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, President
Jeanna GunderKline, Co-Vice President
Malta Von Matthiessen
Kevin McGruder, Treasurer
David Seitz, Co-Vice 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 Co-Chairs, Board of Directors
Yellow Springs Home, Inc. celebrates its 20th anniversary this year and the role of affordable housing as "key to community." Our cover celebrates this milestone by showcasing our very first Community Land Trust home. In 2000, the “Let’s Build a House” campaign was launched with grassroots volunteer leadership to rehab the former Ensley house.
Today, the cottage on North High Street has been home to four families—learn more about each on page 6. The re-sales of this first home over more than 15 years show the strength of the Community Land Trust. Today there is actually more subsidy in the home than when it was first sold. All sellers went on to purchase market rate homes, and no additional funds were needed to keep the purchase price affordable.
As part of the recently completed Yellow Springs Housing Needs Assessment, many villagers expressed how key affordable housing is to our future. There are many factors that impact the overall affordability of living in Yellow Springs—central is the cost of housing whether one is buying or renting. In our 20th year we are broadening our focus to serve more of the village’s housing needs.
Now, in 2018, we begin construction on Forest Village Homes—six affordable rental units on Dayton Street.
We are proud that this project begins to make good on Home, Inc.’s promise to offer rental options to those of lower area median income than previous home buyers. We are also thrilled to begin work on the Glen Cottages Pocket Neighborhood. 12-14 rental and owned homes will serve families and seniors with a mixed range of incomes and will further promote a small community. Finally, we are optimistic that this year we will make good on our commitment to pursue a senior apartment building.
Each year, Home, Inc. grows in its capacity and ability to fulfill our mission thanks in no small part to your continued community support.
We thank you and ask that you keep investing in our mission as we broaden our focus, increase in scale, and venture into our 20th anniversary.
Co-chair, Board of Directors
Co-chair, Board of Directors