Donations to EHI are tax-deductible. It received recognition from the IRS as a public charity, under IRC sec. 501(c)(3), on September 19, 2008--as the "Center for Social Welfare under the American Constitutions" (CSWAC). (The organization adopted the trade name "Equitable Housing Institute" in 2010 (see certificate below).)
- To view the IRS Ruling Letter, CLICK HERE.
- To view the certificate of EHI's trade name, issued by the Fairfax County government on Oct. 29, 2010, CLICK HERE.
- To view the acknowledgement by the Virginia State Corporation Commission of filing of that certificate on Nov. 2, 2010, CLICK HERE.
(Please note that we have omitted the organization's street address and EIN on web copies of documents.)
EHI is committed to minimizing administrative and fundraising expenses. In fact, EHI uses donations from persons not affiliated with it solely for its investigations, reports, advocacy and other programs directly promoting affordable housing.
EHI’s latest audited financial summary statement is for calendar year 2014. To see that financial summary, CLICK HERE. To see the 2014 audit letter, CLICK HERE. EHI’s percentage of Administrative and Fundraising Expenses for 2014 was less than 17%.(Since its founding in 2008, its overall percentage of Administrative and Fundraising Expenses has been about 20%).
To guard against conflicts of interest, EHI has a written Conflict of Interest Policy that has been accepted by the Internal Revenue Service. Each Director and Officer must sign a financial disclosure statement annually in accordance with that Policy.