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Habitat for Humanity of Orange County, Inc.

Creating a world where everyone has a safe and affordable place to call home.

Santa Ana, CA   |  http://www.habitatoc.org

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Mission

Habitat for Humanity of Orange County changes lives by bringing people together to create affordable homes, community and hope.

Ruling year info

1987

President and CEO

Ms. Monique Davis

Main address

2200 Ritchey Street

Santa Ana, CA 92705 USA

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EIN

33-0311059

NTEE code info

Housing Rehabilitation (L25)

Community, Neighborhood Development, Improvement (S20)

Financial Counseling, Money Management (P51)

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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 Construction

Habitat OC provides equitable access for low and moderate income individuals and families to become first-time homeowners. However, there is a common misconception that Habitat for Humanity gives homes away for free when actually we leverage volunteer power, sweat equity, reduced building costs, and land-lease partnerships in order to enable qualified buyers to purchase a quality home that is affordable, safe, and built with care. Our homes are a hand-up, not a hand-out. Our homes ensure that homebuyer’s mortgage payments will not exceed 30% of their income and that down payment and closing costs for low-income homebuyers will remain at an affordable $12,000-$17,000. Additionally, homebuyers are required to invest “Sweat Equity” hours that allow them to devote their physical energy to the house they will call a home. They take pride in the finished product and learn skills to care for their home long term. Habitat OC has built nearly 300 homes throughout Orange County.

Population(s) Served
Families
Adults
Veterans
Economically disadvantaged people

Some Habitat homeowners stay in their Habitat home for decades; others parlay this first home into other homeownership opportunities, choosing to sell their Habitat home and move on to market rate opportunities. In that case, Habitat OC maintains a Home Buyback program, enabling us to buy back and resell Habitat-built homes, increasing the inventory of affordable houses on the market by every means possible.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth
Families
Economically disadvantaged people
Veterans

For low and moderate income homeowners living in homes in need of critical repair, Habitat OC has partnered with cities throughout Orange County to help rehabilitate homes through our Home Repair program for qualified vulnerable populations, including veterans and seniors. Our goal is to improve neighborhoods by providing homeowners with much needed repairs – focusing on health, safety and accessibility. These projects are helping cities throughout Orange County meet their affordable housing goals and objectives by ensuring the maintenance and preservation of existing housing for lower-income residents. Partner cities include Santa Ana, Garden Grove, Anaheim, Laguna Beach, Newport Beach, and Rancho Santa Margarita. To date, the program has completed more than 200 projects (serving 176 seniors age 62+).

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Veterans
Families
Economically disadvantaged people
Veterans
Families

Where we work

Awards

Affiliations & memberships

Orange County Business Council 2019

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 volunteers

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

Veterans, Economically disadvantaged people, Adults

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of applications for housing received from targeted population

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

Families

Related Program

Home Construction

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Applicants are encouraged to attend a Homebuyer Orientation meeting and learn how to apply to purchase a traditional Habitat OC home. Sessions available in multiple OC locations and online webinars.

Number of housing units built

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

Adults, Families, Economically disadvantaged people, Veterans

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

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.

The Habitat for Humanity of Orange County mission is to bring people together to build homes, community and hope. Our strategic goals for 2016-2019 include:

1. Increase new home construction - serve more families with the opportunity of home ownership
2. Expand Home Repair expansion
3. Neighborhood Revitalization - help families strengthen their communities and improve neighborhood quality of life
4. Land Acquisition - to build more homes for families
5. Increase Awareness of affordable housing issues

Construction and Revitalization:
• Build and revitalize 12 new homes; 1 major rehab project; 10 minor rehab projects, repairs, or strategic alliances; 10 revitalization projects annually
• Acquire Land: Acquire land remnants from RDA successor agencies
Fundraising:
• Increase individual donors and multi-year giving society members; Strengthen corporate giving ; Strengthen ties with faith communities; Increase foundation donations and grants and planned giving
• ReStore:
Increase Habitat OC ReStore efficiency and profit. Increase volunteers
Awareness of affordable housing issues:
• Work with Habitat International toward national ad campaign; Work with regional Habitat affiliates forming a state-wide alliance.
• Partner with public officials, non-profits, businesses and individuals.
• Participate in legislative lobby days in Sacramento and Washington DC

Habitat for Humanity of Orange County has been led for over 10 years by its President/CEO, Sharon Ellis. Ellis joined Habitat OC with over 20 years experience in the field of education and holds a Master's Degree in Education Administration. Troy Henrickson is the Vice President of Construction & Real Estate Development, overseeing construction.

