Housing, Shelter

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles

  • Bellflower, CA
  • www.habitatla.org

Mission Statement

Seeking to put God's love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.

Founded in 1990, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) provides safe, decent and affordable housing to low and very low-income individuals (those earning between 30-80 percent of the local Area Median Income) residing throughout the greater Los Angeles area. Our service area covers two thirds of Los Angeles County, including 112 cities and unincorporated areas, from downtown Los Angeles to Long Beach, and from Whittier to Malibu. On average, Habitat LA serves about 3,200 people each year through homeownership, home repair, youth programs and various types of training, including financial literacy, construction, and leadership.

Habitat LA has been recognized as the top-producing affiliate in California, and in September 2014, was awarded a Four Star rating from Charity Navigator for the fourth consecutive year for sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency. More recently, Habitat LA was selected as a 2015-2017 "Affiliate of Distinction" by Habitat for Humanity International for the second time since the inaugural 2013-2015 term. This award puts Habitat LA among the top one percent of over 1,400 Habitat for Humanity affiliates nationwide. In 2015, Habitat LA was named one of Los Angeles' Top 25 Residential Builders by the Los Angeles Business Journal for the second consecutive year.

Main Programs

  1. Home Repair Progam
  2. Habitat for Humanity Homeownership
  3. Youth Programs

service areas

California

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ruling year

1987

chief executive for fy 1998

Ms. Erin G. Rank

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Keywords

nonprofit housing, homeownership, neighborhood, foreclosure

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EIN

33-0416470

Physical Address

8739 Artesia Blvd

Bellflower, CA 90706

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Housing Development, Construction, Management (L20)

Housing Rehabilitation (L25)

Community, Neighborhood Development, Improvement (S20)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Impact statement

Habitat LA builds homes with those who demonstrate need and the willingness to partner with Habitat for Humanity. Families are not given the homes; they purchase them at no profit through interest free loans. Mortgage payments are placed into a revolving Fund for Humanity to build future homes. Through this approach we give families a "hand up" restoring the hope and dignity that poverty housing can strip away.

Programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

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Program 1

Home Repair Progam

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA)'s program provides interior and exterior home repairs free of charge to qualifying low-income homeowners.  Repairs include but are not limited to roof and window repair and replacement, security bar and handrail repair installation, painting, and landscaping. Interested homeowners must demonstrate proof of ownership, residency in the Greater LA region and financial need.  This program is targeted towards low-income households earning less than 80% of area median income.  To date, the Home Repair Program has provided over 230 low-income homeowners with critically needed home repairs. Approximately 80 percent of the beneficiaries of this program are low-income senior citizens.

Category

Housing

Budget

Population Served

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Aging/Elderly/Senior Citizens

Disabled, General or Disability Unspecified

Program 2

Habitat for Humanity Homeownership

HFH GLA builds and renovates housing in partnership with qualified low-income partner families to build safe, affordable housing in the greater L.A. area.  Partner families are determined through a selection process based upon their need for adequate housing, their ability to pay back a zero interest equivalency home loan and their willingness to partner with the organization.

Category

Housing

Budget

Population Served

General Public/Unspecified

Program 3

Youth Programs

Through Habitat for Humanity's Youth Initiatives, volunteers ages 5-25, help give these families a safe place to call home.  Youth can participate through leadership activities, advocacy, fundraising and more.  

Category

Youth Development

Budget

Population Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Young Adults (20-25 years) -- currently not in use

service areas

California

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Funding Needs

HFH GLA is reliant on contributions from individuals, corporations, foundations, and faith communities to help fight the poverty housing crisis in Los Angeles County.  There are a variety of ways in which one can support this vital work, including gifts in cash, stock or land, car donations, gifts in kind, and planned gifts.

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HABITAT FOR HUMANITY OF GREATER LOS ANGELES
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles

Leadership

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CHIEF EXECUTIVE FOR FISCAL YEAR

Ms. Erin G. Rank

STATEMENT FROM THE CEO

"Ms. Rank has 18 years of experience in nonprofit management. She has served in this position since January 1998. Under her leadership the organization has grown from an all-volunteer staff, which built 1 home each year and had a budget of $200,000 annually, to an affiliate that is in the Top 20 nationwide. The annual operating for the 2015-2016 fiscal year is $8.9 million."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. Daniel Burgner

Burgner Experiential

Term: July 2015 - June 2016

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