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Central South Carolina Habitat for Humanity

Changing Neighborhoods One Block at a Time

aka CSC Habitat for Humanity   |   Columbia, SC   |  https://www.habitatcsc.org

Mission

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

Notes from the nonprofit

Central SC Habitat for Humanity was a 2019 "Angel" Award Winner from the SC Secretary of State for its fiscal transparency and accountability. 93 cents of every dollar goes back into Habitat's programs, with only seven cents used for operations and overhead.

Ruling year info

1985

Executive Director

Ms Suzanne Brooks

Main address

209 S Sumter St

Columbia, SC 29201 USA

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EIN

57-0785521

NTEE code info

Housing Development, Construction, Management (L20)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

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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?

Affordable Housing

Central South Carolina Habitat for Humanity provides affordable, decent housing for low-income families.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Families

Provides financial counseling and home ownership classes for future homeowners.

Population(s) Served
Families
Economically disadvantaged people

Central South Carolina Habitat for Humanity serves the entire neighborhood in which its homes are built or renovated, through minor home repairs and upkeep of yards in order to stabilize and revitalize communities.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Families

In the neighborhood where we are building we offer a program to Veterans homeowners to do minor repairs in and around their home.

Population(s) Served
Veterans

In the neighborhoods where we are currently building we survey existing homeowners to see if there are any mobility issues in and around their home. We install handicap ramps, grab bars and widen doors where needed.

Population(s) Served
Seniors

An overall clean-up of yards, driveways, and other properties on streets where Habitat is currently conducting business. This program helps to provide an overall cleaner, more organized look to the community.

Population(s) Served
Ethnic and racial groups
Economically disadvantaged people
Immigrants and migrants
Victims and oppressed people

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Habitat for Humanity International 2022

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 households that obtain/retain permanent housing for at least 6 months

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

Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

HomeOwner Services

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

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.

Central SC Habitat's Strategic Plan lays out the following goals for the organization:
1) To become an innovative, efficient leader among Habitat for Humanity affiliates with the focus of moving more families into homes.
2) Establish Habitat for Humanity as a leader within the community in the realm of affordable housing.
3) Address the needs of neighborhoods, not just individual homes, in hopes of building thriving communities.
4) Activate, develop and empower new/existing Habitat for Humanity resources.
5) Consolidate and relocate entire operations.

Central SC Habitat has outlined specific strategies over the next three years to accomplish its strategic goals. Strategies focus on increasing the number of families served, increasing fundraising efforts, improving efficiency and effectiveness of operations, increasing Habitat's visibility in the civic, business and non profit community in order to be a leading voice at the table for issues surrounding affordable housing, developing a full neighborhood revitalization initiative project, training for Board and Staff, and relocating operations to a more visible location.

Central SC Habitat has the capabilities to accomplish these goals, through the combined efforts of its Board, Staff and Volunteers. Central SC Habitat is a designated Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative (NRI) partner with Habitat for Humanity International and is in full compliance as an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International.

Central SC Habitat has completed year two of three of its Strategic Plan.

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 take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, 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, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback

Financials

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Operations

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

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Central South Carolina Habitat for Humanity

Board of directors
as of 06/07/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ms. Rania Jamison

Charmaine Howell

Security Federal Bank

Terry Wolfer

University of SC

Chaz Friendly

CF Evans Construction

Patrick Chambers

NAI Columbia

Lindsey Griffin

Bank of America

Amanda Grover

Aflac

Tom Ledbetter

Midlands Technical College

David Paavola

Lewis-Babcock Attorneys

Pamela Sulton

Community Activist

Eddie Summers

Mechanic

William Jeter

Abacus Consulting

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 ? 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? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 6/7/2022

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

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 06/07/2022

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 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.
  • 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 disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • 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 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 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.