REALTOR-COMMUNITY HOUSING FOUNDATION INC
2250 Regency Road
Lexington KY 40503
Contact Information
Nonprofit REALTOR-COMMUNITY HOUSING FOUNDATION INC
Address 2250 Regency Road
Lexington, KY 40503
Phone (859) 276-2693
Fax 859 277-0286
Contact Name Elaine Hangis
At A Glance
Former Names
Lexington Board of Realtors Housing Foundation, Inc.
Other ways to donate, support, or volunteer
Donations may also be made via check.  
If you are interested in volunteering, please give the office a call - 276-2693. 
Financial Summary
 
 
Statements
Mission Statement

To strengthen neighborhoods and the local economy by creating a community commitment to home ownership through exterior repairs and emergency repairs on homes for low-income elderly home owners; building ramps for people with disabilities who are low-income; and helping single-parent graduates of the Scholar House become first-time home owners.

Background Statement The Realtor Community Housing Foundation (RCHF) is a nonprofit organization incorporated in 1992 established by the Lexington-Bluegrass Association of Realtors (LBAR). Members of this partnership include Realtors, members of the Remodelers Council of the Home Builders Association of Lexington, businesses, civic clubs, churches, caring individuals, students and educators. By fostering a community commitment, RCHF's goal is to empower families and strengthen neighborhoods by assisting homeowners in need to be able to stay in their homes and help single-parent graduates of the Single-Parent Scholar House  to become first-time home owners. RCHF programs include: The Remodeling for Access and Mobility Program (RAMP) makes homes more accessible with the installation of ramps and/or other adaptations for persons with mobility impairments. Community volunteers and volunteers from the Remodelers Council construct accessible ramps or make other necessary exterior modifications, including installing wheelchair lifts. Repair Affair is a project in partnership with the Remodelers Council of the Home Builders Association of Lexington and is the largest of RCHF's activities. Repair Affair assists low-income, elderly homeowners with much needed exterior repairs to their house at no cost to the home owner. Prepare Affair is a collaboration between RCHF, the three Lexington Lowe's stores/Lowe's Heroes Program, the Remodelers Council, and Shiloh Baptist Church to provide a free community workshop on home repairs and provide weatherization related repairs on the exterior of homes for low-income elderly home owners. Emergency Repair Services for very low-income elderly homeowners who have urgent housing repair needs like furnace, air conditioning, water heaters, and plumbing. Single-Parent Scholar House Home Ownership Program (formerly Virginia Place). The Scholar House is a single-parent facility providing support services while the parent develops educational and family life skills. RCHF assists graduates in purchasing their first home by providing up to $2,500 for their closing costs. These funds are made available through Realtor donations. Upon graduation, Realtors volunteer their time to assist the graduates in reaching their goal of homeownership.
Impact Statement
RCHF and community partners repaired 15 homes for low-income elderly (62 yrs. old and older) home owners in Fayette County through Repair Affair,  provided a roof replacements in Anderson and Franklin counties, and contributed to repairs in Anderson, Scott and Woodford Counties; provided a free weatherization workshop at Shiloh Baptist Church for approximately 45 people and made weatherization repairs and yard clean-up on 10 homes for low-income elderly home owners through the Prepare Affair program; assisted 10 very-low-income elderly home owners with emergency plumbing and/or HVAC repairs througthe Emergency Program; built over 15 ramps in Fayette County, and several ramps each in Anderson, Clark,  Jessamine and Nicholas Counties; and helped one graduate of One Paraentia Place become a home owner. 
In 2010, RCHF goals include completing at least one project in Anderson, Bourbon, Clark, Franklin, Jessamine, Montgomery, Nicholas, Powell, Scott, and Woodford Counties; 20 Repair Affair projects, 10 RAMP projects, 5 Emergency Repairs, Prepare Affair workshop for 50 people, and 9 homes prepared for the winter in Prepare Affair, all in Fayette County.
 
