ADMINISTRATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS Larry Titley | Board Chair Annamarie Buller | Board Vice Chair Francine Gaston | Secretary Michael McDaniels | Treasurer Marc Branca David Byers Daniel Castro Kyle Irwin Holly Jacoby Bill Kirk Gretchen Minnhaar Michael Siminski II Richard Stevens Pete Vander Veen Tommie Wallace Renee Williams Kimberly Zoller LIFETIME MEMBERS Larry Bratschie Margaret Sellers Walker Sally Gleason Betty Ladd-Andre ADMINISTRATION Dennis Sturtevant | Chief Executive Officer Kim Cross | Chief Operating Officer Steven Recker | Chief Financial Officer