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BUILDING HOMES FOR HEROES INC

aka Building Homes for Heroes   |   Island Park, NY   |  www.buildinghomesforheroes.org

Mission

BHH is strongly committed to supporting the brave men and women of the military who were injured, post-September 11, 2001, while serving the country at the time of the wars in Iraq or Afghanistan. BHH builds or modifies homes and gifts these homes, mortgage-free, to veterans and their families. Since 2006, BHH has been at the forefront of making a significant difference in the lives of the wounded men & women of the military forces of the US. We build homes from the ground up or modify existing homes to meet the needs of the brave men and women who selflessly served our country. These mortgage-free homes not only help to remove the family's financial burden, they help to restore the individual's freedom, and enable the veteran to lead a more independent and productive civilian life.

Ruling year info

2006

CEO / Founder

Mr. Andrew Pujol

Main address

4584 Austin Blvd 2nd Floor

Island Park, NY 11558 USA

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EIN

20-4540852

NTEE code info

Military/Veterans' Organizations (W30)

Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (W99)

Other Housing, Shelter N.E.C. (L99)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Building Homes for Heroes is determined and devoted to bringing renewed hope to our nations injured veterans, first responders and their families. The organization builds or modifies homes, and gifts them, mortgage-free, to injured veterans, first responders and their families, while providing support services to enable them to build better and brighter lives and reach new heights. Its truly an honor to serve the men and women who have courageously served and sacrificed for our country.

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?

Home gifting

Building Homes for Heroes gifts mortgage-free homes to wounded veterans who served during the time of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.

Population(s) Served
Veterans

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 participants engaged in programs

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

These are veterans, family members and first responders who have participated in our programs, ranging from our housing program, academics and athletics, team building, and mental/physical health.

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.

Building Homes for Heroes is determined and devoted to bringing renewed hope to our nations injured veterans. The organization builds or modifies homes, and gifts them, mortgage-free, to injured veterans and their families, while providing support services to enable them to build better and brighter lives and reach new heights. Its truly an honor to serve the men and women who have courageously served and sacrificed for our country.

Building Homes for Heroes surpassed its 350th home in late 2023 and and hopes to reach its 400th home in 2024.

Above and beyond the gifting of homes, Building Homes for Heroes helps veterans in many different ways, including helping them to launch careers and entrepreneurial opportunities, return to college, participate in athletics and recreational activities, team building programs, improve their physical wellness and improve their physical wellness and mental well-being. In 2023, we helped more than 1,600 heroes through these programs and hope to helmp more than 2,500 in 2024.

BHH will continue to raise funds and awareness through fundraising activities, strategic partnerships, marketing, social media, etc. We will increase our efforts in the area of content marketing in an attempt to provide our existing and potential donors with a steady stream of information pertaining to the past, present, and future of BHH. Value-added marketing collateral will be both promotional and educational.

We will continue to build awareness through social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn and others. Most of all, we hope to inspire the country by bringing individuals, corporations, foundations and communities together to help our heroes.

Each year since 2006, Building Homes for Heroes has increased its capabilities, but has done so with a strong focus on organizational efficiency. We strive to keep overhead costs down and have been very successful in achieving this goal. This is proven by our 93% program rating or higher for 12 straight years.

Our support from contractors, corporations, volunteers, and supporters, has enabled us to grow considerable since our inception. Partnering with other organizations on projects is essential to our success. We will continue to seek out partnerships and relationships with organizations to build our brand and reputation. Building relationships with military organizations and military advocates eases the process of identifying and selecting qualified veterans for our programs. Will also continue to partner with more builders throughout the country. We will continue to build and strengthen relationships in these areas.

Since 2006, Building Homes for Heroes has been at the forefront of making a significant difference in the lives of the severely wounded men and women of the military forces of the United States. We will celebrated our 350th home in 2023, and hope to reach our 400th home in 2024.

Above and beyond the gifting of homes, Building Homes for Heroes helps veterans in many different ways, including helping them to launch careers and entrepreneurial opportunities, return to college, participate in athletics and recreational activities, team building programs, and hopes to further its efforts to support veterans with their mental wellness. In 2020, we stepped in to help veterans with emergency funding during the Covid crisis.

Truly, our work has helped thousands of veterans and their families since inception, and inspired millions across the country.

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 demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • 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 make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

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

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We share the feedback we received with the people we serve, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome

Financials

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Operations

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

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BUILDING HOMES FOR HEROES INC

Board of directors
as of 01/11/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Andrew Pujol

Building Homes for Heroes

Term: 2006 -

Anthony Sigllito

Liberty Closet and Garage

Jon Sigillito

John Madison

John Madison Landscape

Tyler Mark

George Sherman

Mike Broderick

James Cummings

Joe McFarland

Kimberly Vesey

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? Not applicable
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 6/20/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

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

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/11/2024

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

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 disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • 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 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.