Housing, Shelter

Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity

Building strength, stability, and self-reliance through shelter since 1988

aka Habitat   |   Cedar Rapids, IA   |  www.cvhabitat.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

Principal Officer

Kelly Lamb

Main address

350 6th Ave SE

Cedar Rapids, IA 52401 USA

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EIN

42-1320296

Cause area (NTEE code) info

Housing Development, Construction, Management (L20)

Christian (X20)

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

CVHFH is part of a global, nonprofit housing organization operated on Christian principles that seeks to put God’s love into action by building homes, communities and hope. We are dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally and worldwide through constructing, rehabilitating and preserving homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions. Habitat for Humanity was founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a simple, durable place to live in dignity and safety, and that decent shelter in decent communities should be a matter of conscience and action for all.

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?

Affordable Housing

To build safe, decent, affordable houses for low-income people.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged, low-income, and poor people

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 families served

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

Economically disadvantaged, low-income, and poor people

Related Program

Affordable Housing

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Since 1988, CVHFH has served 259 families in Linn & Benton counties through a combination of new construction, home rehabilitations and exterior painting/repair projects.

Number of volunteers

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Individual volunteers have made reaching Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity’s goals and achievements possible on the build site, in committees and at ReStore.

Hours of volunteer service

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Hours include individuals and corporations assisting our operations, as well as partner families logging sweat equity hours with us and other approved organizations.

Number of people on the organization's email list

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We use our email list to distribute the monthly newsletter as well as other important information on how to support Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity.

Number of Facebook followers

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Combined follower counts of CVHFH main page and CVHFH ReStore page. Our Facebook pages share day-to-day updates of our operations.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Charting impact

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

Seeking to put God’s love into action, Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity (CVHFH) brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. CVHFH is an ecumenical Christian housing ministry devoted to building simple, decent and affordable homes in Linn and Benton counties, Iowa.

CVHFH serves families through a combination of three different programs: New construction – building from the ground up in partnership with a qualified family. Home rehabilitation – rehabbing an existing home in partnership with a qualified family. A Brush with Kindness (ABWK) – completing exterior painting and small repairs with a qualified owner-occupied family.

CVHFH is a proven homebuilder with a strong local track record. The organization has been building or rehabilitating homes since 1988 in both Linn and Benton counties, completing more than 250 homes. The driving force behind Habit is its volunteers. These volunteers, working side-by-side with partner families, provide much of the labor necessary for building the home. The work of CVHFH is made possible on an annual basis through significant donations of time, labor and monetary gifts. Businesses, faith-based organizations, foundations and others provide the upfront capital necessary to cover the hard costs of the homes.

The organization establishes objectives for each build, including: 1. To improve overall family and community health and well-being through the building of safe, decent, affordable, new homes in 2020. 2. Recruit and engage dozens of individuals, groups and businesses, and the families, to secure the necessary resources to build the homes. Evaluation of the project will include the following: CVHFH will monitor each family’s ability to stay current with their mortgage and work with them on any issues. A post-close, follow-up survey will indicate each family’s satisfaction with their home and CVHFH. A new home improves each family’s living situation and well-being. The numbers of community partners engaged both with volunteer and financial support will be tracked. CVHFH will also work with key constituents, including neighbors and representatives from the City of Cedar Rapids, to determine its success in delivering on the proposed project. Ensuring these partnerships are successful means that CVHFH will retain a seat at the table for future affordable housing development.

The organization has been building or rehabilitating homes since 1988 in both Linn and Benton counties, completing more than 250 homes. In 2020, CVHFH aims to serve up to 5-8 households through a combination of new home construction and exterior home repairs. This number is slightly lower than previous years due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Financials

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Keywords

christian, housing, affordable, ministry, shelter