The Board of Directors includes local professional business people from a wide variety of vocations. Oversight committees include: Executive Committee; Audit; Board Governance; Land Acquisition & Development; Neighborhood Revitalization, Organizational Growth & Sustainability; Compliance; and ReStore Executive Committee. The board members are committed professionals with a heart for Habitat OC.

Habitat OC is an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International and therefore has access to the resources of that international company. Habitat OC does not, however, receive financial support from the international organization and, in fact, Habitat OC tithes to the International organization.

Habitat for Humanity is rated in the top ten as the largest home builders in the United States. Its brand is highly recognized, valuable, and trusted. In 2013, Habitat OC was recognized as a “Most Trusted Brand" by the OC Register Metro's partnership with the The Values Institute at DGWB and Cal State Fullerton.

Habitat OC operates two retail ReStores, selling gently used and new home improvement items. Materials sold are mostly donated and sold at discount prices, thus being diverted from area landfills. Proceeds from the stores flows back to Habitat OC's mission of building and revitalizing homes and neighborhoods. In addition, Social media is an integral portion of Habitat OC's brand awareness campaign.

Volunteer support is the backbone of Habitat OC's success. The organization is blessed with volunteers who have a diverse variety of skills to generously offer. Habitat OC is thankful to the many volunteers who step forward to help!

Habitat OC accomplishments include:
• Construction / Home Repair
o 208 New home construction in Orange County - more than 3,700 people served
o 48 Resale Homes in OC to qualified buyers – 174 people served
o 79 Repaired homes in Orange county - 288 people served
o “Operation Home Delivery" Disaster relief 23 homes framed & delivered to the Gulf Coast – 115 people served
o 442 Tithe homes built internationally through Habitat OC tithes to Habitat International - serving 2,210 people internationally

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 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 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 act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time

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 Orange County, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 10/16/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Michael Valentine

RiverRock Real Estate Group

Term: 2021 - 2023

Charles Antis

Antis Roofing & Waterproofing, Inc.

Robert Barker

Retired, Parker Aerospace

Aram Chahbazian

President & CEO, TCA Architects

John Cunningham

Retired, Mazda North American Operations

Frank Ferrara

Retired, Hyundai Motor America USA

Francisca Gonzalez Baxa

Attorney, Law offices of Francisca Gonzalez Baxa

Drew Hatcher

Senior Director, Contract Management EH&S, Behr Paint Company

Mark Hoover

Founder, ActivCare Living

F. Scott Jackson

Attorney, Jackson Tidus, A Law Corporation

Andy King

Vice President, Information Technology, Fluidmaster, Inc.

Ken Lickel

Retired, Alcon

James Light

President, C.J. Light Associates

Anna Lisa Lukes

Founder & CEO, The Lukes Network

Brett Mansfield

National Segment Leader/Client Management, Citi Bank Business Banking

Gregg Martin

Founder & CEO, System Solutions LLC

Robert Montgomery

Principal, ARBOR Real Estate Professionals

Brad Morton

Retired, Eaton Corp.

Hugo Nuño

Chief Risk Officer, First Foundation Bank

Kim Shepherd

Retired, Engage 2 Excel

Stanley Smith

Retired, First Christian Church of Orange

Marcy Tieger

Managing Director, Symphony Advisors, LLC

Michael Valentine

Executive VP, Construction Management, RiverRock Real Estate Group

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? 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? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 10/16/2023

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
Black/African American
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data