Habitat for Humanity of Summit County, Inc.

aka Habitat for Humanity of Summit County   |   Akron, OH   |  www.hfhsummitcounty.org

Mission

Habitat for Humanity envisions a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Seeking to put God's love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope. Habitat for Humanity International and its affiliated organizations (HFH) will not proselytize.

Ruling year info

1987

President & CEO

Ms. Rochelle D. Sibbio

Main address

2301 Romig Road

Akron, OH 44320 USA

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Formerly known as

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Akron

EIN

34-1518873

NTEE code info

Housing Development, Construction, Management (L20)

Community, Neighborhood Development, Improvement (S20)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Habitat for Humanity works in partnership with families working toward homeownership and building financial empowerment.

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?

New Home Construction

Habitat builds new homes in Summit County with families that meet qualifying criteria of need, ability to pay, and willingness to partner.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Habitat operates a home repair program for exterior home repair - windows, doors, siding, shutters, gutters, downspouts, paint, porch repair, step repair, landscape and other exterior repair

Population(s) Served
Adults

Habitat operates a deconstruction program for modified whole house deconstruction as well as kitchen, bathroom, or other home remodel and demolition needs.

Population(s) Served
Adults

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 homeowners/tenants rating their feeling of safety in and around their homes as satisfactory

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

New Home Construction

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

47 Families responded to our 2019 survey of homeowners who built homes with us over 35 years.

Number of community residents in the area reporting a positive image toward the housing complex

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

New Home Construction

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

2019 Homeowner survey 36 stated they are connected to their neighborhood

Number of people no longer living in unsafe or substandard housing as a result of the nonprofit's efforts

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

New Home Construction

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Number of families living in a home we built or repaired creating a safe home

Number of service recipients who are employed

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

New Home Construction

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

2019 Homeowner survey showed of the 47 respondents that 44 were employed full time and/or part time. Two indicated they were unemployed and one stated their status as student.

Number of applications for housing received from targeted population

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

New Home Construction

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

108 applications received for new home construction and 40 received for home repair program.

Number of people no longer living in unaffordable, overcrowded housing as a result of the nonprofit's efforts

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

New Home Construction

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of low-income families housed in affordable, well-maintained units as a result of the nonprofit's efforts

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

New Home Construction

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

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.

To bring an end to substandard housing conditions in which families live.

We partner with businesses, faith communities, foundations, and individuals in our community to raise funds to build homes in partnership with families in need.

We work with over 3,000 volunteers a year to build homes and repair homes in our community along with paid, knowledgeable staff.

In 2018 we completed construction on our 200th home. Over the 33 years of our organization we have provided a means to homeownership to over 250 families completing as of 2019 207 new or rehabbed homes and over 150 home repairs in our community.

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 collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Community meetings/Town halls, Constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees,

  • 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,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    Active board recruitment for 2021 utilizing the Diversity on Board program from Leadership Akron has resulted in applications for board service from a diverse sector of our community.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, 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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Habitat for Humanity of Summit County, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 12/1/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Jay DePasquale

Westfield Insurance

Term: 2017 - 2018

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 12/01/2020

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, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 12/01/2020

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 employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • 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 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 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.