ZOOM House serves families in transition by providing safe, affordable housing, in a community that offers services to promote and support family and economic self-sufficiency. Through opportunities for education advancement, job training, and neighborhood involvement, families and individuals feel welcome, find hope, and can get a fresh start on life.
Established in 1999, ZOOM House operates with one 1.0 FTE staff Director of Programs managing the partnership with contracted Property Manager and volunteer infrastructure. There is heavy reliance on a working Board of Directors for both governance and implementation of operational strategy. The board consists of 10 members from the surrounding community and partner organizations, all concerned with improving the lives of program participants and the neighborhood in which ZOOM House resides.
Current programs include Supportive Housing in conjunction with Hennepin County, Minnesota Families Affordable Rental Investment Fund (MARIF), one-bedroom apartment housing for recipients of Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) funds, and studio apartments for low income-qualified tenants. All residents must meet the selection criteria for the building which include rental, credit, employment, and criminal background checks.
The ZOOM House Board is currently in the process of redefining our strategic goals and will finalize them in early 2020.
Annual budget: $410,000 – Earned Income, Foundations, Individual Contributions
ZOOM House is seeking board members with skills in the following areas:
- Facilities and Real Estate
- Financial Management
- Strategic and Business Planning
- Number of members currently: 8
- Meeting time and frequency: 12 meetings annually
- Meeting location: Minneapolis
- Time Expectation: Up to 5 hours/month
- Financial Contribution Required: Yes, at a level meaningful to the board member.
- Service on Committee Required: Yes
- Length of Term: 3 Years
- Renewable: Yes
- Does nonprofit carry liability insurance? No