DuPage Habitat for Humanity

We build strength, stability, and self-reliance through shelter.

aka DuPage Habitat for Humanity   |   Wheaton, IL   |  www.dupagehabitat.org

Mission

Seeking to put God's love into Action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope.

Our vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live.

Notes from the nonprofit

Thank you for your interest in Habitat's mission. If you would like additional information of want to know how you can get involved to change the world, please contact: Dave Neary Executive Director DuPage Habitat for Humanity 1600 E. Roosevelt Road • Wheaton, IL 60187 O: 630.510-3737 x301 • C: 562.883.9200 • F: 630.682.4881 [email protected] • www.dupagehabitat.org

Ruling year info

1987

Executive Director

Mr. David W. Neary

Main address

1600 E Roosevelt Rd Ste B

Wheaton, IL 60187 USA

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EIN

36-4003119

NTEE code info

Housing Development, Construction, Management (L20)

Christian (X20)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

According to DuPage County officials, "the most common housing problem in DuPage County is the cost burden of owning a home“. In DuPage, 36,008 owner households are cost burdened, paying more than 30% of income toward housing, and 22,380 owner households pay more than 50% of income toward housing. This causes instability; increases the risk of homelessness for these families; and leaves few family resources for health care, healthy food, and education. Nearly 20% of owner households pay more than 50% of income toward housing. Affordable housing helps families break the cycle of poverty by enabling wealth creation. It reduces health problems caused by financial stress and substandard housing. Medical professionals have even compared housing as a “vaccine” for additional health issues. Families who own homes move less frequently, which according o the Children's Defense Fund, helps children do better in school, graduate on time, and suffer from fewer emotional and behavioral problems.

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

We provide home ownership opportunities for qualifying income families at 60% of median income or below. We build market homes consistent with the community in which they are built. We then create an affordable mortgage that is no more than 30% of the household income.

Population(s) Served

We provide repairs and modifications to existing homeowners who income qualify. Repairs are to maintain homes from becoming a blight to the neighborhood, create energy efficiency, and to provide mobility and access for life conditions.

Population(s) Served

Habitat for Humanity’s neighborhood revitalization work transforms communities into vibrant, safe places to live for current and future residents.

Neighborhood revitalization embraces an integrated, collaborative approach to community development. Local Habitat for Humanity offices work in coalition with neighborhood residents and partners to address the many elements that contribute to a higher quality of life, including health care, safety and economic development, in addition to housing.

The ultimate goal of neighborhood revitalization is to improve quality of life, which is defined as a sense of well being and happiness experienced by individuals, groups and communities.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Awards

Nonprofit Award for Business Excellence 2013

Business Ledger

Community First Partnership Award 2012

Federal Home Loan Bank

Build Louder Youth Advocacy Award 2011

Habitat for Humanity International

Top 5 Finalist, Green Heroes Award 2010

Clorox

Robert Christ Award for Innovative Green Partnerships 2009

DuPage Homeownership Center

Affiliations & memberships

Habitat for Humanity Affiliate of Distinction 2017

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

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Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of individuals attending community events or trainings

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Increasing

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

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Increasing

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

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Increasing

Number of media partnerships developed

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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.

1. Build impact in the lives of the underprivileged in our community by serving families through sustainable construction and housing support services; leverage shelter as a catalyst for community transformation; and growing capacity to serve the most vulnerable, the disaster-affected and the urbanizing world.
2. Build awareness and increase impact in the affordable housing sector by supporting market approaches that increase products, services and financing for affordable housing; and Promoting policies and systems that advance access to adequate,
affordable housing.
3. Create societal awareness for the need of affordable housing by mobilizing volunteers as hearts, hands and voices for the cause of adequate, affordable housing; and Serving as a leading voice in growing awareness of housing as a critical foundation for breaking the cycle of poverty.
4. Continuously work to increase organizational sustainability, mobilizes resources and stewards them faithfully.

A full list of our strategies is available by viewing our strategic plan on our website at: https://tinyurl.com/DHFH-Strat-Plan.
A brief summary of our strategic tactics are listed in association with the above goals:
1. Increase families served annually by 15%; perpetually work in a target neighborhood revitalization project; create a disaster response plan
2. Increase capital through 3rd party lenders; leverage crowd funding & Micro-financing; join like organizations in political advocacy.
3. Utilize National Service (AmeriCorps) to leverage human resources; target faith based organizations for partnership; increase the amount of volunteer opportunities; take leadership roles within the community to increase alliances and brand awareness; develop a reputation as the leading authority on affordable housing in the region.
4. Create sustainable income sources through social enterprises to cover all operational costs; utilize capital campaigns for expansion; support staff development.

DHFH has decades of experience in our mission goals and growing the organization for greater impact in our community. We are part of a worldwide federation of over 1200 affiliates that share resources and best practices for mission advancement. We are also part of a tight knit group of affiliates in the Chicagoland area that meets to collaborate on strategies around program delivery, fundraising, and administration of our chapters. We have a staff of over 35 at DHFH that specializes in different areas of our affiliate. We were recognized as one of onluy 21 affiliates in the United States to achieve the recognition of Affiliate of Excellence. This is a rigorous internal evaluation, a Habitat version of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality award.

We are governed by a volunteer board of directors consisting of 16 members who support and advise the affiliate for mission delivery and community impact.

Since 1995 we have provided home ownership opportunities for over 120 families. We have also provided home preservation for another 60+ homeowners. Two years ago we identified and began work on our first target Neighborhood Revitalization community that has made significant progress since that time. Over the last few years we embarked on a growth campaign to increase the amount of families we serve and our overall community impact. This year we expect to serve 47 families and grow our affiliate internally to allow us to have greater external output and significance.

We expect to continue our growth, increase collaboration within our region and with our national organization for efficiencies and leverage our ability to test new methods and market approaches to be the best possible stewards of the resources that the community invests in our mission.

Financials

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Operations

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

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DuPage Habitat for Humanity

Board of directors
as of 7/15/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. George Mulligan

Vice President General Manager at Emerson (Retired)

Term: 2017 - 2019

Valerie Colletti

ComEd

Richard Dickson

No Affiliation

Cheri Armstrong

Wheaton Bank

Meena Beyers

Nicor Gas

John Campbell

DWS

John Edinger

Habitat for Humanity Illinois

Todd Fuller

Hope Fair Housing

Paul Jarosz

Oxford Bank

Ann Kafka

Anixter

Brian Moore

Baird & Warner

John Mulherin, Esq.

Law Firm of Mulherin, Rehfeldt and Varchetto

Julie Ann O'Connell

Northern IL University

J.B. Phillips

First American Bank

Kevin Reiman

Elkay Manufacturing

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? Yes