Old Colony Habitat for Humanity

A Hand Up, Not A Hand OUt

aka Habitat for Humanity   |   Attleboro, MA   |  www.oldcolonyhabitat.org

Mission

Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry dedicated to eliminating substandard housing and homelessness worldwide and to making adequate, affordable shelter a matter of conscience and action. Habitat invites people from all faiths and walks of life to work together in partnership, building houses with families in need.

Ruling year info

1987

CEO

Kimberly Thomas Ms

Main address

9 Washington Street

Attleboro, MA 02703 USA

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EIN

04-3014778

NTEE code info

Housing Development, Construction, Management (L20)

Christian (X20)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit organization that helps families build and improve places to call home. We believe affordable housing plays a critical role in strong and stable communities.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Old Colony ReStore

To build decent, affordable houses for low-income people.

Population(s) Served

A world where everyone has a decent place to live.
Old Colony Habitat for Humanity was founded in 1989 as Attleboro Area Habitat for Humanity and is a locally run affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing organization. Habitat succeeds in reintroducing into neighborhoods the most basic building block of any community – the homeowner.

Population(s) Served
Social and economic status

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of homeowners/tenants rating their feeling of safety in and around their homes as satisfactory

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Family relationships

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of homebuyers/tenants with low incomes receiving housing subsidies as a result of the nonprofit's efforts

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Health, Family relationships

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

A world where everyone has a decent place to live.
Old Colony Habitat for Humanity was founded in 1989 as Attleboro Area Habitat for Humanity and is a locally run affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing organization. Habitat succeeds in reintroducing into neighborhoods the most basic building block of any community – the homeowner.

HOME BUILD DAY
We work with many generous community partners who support our homes. We have many opportunities to support our mission with full sponsorships for a build, an opportunity to build a room in the home build, purchase the foundation, buy the land, or to join us in a team build day.

Old Colony Habitat for Humanity has expanded its mission beyond building houses. We are committed to serving more families in our service area who are in need of light repairs to their home, some help with accessibility issues, and if needed, assistance with more serious repairs to maintain a safe and livable home.

Donate online and help build strength, stability, and self-reliance through shelter! At Old Colony We build because we believe that everyone, everywhere, should have a healthy, affordable place to call home. Donate money, resources, time or a vehicle.

Habitat volunteers come from all walks of life, from students to church members, construction workers to lawyers, teachers to office workers. Volunteers have always been and continue to be the core of Old Colony Habitat. By working with volunteers of all skill levels we are able to involve the greater community in the process of house construction and keep the costs of housing as low as possible. On a typical build site, lawyers work with construction workers, and small business owners partner with sales persons. Habitat brings people together to help build a better community.

Volunteers are needed in all areas of our organization. No construction skills are needed to become involved. Every level of volunteerism is important to help us continue to achieve our mission of partnering with families to eliminate substandard housing in Bristol and Norfolk counties.

10 Builds and over 10 Brush with Kindness Builds.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    SMS text surveys, Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.),

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To inform the development of new programs/projects,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, It is hard to come up with good questions to ask people,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Board of directors
as of 3/8/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr Tim Travers

Bristol Construction Corp

Term: 2017 - 2022

John Wetherbee

Weatherlanes

Randy Miller

Miller Recycling

Deborah Gagnon

Bluestone Bank

Robert Peixoto

Bluestone Bank

Brenda McDonough

Locke Lord LLP

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 3/8/2021,

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/08/2021

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.