Housing, Shelter

The Fuller Center for Housing of Greater New York City, Inc.

N.M.U. No More Ugly!

aka The Fuller Center for Housing of Greater NYC

New Rochelle, NY

Mission

Our mission is to provide safe, quality, affordable, and green housing for lower-income families and individuals.

Ruling Year

2008

Executive Director

Jim Killoran

Main Address

659 Main Street

New Rochelle, NY 10801 USA

Formerly Known As

Habitat for Humanity of Westchester

Keywords

christian, housing, affordable, ministry, shelter

EIN

13-3522732

 Number

2082446407

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Housing Development, Construction, Management (L20)

Community, Neighborhood Development, Improvement (S20)

Disaster Preparedness and Relief Services (M20)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

The United Nations estimates that more than one billion people around the world live in substandard housing — including millions in the United States. The Fuller Center for Housing, faith-driven and Christ-centered, promotes collaborative and innovative partnerships with individuals and organizations in an unrelenting quest to provide adequate shelter for all people in need worldwide. As a covenant partner, the Fuller Center for Housing of Greater New York City works to build and renovate houses for families in need throughout the New York Metropolitan Region.

Our programs

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

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Homeownership Program

Where we work

Our Results

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one. These quantitative program results are self-reported by the organization, illustrating their committment to transparency, learning, and interest in helping the whole sector learn and grow.

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Number of housing units built

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Economically disadvantaged, low-income, and poor people,

Veterans

Related program

Homeownership Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of applications for housing received from targeted population

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Related program

Homeownership Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Charting Impact

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

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

The Fuller Center for Housing of Greater New York City seeks to eradicate poverty housing in the New York Metropolitan Region by promoting partnerships with individuals and community groups to build and rehabilitate homes for people in need.

The Fuller Center for Housing of Greater New York City creates partnerships within communities that bring together churches, schools, businesses and civic organizations to build decent, affordable homes in partnership with people who are unable to secure adequate housing by conventional means. We work in collaboration with the Fuller Center, other service-oriented organizations and countless volunteers to build and repair homes. All homeowners work hand-in-hand with volunteers to build their own homes, which are then sold to them on terms they can afford, based on the Biblical idea of no-profit, no-interest loans. With some smaller renovation projects, an innovative payment program called The Greater Blessing Program is utilized, whereby recipients promise to repay the loan amount without signing an actual mortgage agreement. They decide the monthly amount they can afford to repay and the period of time that it will take to repay the cost of repairs. There is no legal obligation to repay these loans. It is a leap of faith in the basic goodness of humankind and is proving to be very successful. We are committed to good stewardship and work hard to keep our administrative costs low and to select our recipient families wisely. This helps to ensure that the vast majority of your tax-deductible gifts go toward building and repairing homes for those in need.

The Fuller Center for Housing of Greater New York City's team includes licensed contractors to lead volunteers on build sites, certified mortgage loan originators to process homeowner applications and an active board experienced with fundraising for materials and resources needed. Additionally, dedicated volunteers serve as members of our local project committees, which aim to further mobilize resources for our home builds and repairs. We have been blessed to maintain long-standing partnerships with corporations and institutions throughout the New York Metropolitan Region, that help raise funds, promote our mission and supply volunteer labor for build sites.

We measure our progress by the number of homes we have built or repaired. We also measure progress by the number of families and individuals who have obtained decent housing through our programs.

We have built over 45 houses and have repaired over 200 more. We have helped over 500 individuals obtain decent housing through home builds and repairs.

How We Listen

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

Source: Self-reported by organization

the feedback loop
check_box We shared information about our current feedback practices.
How is the organization collecting feedback?
We regularly collect feedback through: focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person).
How is the organization using feedback?
We use feedback to: 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, to strengthen relationships with the people we serve.

External Reviews

Awards

Outstanding Career & Technical Education Partner of the Year 2019

Yonkers Public Schools

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Financials

The Fuller Center for Housing of Greater New York City, Inc.

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Operations

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

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Board Leadership Practices

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SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

BOARD ORIENTATION & 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?

Not Applicable

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Not Applicable

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Not Applicable

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Not Applicable

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

Not Applicable

Organizational Demographics

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? This organization has voluntarily shared information to answer this important question and to support sector-wide learning. GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 12/17/2019

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & Ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender Identity
Male, Not Transgender (Cisgender)
Sexual Orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability Status
Person without a disability

Race & Ethnicity

No data

Gender Identity

No data

Sexual Orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity Strategies

Last updated: 12/17/2019

Policies and practices developed in partnership with Equity in the Center, a project that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems within the social sector to increase racial equity. Learn more

Data

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We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
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We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
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We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
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We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.

Policies and processes

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We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
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We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
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We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
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We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.