Pickens County Habitat for Humanity

Building strength, stability, self-reliance and shelter.

Clemson, SC   |  www.pickenshabitat.org

Mission

Seeking to put God's love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.

Ruling year info

1982

Executive Director

Mrs. Jill Evans

Main address

P O Box 412

Clemson, SC 29633 USA

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EIN

57-0725702

NTEE code info

Housing Development, Construction, Management (L20)

Christian (X20)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Pickens County Habitat for Humanity aims to eradicate the use of substandard, unaffordable housing in Pickens County, SC - a rural community where nearly 20% of the population lives in poverty. Many Pickens County families are forced to make impossible choices each month: to pay rent or pay for medicine, groceries, or childcare. Rent is often exorbitantly priced for the unit considering many Pickens County families live in trailer-style homes with outdated electrical wiring and leaking roofs. PCHFH aims to parter with individuals and families in need to build decent, affordable homes that will never exceed 30% of their monthly income, allowing families to afford life's emergencies and still feel stable. Through homeownership, Pickens County Habitat empowers individuals and families to become financially-stable and secure. Families build equity and secure a safe and comfortable place to live for generations to come, breaking through the cycle of poverty.

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?

Building affordable homes for families in need!

PCHFH partners with individuals and families in Pickens County who have great need - based on income and current living conditions - to build affordable homes sold to these homeowners with a 25-year, no interest loan. Our program provides a hand-up to those willing to take it in order to pursue new dreams. Partnering families are required to complete 200 sweat-equity hours during their waiting period before moving into their new home; this includes financial literacy classes and building Habitat homes! Families build pride and dignity in their own home by spending many hours constructing their future kitchen, bedroom...Partnering families are guaranteed to never spend more than 30% of their income towards housing in their Habitat home.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Habitat for Humanity International 1981

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
Population(s) Served

Low-income people, Working poor

Related Program

Building affordable homes for families in need!

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

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
Population(s) Served

Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Building affordable homes for families in need!

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of low-income families housed in affordable, well-maintained units as a result of the nonprofit's efforts

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

Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Building affordable homes for families in need!

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of people in the area with access to affordable housing as a result of the nonprofit's efforts

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

Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Building affordable homes for families in need!

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

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.

Pickens County Habitat for Humanity aims to combat the affordable housing crisis by partnering with low-to-moderate income families in need to build safe, decent, and affordable homes that create lasting financial security for first-time homeowners. PCHFH does this by selling Habitat homes "at cost" with 0% interest to partnering families who commit 200 hours of sweat-equity toward their home and complete financial-literacy classes. With every affordable home and partnering-family, less substandard units are occupied and more families are able to build wealth and equity in our community. PCHFH's ultimate goal is to build affordable homes for every individual and family in need so that more families are financially-secure for themselves and for future generations.

Pickens County Habitat for Humanity aims to partner with three to four individuals each year to build affordable and decent homes. Housing applications are available and provided to all those who request throughout each year. If candidates qualify on the basis of income (50-80% AMI), they are processed and visited by the Family Selection Committee of PCHFH. Those who qualify through this step in the process are then approved for a home by the Board of Directors. To pay for the construction cost of each of these homes, PCHFH fundraises through grant awards from private foundations, individual solicitations, and in-kind donations of materials. PCHFH intends to make a more direct approach at finding families in need of safe, decent, and affordable housing by advertising Habitat for Humanity's program at several places of employment in Pickens County.

PCHFH continuously sends housing applications to all those who request it via phone or otherwise. The organization relies on the highly-involved Family Selection Committee's process to select a viable candidate for homeownership. The checks and balances of this committee and the Board of Directors helps to ensure families are selected fairly, based on level of need and willingness to partner.

PCHFH has partnered with 111 families in its 40 year tenure to make homeowners out of renters or technically-homeless individuals, forever changing the financial landscape of countless individuals and their children. In 1981 when PCHFH was founded, the starting treasury stood at $500. Now, PCHFH builds three to four $100,000 homes each year, meeting the needs of many deserving people in Pickens County thanks to team leadership and a supportive community. PCHFH has partnered with the student chapter of Habitat for Humanity at Clemson University for nearly 30 years, building a Habitat home on campus during Homecoming every year - the only affiliate in the nation to hold such a partnership. PCHFH has partnered with Clemson University Athletics to build a home with student-athletes and has also built a home with the help of high school students. PCHFH continues to seek out unique and worthwhile partnerships to engage the greater community in the conversation surrounding affordable housing, all the while continuing our mission to build decent shelter for those in need.

Financials

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Operations

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

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Pickens County Habitat for Humanity

Board of directors
as of 1/8/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Alley Linder

J. Davis Construction

Term: 2021 - 2023

Craig Tompkins

Retired from Duke Energy

Donna DiAntonio

Priority Performance Consulting Group

Alley Linder

J. Davis Construction

Denise Watson

Dallas Seminary

Wayne Watson

Fluor Corporation

Marian Benton

Retired First Citizens Bank of Clemson

Chris Jensen

Smart Storage of Easley

Ted Moore

Moore, Epstein, Moore Marketing

Bob DiAntonio

Priority Performance Consulting Group

Cathy Turner

First Sun Management

April Hendricks

Keller Williams

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? 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 01/08/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/08/2021

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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 disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
Policies and processes
  • 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 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.