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Habitat for Humanity Susquehanna, Inc.

aka Habitat for Humanity Susquehanna   |   Bel Air, MD   |  http://www.habitatsusq.org/

Mission

As a reflection of God's love, and in partnership with low-income families and the community, Habitat for Humanity Susquehanna seeks to create homeownership opportunities by building, renovating and repairing homes.

Notes from the nonprofit

In FY 13, Susquehanna served more Maryland families than any other Habitat affiliate - deepening the impact of our donor’s dollars every day.

Ruling year info

1987

Executive Director

Ms. Yvonne Golczewski

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. John A Battista

Main address

205 S Hays St

Bel Air, MD 21014 USA

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EIN

52-1848933

NTEE code info

Housing Development, Construction, Management (L20)

Home Improvement/Repairs (L81)

Community, Neighborhood Development, Improvement (S20)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We are challenged to keep the community involved due to COVID-19. We normally have hundreds of volunteers and Organizations that work hand-in-hand with us. Now with social distancing and safety constraints, it is difficult to get volunteers on work sites.

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?

Home Building

Habitat for Humanity Susquehanna 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. Habitat for Humanity Susquehanna is 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.

Population(s) Served

Provides critical home repairs, weatherization, and facade improvements to low income homeowners, who are asked to contribute 15% of the total repair cost.

Population(s) Served
Seniors

Grant in AId

Population(s) Served
Seniors

Outside landscaping on Community Properties

Population(s) Served
Seniors

Where we work

Awards

Harford Award 2009

Harford County Chamber of Commerce

Affiliations & memberships

Affiliate/Chapter of National Organization (i.e. Girl Scouts of the USA, American Red Cross, etc.) - Affiliate/chapter 1994

Association of Fundraising Professionals - Member 2010

Chamber of Commerce 2000

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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.

There are four priority goals that are outlined to ensure that Habitat for Humanity Susquehanna can demonstrate that an impact is realized as a result of our planning efforts.
1. Build a Sustainable Organization - Habitat for Humanity Susquehanna will use gifts wisely to benefit those we serve.
2. Build Community Impact - Habitat for Humanity Susquehanna will deepen its impact within the region it serves.
3. Build Sector Impact - Habitat for Humanity Susquehanna will strive to develop resources and support systems that promote a strong affordable housing sector in our region and beyond.
4. Build Societal Impact - Habitat for Humanity Susquehanna will strive to develop resources and support systems that promote a strong affordable housing sector in our region and beyond.
Our work will be achieved by honoring our values, the most fundamental of which is promoting God's love in our work. Knowledgeable stakeholders and staff completed a comprehensive review of current conditions to identify priorities that positions the agency for the future. The plan also includes measurable objectives that will be advanced through the various departments so that verifiable evidence is apparent that Habitat has advanced their mission and achieved their vision.

Develop multiple funding models to support the mission.
• Open the first HHS ReStore in 2015, and grow it into a million dollar business by 2020.
• Ensure enough new mortgages to replace those that expire, as well as provide enough mortgage sale proceeds to fund staff costs.
• Increase the dollar amount generated from businesses, churches, and individuals by 5% over inflation annually.
• Increase the percentage of volunteers that are donors from 12% to 25%.

Ensure that sustainable construction and housing support services are available to optimize the number of families served.
• Build more than 8 homes per year.
• Provide, directly or through partnerships, financial counseling and financial literacy services to families that wish to become homeowners.
• Develop a matched savings program to assist families to save for their homeownership goals.

Leverage HHS and partner resources to advance community transformation.
• Concentrate repairs and community engagement within identified target areas.
• Partner with local governments and other nonprofit organizations to jointly address housing and other urgent community needs.
• Use Habitat's unique expertise and volunteer base to build cooperatively with other agencies as needed.
• Identify a select group of neighborhoods for concentrated builds to generate a stronger sense of community revitalization.
• Balance the need for community revitalization with builds that place families in areas of opportunity.

Promote policies and systems that advance access to adequate, affordable housing.
• Participate in the advocacy efforts on affordable housing at the local, state and federal levels.
• Form a local advocacy committee or network.
• Ensure that elected officials on the local, state, and national level representing our service area are aware of local housing issues.

Build community commitment through advocacy and outreach.
• Build an identity and capacity to be responsive to the unique challenges of Harford and Cecil Counties.
• Enhance community awareness of HHS particularly among government entities, benefactors, and private industry partners to increase financial support and the collateral support this generates for the respective community.

Grow skills and leadership capabilities among the HHS team.
• Collaborate with bank partners and others to develop a system of regular compliance reviews and appropriate training.
• Increase staffing or contractual resources for underwriting and/or compliance as funds will allow.
• Expand the use of the AmeriCorps Program and other service models to augment what can be accomplished by staff, attracting a team of service members each year.
• Develop a formalized program for the continuous use of college interns.
• Provide incentives for staff to pursue certifications in their areas of expertise.
• Leverage the expertise of volunteers to assist HHS in expanding services and staffing resources.
• Develop professional development programs that enhance staff capacity and increase the skill-set of volunteers.

This information comes from the Strategic Plan for 2015-2020. This plan was formally adopted and approved on February 12, 2015 by the Board of Directors of Habitat for Humanity Susquehanna. We will track the progress over the next 5 years.

Update as of July 1, 2016:
Aberdeen ReStore officially opened on May 7, 2016.
New processes introduced to convert volunteers to donors, such as adding information on the job site and doing a soft ask in the post-volunteer email.
Received grant funding to hire a financial counselor to expand our financial literacy program, keeping it in house, and hopefully transforming more lives.
Continue to work on Neighborhood Revitalization on our two focus neighborhoods -- Harford Square and Swan Meadows.
Forming an advocacy committee to help with those outreach efforts

Financials

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Operations

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

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Habitat for Humanity Susquehanna, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 05/11/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ms. Liz Monti

APGFCU

Term: 2022 - 2023

Katie York

Cecil College

Lisa Schofield

Tierra Gregory

Liz Leoni-Monti

Brian Heinbaugh

Kurt Engelhaupt

PNC Bank

Derrick Grice

Kathryn Bordone

Mary Hines

Tiara Emmanuel

Katy York

Tamara Gregory

Iesha Young

Rhonda Baker

Ryan Alban

Kim Beazley

Anthony Jones

Marilyn Rawls

Jeff West

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? No
  • 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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/28/2021

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
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-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

No data

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data