Accessible Space, Inc. (ASI)

Mission Statement

The mission of Accessible Space, Inc. (ASI) is to provide housing with care for persons with physical disabilities and brain injuries, as well as seniors and veterans. This mission is accomplished through the development, management and ownership of accessible, affordable housing, supportive care, customized living and rehabilitation services.

Impact and Programs

Accomplishments In 2021, Accessible Space, Inc.’s (ASI) departments had the following impacts: 1. Minnesota Services served 130 very low-income adults with physical disabilities and/or traumatic brain injuries in 2021. Customized Living and Community Residential Services units maintained a vacancy rate of 7.6%. 2. The Nevada Community Enrichment Program (NCEP) and Nevada Supportive Housing Services (NSHS) increased NCEP’s daily census and served 124 individuals with traumatic brain injuries. NCEP’s new Spencer Street Campus opened on November 4, 2021. As of December 31, 2021 ASI Spencer had 21 residents. 3. Human Resources continued to hire, train and manage ASI employees with 475 employed as of December 31, 2021. 4. Finance provided financial management for 121 nonprofit affiliates. Sites in Minnesota, Nevada and 23 other states continued their successful operations. ASI has not used its Line of Credit since 2012. 5. Real Estate Development completed the 40 unit ASI Spencer. Vegas Valley Senior Supportive Housing Development that was awarded Low Income Housing Tax Credits, HUD Section 811, Federal Home Loan Bank of Cincinnati and Nevada Housing Division National Housing Trust Funds as part of its funding package. 6. Property Management had an average vacancy rate in 2021 of 6.88%. In April 2021 ASI assumed management of Voyageur Apartments, a 38 unit LIHTC building, in Great Falls, Montana. 7. Fund Development raised $2,983,887 in grants from foundations and government entities. Another $64,585 in funding requests were outstanding at the end of 2021.
Current Goals Departments of Accessible Space, Inc. (ASI): Minnesota Services: To maintain maximum (97%) occupancy at service sites through increased marketing and positive relationships with referral agencies, as well as with residents and their families. To complete the transition to Integrated Community Support (ICS) services at the eight, eligible apartment sites that provide 24/7/365 “housing with care.” Nevada Community Enrichment Program: To provide cost-effective, community-based and high quality day treatment, residential, neurobehavioral and independent living services to Nevadans with disabilities. Human Resources Department: To recruit, train, recognize and retain well-qualified employees in order to fully meet ASI’s staffing needs – and to engage those staff in the active pursuit of the mission of Accessible Space, Inc. Finance Department: To provide quality financial management for ASI's services and increasing base of nonprofit affiliates. Real Estate Development: To develop safe, accessible and affordable housing for low, very low and extremely low income persons with disabilities, as well as seniors and veterans. Property Management Department: To provide safe, accessible, affordable and well-managed housing for persons with disabilities as well as seniors and veterans. To maintain an annual average occupancy rate of 95% or higher and achieve full occupancy within 60 days of opening a new, non-service building or within 120 days of opening a new service building. Fund Development Department: Raise 15-20% of ASI’s 2023 budget through foundation/corporate grants, municipal/government grants, civic organizations and individual contributions.
Community or Constituency Served Accessible Space, Inc. (ASI) serves very low-income adults with physical disabilities and/or brain injuries as well as very low-income seniors and veterans.
Geographic Area Served Accessible Space, Inc. (ASI) owns/manages accessible, affordable apartment buildings and group homes in 25 states. Nonprofits in an additional six states have partnered with ASI to develop accessible, affordable housing.

Reports & Finances

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Major Program Expenses
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Community Residential Services:
Nevada Community Enrichment:
Nevada Supportive Housing Services:
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Notes from the Council

Organization Last Reviewed on 04/06/2023

This date is representative of when we completed our initial Accountability Wizard® nonprofit review, and provided the organization with their results. This review is good for three years from the date provided
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2550 University Avenue West
Saint Paul, MN 55114-2014
Phone: 651-645-7271

General Information

Alternative Name: ASI, Nevada Community Enrichment Program, NCEP
EIN: 41-1330242
Principal Staff: Stephen Vander Schaaf
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE): 415
Volunteer Opportunities: No
Number of Clients: 4,356
Ruling Year: 1981


Board Chair: Mark E. Hamel
Number of Board Members: 9
Board Meetings with Quorum: 4
Average Member Attendance: 8

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