In addition, RCHF goal for 2010 is to accelerate fundraising efforts by applying for grants from more diverse background and initiating annual campaign, as well as finding innovative ways to increase media exposure by partnering with other agencies on common goals.
Needs Statement
Financial Contributions - need to increase by $80,000 annually.
Volunteers for exterior repairs on homes and building ramps for people with disabilities.
In-kind donations of materials for roofs, repairs, ramps.
Volunteers for PR/communications, fundraising, administrative support.
Increase Endowment Contributions Annually
CEO/Executive Director Statement The Realtor Community Housing Foundation is a unique organization for many reasons. It is one of few Foundations started by a Realtor Association; has solid and diverse community partnerships that make the programs possible; the programs are provided at no cost to the home owner; the repairs cover areas that are not being covered by other agencies; and a team of devoted volunteers who continually give of their time, talent and treasure to make sure that low-income home owners and people with disabilities have safe places to live. There is a commitment among the volunteers and board that takes them above and beyond in service of community members who need help. 
Board Chair Statement As President of the Realtor Community Housing Foundation I am pleased to report that this year 2012 is the 20th anniversary of RCHF. Our biggest project each year is Repair Affair. This event helps low income, elderly people that are unable financially and physically to repair their homes. We were able to repair 520 homes over the years. Another ongoing project for the RCHF is building ramps for those that can not afford to have them built. This allows people that would not be able to leave their homes to have access to come and go from their homes. 160 ramps have been built over the years. Prepare Affair is another project RCHF is involved with in partnership with Lowe's. This project helps people prepare their homes for winter months. RCHF continues to apply for various grants. As most nonprofits, we are challenged with the monetary donations that we have received this year, but our goal is to continue to fundraise and proceed with an annual campaign to keep the RCHF thriving. It is very touching to hear how grateful the recipients of the services provided by the Realtor-Community Housing Foundation are every year. This is a way for the Realtor and housing industry to give back to the community by providing hours of labor, in-kind donations and their hard earned dollars.
Geographic Areas Served
Areas
Anderson County
Bourbon County
Clark County
Fayette County
Franklin County
Jessamine County
Montgomery County
Nicholas County
Powell County
Scott County
Woodford County

Anderson, Bourbon, Clark, Fayette, Franklin, Jessamine, Montgomery, Nicholas, Powell, Scott, and Woodford Counties

Board Chair
Board Chair Ms. Pat Borg
Company Affiliation Weesner Properties
Term Jan 2014 to Dec 2015
Board Members
NameAffiliationStatus
Mr. Tim Adams Guardian savingsVoting
Pat Borg Weesner Properties
Gesela Brown Fifth Third Bank
Mr. Greg Buchanan ERA Select Real EstaeVoting
Mr. Philip Conrad HBALVoting
Shirley DeBoor Keller Williams
Melinda Earlywine Century 21 Commonwealth
Ms. Carolyn Edwards Re/MAX CreativeVoting
Mr. Chris Evans Mortgage Bankers Assoc of the Bluegrass/Thoroughbred LendingExofficio
Deni Hamilton Coldwell Banker McMahan
Ms. Elaine Hangis Lexington-Bluegrass Association of Realtors (LBAR)NonVoting
Laura Hayden Rector Hayden, Realtors
Noreen Jeremiah BB&T
Mr. Todd Johnson Home Builders Association of Lexington (HBAL)Exofficio
Amy Lunsford One Parent Scholar House
Mr. Trey McCallie T/D & Associates Real EstateVoting
Mr. Ed Moore Community VolunteerVoting
Ms. Becky Murphy Charlie Murphy Real EstateVoting
Ms. Laura Ratliff Keller Williams Greater LexingtonVoting
Mr. Jeff Rietze Rector-Hayden RealtorsVoting
Bo Smith Keller Williams
Mr. Jim Versaw Versaw & VersawVoting
Mr. Casey Weesner Weesner PropertiesVoting
Ms. Joan Whitman Whitman Real EstateVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 24
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 11
Female 13
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 65%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 75%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 85%
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 4
Board Co-Chair
Board CoChair Ms. Deni Hamilton
Company Affiliation Coldwell-Banker McMahan
Term Jan 2014 to Dec 2015
Standing Committees
Audit
Board Governance
Communications / Promotion / Publicity / Public Relations
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Executive
Finance
Program / Program Planning
Project Oversight
Comments
CEO Comments
RCHF works hard to continually review by-laws and update policy and procedures to ensure transparency and compliance. Over the past five years, RCHF has implemented a working committee structure actively engaging board members on all levels of the organization.
CEO/Executive Director
Executive Director Elaine Hangis
Term Start June 1992
Email elaine@lbar.com
Experience

