Essex County Habitat for Humanity

Essex County Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit builder of affordable homes founded in 1985 by concerned local citizens who came together as volunteers.

aka Habitat   |   Danvers, MA   |  www.essexcountyhabitat.org

Mission

We believe that a stable community begins with homeownership. By giving this opportunity to economically disadvantaged people in our community, we are enabling them to take control of their lives. Habitat’s ultimate goal is to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness in the world by providing homeownership opportunities to those in need.

Ruling year info

1987

Executive Director

Meegan O'Neil

Main address

14 Park Street

Danvers, MA 01923 USA

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EIN

22-2672831

NTEE code info

Housing Development, Construction, Management (L20)

Christian (X20)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

One in every seven of our neighbors here in Massachusetts spends more than half of their income on housing. In the 22 communities where Merrimack Valley Habitat for Humanity builds, a single-family home has a Median price of $437,000. Those renting can expect to pay an average of $1350 a month. The living wage, which is the income level required to cover all necessary expenses in Merrimack Valley, for a family with 2-adults and 2-children, is $6,284/month. Pre-school teachers only earn, on average, $5,100/month. A nurse's assistant makes $2,800/month. How do these families afford to live where they work? They don't, and you will cross paths with one of these families today! The stability that housing should bring continues to remain out of reach for many people that call Merrimack Valley home.

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?

Families Served to Date

Habitat for Humanity's operating program is to build decent, affordable houses for low-income families. Founded in 1985, we have since built 93 homes and rehabbed 11 homes, servicing 104 families. We currently have 13 homes in the pipeline that will be occupied in the next year or two.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Charting impact

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

Because of the urgent need for advocacy around affordable housing, Essex County Habitat for Humanity is joining Habitat organizations across the country to launch a new national advocacy campaign aimed at improving home affordability for 10 million people in the U.S. over the next five years.

Marking significant growth in Habitat’s commitment to ensuring that everyone has a safe and decent place to call home, we will seek to identify and improve policies and systems through coordinated advocacy efforts at the local and state levels.

Since our founding in 1985, we have built 93 homes and rehabbed 11. We are currently building a total of 13 new affordable homes - 7 in Salisbury, MA and 4 in Andover, MA, and 2 in Wenham, MA, which, although a drop in the bucket of what is required, will help us on our way to build the next 100 homes in record-breaking time!

We offer a wide range of local volunteering opportunities for all ages to help us deliver on our mission of building homes, building hope. We rely on our volunteers to help us operate our ReStore, a retail outlet that accepts donated goods and sells them to the public at heavily discounted prices, helping fund the building of our homes, and to help us build homes, giving a hand up to qualified, hard-working families in the Merrimack Valley.

We have a passionate community, board of directors and staff who want to see more affordable housing!

Our ReStore, which helps fund a lot of our work, is doing well and growing and on the way to becoming a Million dollar a year store!

Since our founding in 1985, we have built 93 homes and rehabbed 11. We are currently building a total of 13 new affordable homes - 7 in Salisbury, MA and 6 in Andover, MA, which, although a drop in the bucket of what is required, will help us on our way to build the next 100 homes in record-breaking time!

Financials

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Operations

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

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Essex County Habitat for Humanity

Board of directors
as of 2/11/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Richard Sumberg

The Financial Advisors

Stuart Johnson

Ronald Kutrieb

Safedose Pharmacy

Timothy MacPhee

Watts Water Technologies

Howard Mandeville

Housing Advisor & Advocate

Amy Provost

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Brian Brown

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Sally Green

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Pati Fernandez

Belmont Day School

Ken Krall

Gary Cowles

Laura Fay

Mark Di Pasquale

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Alison Kinchla

Attorney

Tina Benik

Attorney

Bill Brauner

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Michael Landry

People's United Bank

Donald Preston

Board leadership practices

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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? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • 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? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 02/11/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability