Board & Committees
Yellow Springs Home, Inc. is a membership organization. Once a year the general membership meets and elects trustees to the board. Some of these nominations are made by the board and some by the membership. The board has up to 12 members, one-third of whom are income qualified to own a Home, Inc. home. There is always at least one homeowner representative on the board. To see our Board meetings calendar scroll to the bottom of the page.
Board of Directors
Chris Bongorno, Projects Committee
Malta Von Matthiessen
Luisa Bieri Rios
Cynthia Sanford, Treasurer
David Seitz, Publications Chair
Susan Stiles, President
Committees & Groups
Project Advisory & Asset Committee
Stewardship Advisory Group
Scroll below for a committee and board meetings calendar
See below for our latest financial records:
A Message from our President and Director
We’re committed to “a place for all” at Yellow Springs Home, Inc. It’s the idea that we’re all in this together -- that income diversity is critical to our future and our strength. Our mission is rooted in the values of inclusion, fairness, and opportunity for all. We’re taking practical steps to achieve this vision by creating a legacy of inclusion in our community through permanently affordable housing.
Home, Inc. worked diligently to produce and rehab affordable community land trust homes last year. We are proud that we now have 22 homes placed into service. 2016 marked the completion of the historic Cemetery Street partnership with the Village of Yellow Springs. As a result, four families including 11 children create a thriving neighborhood. All of the homes in our program will be affordable for generations, growing our mission impact with each family served. Our client-first, community-first program included financial coaching made available to dozens of households last year. Our goal is to create value for each and every client who walks through the door through high-level, individualized financial coaching services. We also became certified to offer low-interest mortgages in-house through a partnership with the USDA.
In the spirit of housing for all, we are committed to pursuing rental housing to broaden our mission impact. Last year we made significant headway in this area by securing preliminary funding commitments for more than $850,000 for our pilot Forest Village Homes project.
There are few things in life more important than housing. Affordable, quality housing has a transformational impact in so many areas, from health and well-being to financial freedom to youth outcomes. A common thread in our work is that everyone should be welcome in our community. In this time of a divided nation and state, this idea is vital to the integrity of our town.
Thanks to your continued support, we’re creating lasting change in our own backyards and “a place for all” in the housing of our community.
Chair, Board of Directors