Associated with LBAR for 43 years - CEO for the past 28 years; involved with the establishment of RCHF; trained in association management - oversees an association with a  staff of eight and membership of 1,99+

Staff
Full Time Staff 8
Part Time Staff 0
Volunteers 200
Contractors 0
Retention Rate 100%
Management Reports to Board? Yes
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 8
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 0
Female 8
Unspecified 0
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Comments
CEO Comments
RCHF works hard to continually review policies and procedures to ensure compliance, transparency, and focus on efficient programming. 
Description

Repair Affair is a project in partnership with the Remodelers Council of the Home Builders Association of Lexington and is the largest of RCHF’s activities. Repair Affair assists low-income, elderly homeowners with much needed exterior repairs to their house at no cost to the home owner. Without assistance, these family homes continue to deteriorate and can      reach the point of becoming condemnable. The long-term implication of such neglect is the relocation of households to temporary housing or homelessness.

Budget Adminsitrative/Staff 20,000; 50,000 grant funds; 100,000 in-kind donations
Category Housing, General/Other Home Repair Programs
Population Served Aging, Elderly, Senior Citizens, Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent,
Program Short Term Success
Repairs on the homes will allow 100 percent of the home owners to live in their homes longer and prevent further deterioration of the home.
Program Long term Success
The goal of Repair Affair is that neighborhoods will benefit in the long-term by allowing home owners that receive repairs on the outside of their home to stay in their homes due to prevention of further deterioration of the home. By allowing the home owners that love their homes and neighborhoods to stay in the home/neighborhood this will help sustain neihborhoods and encourage neighbors to take steps to take care of their homes.
Program Success Monitored By
RCHF staff is in contact with the homeoweners by phone to feedback after project completion.
Examples of Program Success
520 homes owned by low-income elderly home owners have been repaired over the years. Feed back from home owners includes a widower in his 80s that told RCHF he would have tried to take out a loan and gone into further debt if RCHF was not there to help him get a new roof. Another couple wrote, "...Words can not express the gratitude felt...It was really wonderful to see people you do not know volunteer to do repairs unable to be done by home owners. This affair is truly a God blessed affair from people with the kindest hearts..."
Description

The Remodeling for Access and Mobility Program (RAMP) makes homes more accessible with the installation of ramps and/or other adaptations for persons with disabilities and/or mobility impairments. Community volunteers and volunteers from the Remodelers Council construct accessible ramps or make other necessary exterior modifications, including installing wheelchair lifts.

Budget Admin/Staff 15,000, Grants 45,000, in-kind 30,000
Category Housing, General/Other Barrier-Free Housing
Population Served Elderly and/or Disabled, ,
Program Short Term Success
Provide safe access in and out of the home for 100 percent of the ramp recipients.
Program Long term Success
160 people with disabilities/mobility impairments have received a ramp or wheelchair lift over the years at no cost. Provide long-term independence for person with disability/mobility impairment to be able to safely enter and exit their home safely to enable healthier income opportunities of family members to work and not have to leave work to make sure loved one can safely get in and out of house for public transportation; emergency; or even just to get a breath of fresh air.
Program Success Monitored By
Safe access in and out of the home for the ramp recipient is measured by volunteers who build the ramp witness the person using the ramp for the first time. Also, RCHF staff contacts the recipient by phone to follow-up.
Examples of Program Success
Recipients of the ramp are so excited to be able to safely go in and out of their homes with out the help of a family member. One recipient called to say the he was so happy that he no longer had to crawl up and down the steps of his manufactured home anymore and he could wheel his chair into the house instead of having to leave it outside his home at the bottom of the steps.
Description

Prepare Affair is a collaboration between RCHF, the three Lexington Lowe’s stores/Lowe’s Heroes Program, the Remodelers Council, and Shiloh Baptist Church to provide a free community workshop on home repairs and provide weatherization related repairs on the exterior of homes for low-income elderly home owners.

