Human Services

New Story Inc

We pioneer solutions to end global homelessness.

aka New Story Charity   |   San Francisco, CA   |  newstorycharity.org

Mission

New Story is a Y Combinator-backed nonprofit building thriving communities in the developing world. We work to create breakthrough tools, drive innovations, and identify best practices (our "Housing Innovation Toolkit") that power nonprofits, governments, and businesses that are working towards designing communities for those in need. We imagine a world where every family has the opportunity to thrive. We believe a home is the beginning of the economic uplift needed to transition out of day-to-day survival-mode living.

Ruling year info

2015

Co-Founder, CEO

Brett Hagler

Main address

182 Howard St. #101

San Francisco, CA 94105 USA

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EIN

47-2529408

Cause area (NTEE code) info

Human Service Organizations (P20)

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Communication

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

Where we work

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?

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 !B+ 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.

We created an Impact Data Program to keep ourselves accountable and honest. We utilize a rigorous, data-driven, process for family selection in each of our communities to identify the most in-need families, and incorporate Baseline and Endline Surveys using our Impact Data Tool to measure various aspects of a family's quality of life before and after moving into a New Story community. Additionally, we incorporate design feedback through our Lean Participatory Design process to ensure that our communities meet the needs of the families we serve. Lastly, we make sure to collect feedback from families living in New Story communities, to ensure that we can continue to learn from and improve upon our work.

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 5/6/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Brett Hagler

CEO of New Story

C.J. Fitzgerald

Summit Partners

Steve Ayoub

Data Blue

Pete Flint

NFX

Christy Chin

DRK Foundation

George Huber

Equity Investment Group / Dock Square Capital

Michael Arrieta

DocuSign

Brett Hagler

New Story

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? No
  • 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? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Keywords

Transparency, Innovation, Sustainability, Affordable Housing