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New Story Inc

We pioneer solutions to end the global housing crisis by empowering families to become land and homeowners in thriving communities.

aka New Story Charity   |   Atlanta, GA   |  newstoryhomes.org

Mission

We pioneer solutions to end the global housing crisis by empowering families to become land and homeowners in thriving communities.

Ruling year info

2015

Co-Founder, CEO

Brett Hagler

Main address

199 Armour Dr NE Suite A

Atlanta, GA 30324 USA

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EIN

47-2529408

NTEE code info

Human Service Organizations (P20)

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

1B+ humans live without safe shelter. We serve families who live day-to-day: by necessity, they're focused on providing the next meal, the next drink of water, and the next safe place to sleep. We imagine a world where every family has the opportunity to thrive. A home is the beginning of the economic uplift needed to transition out of survival mode.

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?

3D Printed Homes

In 2018, we worked with our partner ICON to build the first permitted 3D printed home in the US. The home was built in less than 48 hours, for a fraction of the cost of a typical new construction.

In 2019, we’ve been working with ICON to develop the Vulcan 2: a printer designed to build 3D printed homes for those who need them most. The Vulcan 2 will provide:
- Greater affordability per home
- Significant decrease in construction time
- Better quality and longterm security

Within the next year, we’ll break ground on the first community of 3D printed homes in history.

Population(s) Served
Homeless people

In 2023, we supported 941 families in Etzatln, Mexico, on their path to becoming
landowners. Due to our waitlist system, we saw a 100% repayment rate. The project consisted of 60% women, which is two times more than the regional average, and property value doubled in two years.

See the full report here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1hrRT8cmqrU74GuEK7-V_vsrnkzJ_HVQD/view

Population(s) Served
Low-income people
Working poor

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 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
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

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.

We pioneer solutions to end global homelessness.

At New Story, we CREATE hardware, software, and process solutions for the social housing sector. We iterate on our products until we can PROVE their potential to drive scalable global impact. We SHARE our solutions with nonprofits and governments around the world working to bring shelter to the 1B+ people currently in need.

Through our CREATE > PROVE > SHARE model, we democratize our products within the social housing sector, and are constantly pursuing new breakthroughs.

Traditional and linear methods will never reach the 1B+ people who need adequate shelter. We believe taking calculated risks on innovative ideas will allow us to reach more families exponentially faster, with the best possible solutions.

Through building homes and communities, we seek to identify the biggest pain-points within the social housing sector. Equipped with a Technology team, R&D team, and Impact Data team, we are able to quickly develop solutions and directly address these inefficiencies and market failures. After thoroughly data-proving our work, we share our tools and lessons learned with our partners and the larger sector.

The unique blend of New Story's core competencies, distinct products and processes, and committed forward-thinking donors, all enable New Story to be the trusted innovation partner and "R&D arm" for the social housing sector.

So far, we've built 22 communities across 4 countries, impacting 11,000+ lives in just 5 years.

Additionally, we have developed partnerships with 25 organizations across 10 countries and 4 continents through democratizing our software tools, and look forward to continuing to expand our impact through sharing our technology.

We aim to continue to scale and build homes, while also empowering other organizations in our sector to build better homes, faster.

Financials

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Operations

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

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New Story Inc

Board of directors
as of 04/19/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

CJ Fitzgerald

Summit Partner

C.J. Fitzgerald

Summit Partners

Steve Ayoub

Ahead

Pete Flint

NFX

George Huber

Equity Investment Group / Dock Square Capital

Brett Hagler

New Story

Robert Hohman

Glassdoor

Jose Pepe Shabot

ION

Vik Harrison

The Branded Startup & charity: water

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 ? No
  • 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 4/19/2024

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
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/07/2023

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • 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 have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • 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.