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Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake Inc.

Bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope.

Baltimore, MD   |  www.habitatchesapeake.org

Mission

Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope. Since 1982, Habitat Chesapeake has built and settled nearly 800 decent and affordable homes across four counties in Central Maryland. Our organization provides zero-interest mortgages to qualified, low-to-moderate income homebuyers. We strengthen distressed communities struggling with vacancy and neglect, and we support mixed-income development in emerging neighborhoods.

Ruling year info

1982

CEO

Michael Posko

Main address

3741 Commerce Drive Suite 309

Baltimore, MD 21227 USA

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EIN

52-1226188

NTEE code info

Other Housing Support Services (L80)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake is one of 1,200 Habitat for Humanity affiliates around the country. Working independently, we extend the dream of homeownership to low-to-moderate income families who struggle to find stable, affordable housing in a region with an increasingly high cost of living. As partners in our program, applicants dedicate 250-350 “sweat equity” hours through homebuyer education, homebuilding and working in our ReStores. We also work with applicants on helping create budgets they can stick to, and to make more informed financial decisions by exploring their spending habits and assisting in the mental transition from being a renter to a homeowner, a key element of the program.

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?

Volunteer Program

Our work could not be done without the service of our many willing volunteers. We welcome people from all walks of life and invite individual and group volunteers from every faith, denomination, race and economic status to join us in our mission to end substandard housing in the Central Maryland region.

We seek volunteers for work on construction, in the office, in our ReStores and to serve on our committees.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake partners with qualified low-income families to provide affordable housing opportunities. We build new houses and rehabilitate vacant houses, which we then sell with no-interest mortgages. Habitat homes are simple, decent homes.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Many businesses, congregations and organizations commit to financially supporting the construction of a Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake home; home sponsorship levels begin at $5,000 and increase to $100,000.

Population(s) Served
Adults

HabiCorps Workforce Development Program prepares individuals facing significant employment barriers for full-time jobs in construction trades. Trainees are AmeriCorps service members that serve 1700 hours building affordable housing for low-income families with Habitat Chesapeake. While serving the community, Trainees are also perfecting construction and carpentry, hard work, punctuality and attendance. Upon completion of the program, Trainees receive an education award as well as job placement assistance.

Population(s) Served
Unemployed 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 houses built

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Homeownership Program

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.

In 2020, Habitat Chesapeake will have 25+ homes actively under construction, engaging more than 2,500 volunteers and garnering an estimated 35,000 donated hours. We will work with 30 partner families to prepare them for homeownership through financial coaching, home maintenance education and “sweat equity” hours building their own homes and others, and provide free tax preparation to an estimated 750 low-income households, many of them Habitat homeowners. Our HabiCorps Workforce Development Program will continue to grow in 2020, training more than 15 individuals for careers in carpentry, construction management and other trade fields as they build Habitat homes. Finally, in 2020 Habitat Chesapeake will complete a strategic planning process to develop continuation strategies for engagement in neighborhoods where we are currently working and select new opportunities over the next 3 – 5 years.

Behind the scenes at Habitat Chesapeake, away from the ground breakings and ribbon cuttings, are a group of dedicated staff and board members examining data, reviewing neighborhood opportunities, and calculating the cost of breaking ground and rehabilitating vacant structures throughout the City. Additionally, Habitat Chesapeake works one- on-one with a wide range of individuals and corporations
to develop donor-designed fundraisers that raise money to build homes, gather in-kind donations of building materials and skilled trade services and mobilize volunteers.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time

Financials

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Operations

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

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Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake Inc.

Board of directors
as of 01/25/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. John Bond

Brown Advisory

John Bond

Brown Advisory

Ian Broadie

Cohn Reznick, LLC

Sean Davis

Morris & Ritchie Associates

Jake Fielek

Stanley Black & Decker

Karen Forbes

Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development

Gary Garofalo

Harkins Builders, Inc.

Susan Gue

First National Bank

Mark Heird

DAP Products, Inc.

Jim Goodrich

Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr, LLP Partner

Steve Hulse

Retired

Gabriela Infante

Seema Iyer

The Hive USA for UNHCR, The UN Refugee Agency

Johndre Jennings

Druid Heights Community Development Corporation

Kelly Martin

Aerotek

Kimberly Orange

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Bryan Porter

Ellin & Tucker

David Ralph

BGE

Owen Rouse

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Zack Shankman

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Adam Tremper

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Scott Wingrat

Cresa Baltimore

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? Not applicable
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • 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? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/25/2024

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

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/25/2024

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 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 seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • 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.