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Habitat for Humanity of Omaha

Through Shelter, We Empower

aka Habitat for Humanity of Omaha   |   Omaha, NE   |  www.habitatomaha.org

Mission

Habitat for Humanity of Omaha builds strength, stability, and self-reliance through shelter. Serving Douglas, Sarpy, Washington, Burt and Cass Counties in Nebraska, Habitat Omaha works to expand quality, affordable homeownership opportunities for families with low-to-moderate incomes, while also improving the safety, appearance and overall value of whole neighborhoods.

Notes from the nonprofit

Since 1984, Habitat for Humanity of Omaha has built or renovated more than 750 homes, completed more than 800 home improvements, and removed more than 250 blighted structures from communities. Donations of time, talent, and treasure have made and will continue to make our work possible. Thank you!

Ruling year info

1984

CEO

Amanda Brewer

Main address

1701 N 24th St

Omaha, NE 68110 USA

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EIN

36-3283625

NTEE code info

Housing Development, Construction, Management (L20)

Christian (X20)

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Our programs

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Omaha Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity of Omaha (HFHO) has been building and renovating homes in Omaha since 1984. Over the years, the organization has grown to serve five counties, and HFHO's holistic approach to neighborhood revitalization has led to the addition of home repair and energy efficiency programs that have helped the organization serve more than 2,000 households over its 39-year history. HFHO has also operated as an affordable mortgage lender for 37 of those 39 years. Together, HFHO’s programs strive to provide low-to moderate-income families with opportunities to successfully achieve and maintain homeownership while improving the safety, appearance, and value of neighborhoods.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

Habitat for Humanity of Omaha supports our neighbors to achieve strength and stability through homeownership. Through one-on-one coaching, home buyer education classes and post-purchase support, individuals and families get the tools they need to become mortgage ready – whether they purchase a Habitat Omaha house, use Habitat Omaha financing, or purchase and finance through the open market. We build and renovate quality homes that are then sold through affordable 30-year loans. Before purchasing their homes, Habitat Omaha homeowners complete up to 275 hours of sweat equity, working on the build site and in financial literacy and homeownership workshops.

Population(s) Served

Qualified families receive a no-interest loan to help pay for necessary repairs, allowing homeowners to spread the expense over 1-10 years to make it affordable. Habitat Omaha serves as the general contractor, hiring only subcontractors we know and trust. All work includes a 1-year warranty through Habitat Omaha.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Habitat Omaha’s Neighborhood Revitalization (NR) program is a multi-faceted, block-by-block community development model that unites all our programs with data collection and coalition building for more significant transformation. Within our focus areas, we work to strengthen neighborhood associations, provide referrals to address community needs and bring people together through special events and projects.

Population(s) Served
Adults

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External assessments

Evaluated via the Impact Genome Project (2019)

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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Habitat Omaha supports our neighbors to achieve this strength and independence through homeownership. Every day, we see how quality, affordable housing replaces people’s struggles to keep a sturdy roof over their heads with opportunities to build healthy, prosperous futures. This impact is transformational not just for individuals but for our entire community – fighting poverty, revitalizing neighborhoods, strengthening our economy, and creating stability for the next generation.

We started our work in Omaha in 1984 and expanded to Washington County in 2007, Waterloo in 2014, Burt County in 2016 and Sarpy County in 2020.

Habitat Omaha changes lives and transforms neighborhoods by building new or renovating homes, completing critical roof and exterior repair projects on owner occupied houses and demolishing condemned houses. Together, Habitat Omaha's programs strive to provide low to moderate income families with opportunities to successfully achieve and maintain homeownership while improving the safety, appearance and values of neighborhoods.

Habitat Omaha serves families whose income is 40 to 80 percent of median for the Omaha area. Each Partner Family is required to complete up to 350 hours of sweat equity before purchasing their home. Sweat equity involves working on the construction site as well as attending a series of educational sessions related to financial planning, budgeting and home maintenance and repair. Every home owner pays 100% of the appraisal price of their home through a 20 - 30 year, affordable Habitat loan. Habitat's goal is to create successful homeowners who will improve their quality of life and transform neighborhoods.

Habitat for Humanity provides a 'hand up, not a hand out' to families needing just a little help. Habitat Omaha is a trusted and highly effective leader in the community working to end substandard housing. With a strong foundation of constituents, including committed family partners, Advisory and Board of Directors members, individual, corporate and foundation donors, as well as the City of Omaha and many partnering agencies, Habitat Omaha is well-positioned to continue making an impact in the community.

Since 1984, and with the help of more than 12,000+ annual volunteer opportunities, Habitat Omaha has served more than 1,400 local families and more than 450 worldwide through programs and services. Total valuation of Habitat Omaha homeowner properties is more than $24 million and Habitat Omaha homeowners contribute more than $450,000 in local property taxes annually.

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Habitat for Humanity of Omaha

Board of directors
as of 01/26/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/26/2024

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

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White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Person without a disability

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