Orange Avenue United Tenants Association, Inc.
Contact Information
Address 1700 JOE LOUIS ST STE 165
Telephone (850) 224-2143
Fax 850 224-4358
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At A Glance
Organization DBA
United Tenants Association, Inc.
Organization's type of tax exempt status Public Supported Charity
EIN Number 23-7376011
Year of Incorporation 1979
Financial Summary
Projected Revenue $41,061.00
Projected Expenses $41,061.00
Mission Statement

The mission of OAUTA is to promote the social welfare of low income and public housing residents within Leon County.

Needs Statement
OAUTA’s need include: 
1. Financial- OAUTA is committed to the continued training of its current and future board members to insure that all board members know and have knowledge of OAUTA and what it takes to help the public housing residents of Tallahassee Housing Authority.  We are also committed to bringing to the same residents programs that empower the residents towards self-sufficiency. 
2. Educational- OAUTA is a non-profit organization that believes in the educational advancement of the residents who desire it. We encourage the public housing residents of Tallahassee Housing Authority to increase their knowledge by higher education. We also encourage the residents who inspire to open their own business to do so through acquiring the knowledge of the business that they desire through community partnerships.
3. Volunteers-Having volunteers at OAUTA are essential to community involvement. It gives others outside the community a chance to help out the residents that need it and gives residents who volunteer a sense of knowing that they are helping their community become a better place. OAUTA is always on the lookout for those with the heart to give back to the community through volunteering around the community.
Impact Statement
OAUTA accomplished the following items:
  1.    Recruited 4 new board members to serve on the Board of Directors with expertise in varying fields
  2.  Held the 3rd annual Breast Cancer Awareness program and provided residents with voucher for free mammograms.
  3.    Applied and received grant funds for Childhood Obesity Prevention and Education to assist with establishment of community garden and educating families regarding health issues.
Background Statement

In 1972, residents of the Orange Avenue Apartments began to meet, organize, and address their concerns. In December 1973, the group incorporated as OAUTA. It began to advocate on behalf of residents, and provide meaningful social and human services programs directly to residents. In 1974, the organization added the word "United" to encompass all public housing units.

The Tenants Association from 1972 to 1978 depended solely on private funds and in-kind contributions. To carry out its mission, Grassroots organizers community members and volunteers have actively participated in activities which have meant a better life for all members of the organization.

From 1978 to 1981, OAUTA received a grant from the Law Enforcement Assistance Administration (LEAA). At the same time it developed the Citizens Dispute Council. This program taught persons in low income areas organizational techniques and administrative procedures, and provided quality counseling to area youth and their families.

OAUTA is currently receiving funding from HUD via the Tallahassee Housing Authority (THA) to provide services to residents in public housing. Throughout its existence OAUTA has received grants and funding from Legal Services of North Florida, Leon County Schools, CETA, Leon County Human Resources and other entities.

OAUTA has provided public housing residents, and residents in the surrounding area programs including adult education, job placement, crime prevention and juvenile delinquency alternative, public education and awareness, tutoring services, tenant newsletters, notices and field trips. OAUTA has also organized recreational activities, counseling, summer youth employment, and has operated as a clearinghouse for resources and referral.

Membership in OAUTA is automatic to all residents of public housing in Leon County. The members elect the board of directors which consists of public housing tenants and includes representative from each of the four housing sites.

Service Categories
Neighborhood/Block Association
Areas of Service
Areas Served

The tenants association represents all tenants in public housing and Section 8 housing owned and operated by Tallahassee Housing Authority within Leon and Gadsden Counties.

CEO Statement/Executive Director Statement
OAUTA's resources and efforts are devoted to charitable, educational, social and recreational purposes.
OAUTA provides a unified voice for public housing, Section 8, low income and very low income residents in the community.
There is no other organization within Leon and surrounding counties that is compromised of public housing residents that are working to empower each other and the surrounding communities.  Thus HUD recognizes OAUTA as the jurisdiction wide resident council and provides funding although limited.


We offer resident led community education programs in the following areas: Breast Cancer Awareness, Leadership, On the Job Training for residents in an office setting.
Budget $15,000.00
Category Community Development, General/Other
Population Served Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent, Minorities, Unemployed, Underemployed, Dislocated
Program Success Monitored By
The program success is monitored by the number of residents that participate in program from year to year.
Childhood Obesity and Prevention Education (COPE) for the children and their families living within public housing in Leon County. We also provide opportunities for residents to plant, grow and harvest fresh fruits and vegetables.
Budget $0.00
Category Food, Agriculture & Nutrition, General/Other Sustainable Agriculture
Population Served Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent, Minorities, Unemployed, Underemployed, Dislocated
Program Success Monitored By
The program was began in 2012 and is currently under evaluation through pre and post test of participants.
The community garden has been designed and built to begin planting for the Fall 2013.
Program Comments
CEO Statement/Executive Director/Board Comments
Board Chair
Board Chair Mrs Chuvala Brown
Company Affiliation President, Executive Director, Site Representitve
Term Aug 2012 to Aug 2013
Board Co-Chair
Board CoChair Mrs Fatimah Jackson
Company Affiliation Vice President, Site Representitive
Term Aug 2012 to Aug 2013
Board Members
Miss Joslin Bellamy Site Representitve
Mrs Chuvala Brown President, Executive Director, Site Represtitive
Mrs Daisy Hayes Alternate Site Representitve
Mr Oliver Hill Sr.Site Representitve
Mrs Fatimah Jackson Vice President, Site Representative
Miss Danielle Johnson Assistant Secretary, Site Representitve
Miss Pamela Manuel Site Representitve
Mrs Wilma Rhodes Secretary, Site Representitve
Miss Phaidra Spires Site Representitve
Mrs Iranetta Williams Site Representitve
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 10
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 0
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 1
Female 9
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 0
Board Meeting Attendance % 68%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? No
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 0%
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 10
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Chuvala Brown
Term Start Aug 2012
Full Time Staff 1
Part Time Staff 1
Volunteers 9
Contractors 1
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation No
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency N/A
NonManagement Formal Evaluation N/A
Non Management Formal Evaluation Frequency N/A
Plans & Policies
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Under Development
Management Succession Plan? Under Development
Organization Policy and Procedures Under Development
Nondiscrimination Policy Under Development
Whistleblower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01 2013
Fiscal Year End Dec 31 2013
Projected Revenue $41,061.00
Projected Expenses $41,061.00
Spending Policy N/A
Form 990s
Audit or In-House Financial Documents
IRS Letter of Dtermination
Detailed Financials
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201220112010
Program Expense$25,001$14,357$14,986
Administration Expense$5,142$0$0
Fundraising Expense$4,870$0$0
Payments to Affiliates--$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.301.251.04
Program Expense/Total Expenses71%100%100%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue54%----
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201220112010
Total Assets$11,527$2,434$3,218
Current Assets$11,527$2,434$3,218
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$0$0$0
Total Net Assets$11,527$2,434$3,218
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201220112010
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201220112010
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? No
Foundation Comments
  • Financial figures were taken from the 2012 Audit and the 2011 and 2010 in-house financial statements.
  • More in depth financial figures are currently being calculated for the 2010 and 2011 in-house financial statements. 
Additional Documents
State Charitable Solicitations Permit
Nonprofit Orange Avenue United Tenants Association, Inc.
Address 1700 JOE LOUIS ST STE 165
TALLAHASSEE , FL 323041961
Primary Phone 850 224-2143
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Contact Email
CEO/Executive Director Chuvala Brown
Board Chair Mrs Chuvala Brown
Board Chair Company Affiliation President, Executive Director, Site Representitve
Year of Incorporation 1979