Budget admin/staff 5,000, donations/community partners 25,000
Category Housing, General/Other Weatherization
Population Served Aging, Elderly, Senior Citizens, Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent,
Program Short Term Success
35 home owners have been recipients of this free program that also includes a free public workshop to help educate the public on simple steps to weatherize your home (over 120 workshop attendees total).
Program Long term Success
Weatherization related repairs made during Prepare Affair include storm windows, storm doors, weather stripping, caulking etc. Long-term results are to assist the home owner to help stay in their home and make it ready for winter, make it more comfortable against cold weather and lower heating bills by blocking cold air infiltration around doors/windows. The public education component is a free workshop to educate members of the public on weatherizing their homes. Simple steps everyone can do at home to lower usage, block cold air, lower heating bills.
Program Success Monitored By
RCHF staff speaks with recipients of program regarding satisfaction of repairs made and resulting benefits.
Description

Emergency Repair Service for very low-income elderly homeowners who have urgent housing repair needs like furnace, air conditioning, water heaters, and plumbing.

Budget 3,000 admin/staff, 10,000 grants
Category Housing, General/Other Home Repair Programs
Population Served Aging, Elderly, Senior Citizens, Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent,
Program Short Term Success
Allows the home owner an option to find relief from urgent repair need that will affect if the home owner can remain in his or her home in a safe and sanitary environment.
Program Long term Success
110 very-low-income elderly home owners have been able to stay in their homes by receiving emergency repairs. With out help on these repairs plumbing and HVAC problems may make the home inhabitable and the elderly home owner would be living in substandard housing, sometimes in extreme temperatures that could be deadly at worst and unsanitary plumbing situations at the least.
Program Success Monitored By
Completing the repair and RCHF staff talking with the home owner by phone to make sure emergency has been resolved.
Description

Single-Parent Scholar House Home Ownership Program (formerly Virginia Place) The Scholar House is a single-parent facility providing support services while the parent develops educational and family life skills. RCHF assists graduates in purchasing their first home by providing up to $2,500 for their closing costs. These funds are made available through Realtor® donations. Upon graduation, Realtors® volunteer their time to assist the graduates in reaching their goal of homeownership.

Budget all volunteer program, minimal admin/staff time under 100 annually
Category
Population Served , ,
Program Comments
CEO Comments
The challenge that our volunteers and staff often face is wanting to do more for so many of the low-income elderly and people with disabilities who need our help. Seeing more need than current resources can address and seeking additional resources to begin to meet those needs. 
Plans & Policies
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 5
Date Strategic Plan Adopted Mar 2006
Management Succession Plan? Yes
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Collaborations
RCHF collaborates with many individuals and entities to accomplish the program goals, including: Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government, Kentucky Housing Corporation, National Association of Realtors, Lexington-Bluegrass Association of Realtors, Home Builders Association of Lexington (HBAL), Remodelers Council of HBAL, Mortgage Bankers Association of the Bluegrass, Lowe's Heroes Program/Lexington Lowe's Stores, Bluegrass PRIDE, Shiloh Baptist Church, Immanuel Baptist Church, Word of Hope Church, Lexington Firefighters, Bluegrass Area Agency on Aging and Independent Living, Hospice of the Bluegrass and many community individuals.
Awards
Awards
Award/RecognitionOrganizationYear
Lexington named an Amabassador City for RCHF Partnerships/ProgramsNational Association of Realtors & U.S. Conference of Mayors2009
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the Government? Yes
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01, 2014
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2014
Projected Revenue $57,725.00
Projected Expenses $71,335.00
Spending Policy N/A
Detailed Financials
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available). Revenue from foundations and corporations may be included in individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201220112010
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$37,938$75,973$153,353
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Federal------
State------
Local------
Unspecified------
Individual Contributions------
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Investment Income, Net of Losses$182$301$679
Membership Dues------
Special Events$7,226$1,985$9,528
Revenue In-Kind------
Other------
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201220112010
Program Expense----$90,794
Administration Expense----$73,697
Fundraising Expense------
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.540.780.99
Program Expense/Total Expenses0%0%55%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201220112010
Total Assets$213,828$251,169$279,948
Current Assets$213,828$251,169$279,948
Long-Term Liabilities$1,527----
Current Liabilities----$6,244
Total Net Assets$212,301$251,169$273,704
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
State Registration Yes
Address 2250 Regency Road
Lexington, KY 40503
Primary Phone 859 276-2693
Contact Email RCHF@LBAR.com
CEO/Executive Director Elaine Hangis
Board Chair Ms. Pat Borg
Board Chair Company Affiliation Weesner Properties