Greater Lycoming Habitat for Humanity

Help us build a world where everyone has a decent place to live.

aka Habitat   |   Williamsport, PA   |  www.lycominghabitat.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

Executive Director

Duane Hershberger

Program Director

Corinne Stammel-Demmien

Main address

335 Rose Street Suite 1

Williamsport, PA 17701 USA

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EIN

23-2586879

NTEE code info

Housing Development, Construction, Management (L20)

Christian (X20)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (P01)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Habitat believes that everyone deserves a decent place to call home. For many, however, traditional homeownership is simply out of reach. That is why Habitat has made it our mission to raise the awareness and accessibility of decent, affordable housing. Our homeowner program is our answer to this need. Another community need is obtaining resources to improve existing homes. Our ReStore provides access to home improvement tools, materials and home decor items at 50-75% off retail prices.

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?

Homeownership Program

Habitat believes that everyone deserves a decent place to call home. For many, however, traditional homeownership is simply out of reach. That is why Habitat has made it our mission to raise the awareness and accessibility of decent, affordable housing.

Following the adage, “give a man a fish, you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish, you feed him for a lifetime”, Habitat empowers partner families by teaching them how to be a successful homeowner and selling them a house through an interest free mortgage at a monthly payment they can afford.

Habitat Homeowners must meet three simple qualifications to be considered for partnership:

Demonstrate a Housing Need. Examples of “housing need” includes current living conditions are unsafe or unstable; insufficient number of bedrooms; “couch surfing”; or the neighborhood is riddled with crime, etc.
Willingness to Partner. Habitat Homeowners commit to completing 250 “sweat equity” hours, per adult, towards the completion of their home. Furthermore, though not required, a lifetime of advocacy for the organization and their mission as well as participation in future events aimed at advancing the mission and soliciting future partner families is encouraged.
Ability to Pay. Habitat homes are a “hand-up” not a “hand-out”. Homes are sold to partner families through interest free mortgages with affordable payments. Additionally, Habitat homeowners pay property taxes and insurance for the home.

Greater Lycoming Habitat for Humanity works in partnership with God and people of all faiths and races to develop and improve communities by building and renovating houses, creating homeownership opportunities, improving neighborhoods and advocating for decent affordable housing for all.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Families

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Habitat for Humanity International, Inc 2022

Williamsport Lycoming Chamber of Commerce 2022

Williamsport Business Association 2022

Community Housing Development Organization - HUD 2022

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 housing units built

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

Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Homeownership Program

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Did not complete home build in 2020 due to COVID.

Number of children and youth who have received access to stable housing

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

Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Homeownership Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Did not complete home build in 2020 due to COVID.

Average number of dollars received per donor

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Homeownership Program

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of returning volunteers

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Homeownership Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

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.

As an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, Greater Lycoming Habitat for Humanity is committed to making an impact in the awareness and accessibility of decent, affordable housing for low-income families. We believe that creating opportunities for success and stability for families contributes to the health and strength of local communities.

Mission Statement: Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.

Vision Statement: A world where everyone has a decent place to live.

Greater Lycoming Habitat for Humanity works in partnership with God and people of all faiths and races to develop and improve communities by building and renovating houses, creating homeownership opportunities, improving neighborhoods and advocating for decent affordable housing for all.

Going into our 30th year of serving our community, our affiliate has the capacity to build a house a year with a partner family. Our ReStore serves 41 a day on average, providing access to affordable home improvement and home decor products.

As of June of 2019, 53 homes have been built or renovated by GLHFH since becoming an official affiliate in 1989. Through the ReStore, GLHFH was able to divert over 105.3 tons of useable material from the landfill last year. Our goal is expand the reach and success of our ReStore and to translate that financial success into our homeownership program to increase how many houses we can build in a year.

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 using feedback from the people you serve?

    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

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

    We don’t use any of these practices

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback

Financials

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Operations

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

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Greater Lycoming Habitat for Humanity

Board of directors
as of 06/02/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Garrett Sanner

Jersey Shore State bank


Board co-chair

Kristen Avery

Textron

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

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 5/17/2022

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

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

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

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 05/17/2022

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Data
  • 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 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 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.