Habitat for Humanity of Cape Cod

aka HHCC   |   Yarmouthport, MA   |  www.habitatcapecod.org

Mission

Habitat for Humanity of Cape Cod works in partnership with families in need, to build homes, hope, lives and community on Cape Cod.

Ruling year info

1987

Executive Director

Wendy Cullinan

Main address

411 Main St Ste 6

Yarmouthport, MA 02675 USA

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EIN

22-2900430

NTEE code info

Housing Development, Construction, Management (L20)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

For each of the families, the opportunity to help build their own home and then purchase it on terms they can afford, will provide a permanent solution to years of housing crises. There is an overwhelming need for affordable housing in Barnstable County.

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?

Habitat for Humanity of Cape Cod

Our major program is building homes in partnership with families who are currently living in substandard, at risk, or homeless situations. We have built in all 15 Cape Cod towns, 154 homes as of Nov. 2020. All homes are deed restricted to be affordable to another eligible family, upon resale, in perpetuity. Partnership and empowerment are key in our work. Volunteer partners guide future homeowners through construction and our sweat equity requirements. We provide pre-purchase courses in budgeting, maintenance and other issues. We are the marketer and lender for our homes. Credit professionals volunteer to help us assess each applicant's income eligibility (under 65% of median income) and their ability to pay our no-interest mortgage. Other important program elements are land acquisition, design, and volunteer coordination. We are a fair housing agency and an equal housing lender. We tithe 10% of unrestricted donations for Habitat homebuilding in developing nations.

Population(s) Served
Family relationships
Adults
Children and youth
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Habitate for Humanity Mid America 1988

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.

Our strategy is unique in fostering partnership with those we serve, as a foundational principal of our work. The result is an empowering experience for new homeowners and volunteers alike. We uniquely offer the opportunity of home ownership to a lower income group than other housing organizations, those with a maximum income of 65% of median income, who despite the security and stability of their income, are often shut out of the local housing market. Very importantly, in addition to lifting such families out of the cycle of repeated housing crises, research has confirmed that decent housing improves health, increases children’s educational achievement and strengthens community ties.

With all HHCC homes, the affordability of these homes will be protected by a deed rider assuring the homes will be affordable in perpetuity. To apply and qualify for a Habitat for Humanity of Cape Cod home, families must have a household income of between 45% and 65% of Area Median Income of Barnstable County. The home sale price will be at/around $140,250, making the monthly mortgage payment around $700. Habitat works closely with the families building their homes, providing significant home buyer education counseling, and carefully guide our families through the mortgage and closing process. Habitat's finance and home maintenance programs have proven key to successful homeownership.

The homes will be built by the homeowners in partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Cape Cod staff and volunteers. They will be sold to a family selected on the basis of having a severe need for affordable housing, willingness to actively partner in the construction of their home, and the ability to pay the monthly mortgage plus escrow for taxes and insurance. The home will be deeded with an affordable housing deed restriction to keep the home affordable in perpetuity, thereby permanently adding to the town’s affordable housing inventory.

By building these homes and providing proper homeownership education to the two homeowners, we will remove more families from the cycle of housing crises. They will now own their own homes, providing a safe place to live and raise their children. The children will be able to stay in the same school district for the rest of their education allowing them to be part of the community and improve their quality of life.

We have been successfully building affordable homes alongside families since 1988. We have build in every town on Cape Cod, now totaling 154 in 2020. Because of the dedicated volunteers who work alongside and mentor the families, we have a strong history of success. We have strong working relationships with each of the towns and with local funders to ensure we are able to keep building in each town as opportunities arise.

We have built homes in every town on Cape Cod with a total of 154 at the end of 2020. In 2021, we will continue building 3 more homes in the towns of Mashpee and Orleans. We will also break ground on 6 homes in Harwich and 10 homes in Falmouth. We are also in the planning stages for homes in Sandwich, Chatham, and Brewster for 2022 and 2023.

Financials

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Operations

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

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Habitat for Humanity of Cape Cod

Board of directors
as of 5/11/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Wil Rhymer

Cape Cod Five

Term: 2020 - 2022

Matthew Anderson

Anderson Framing & Remodeling

Warren Brodie

Law Offices of Warren H. Brodie, P.C.

Jaime Carey

Retired

John DeMello

The Barnstable Group

Michael Duffany

M. Duffany Builders

David Freelund

Cape Cod Synagogue

Joshua Jalbert

Shepley Wood Products

Steve Jenney

Oceanside Restoration

Pat Mormann

Retired

Kathleen Nagle

Kinlin Grover Real Estate (Wellfleet)

Susan Partridge

Convention Data Services

Leslie Schneeberger

Siemasko & Verbridge, SV Design

John Schoenherr

Retired

Melissa Wheeler

Cape Cod Cleaning Collaborative

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/15/2021,

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

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Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/15/2021

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
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • 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 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.