Habitat for Humanity of Greenville County

A world where everyone has a decent place to live

Greenville, SC   |  www.habitatgreenville.org

Mission

Seeking to put God's love into action, Habitat for Humanity of Greenville County brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope. Habitat Greenville works to ensure affordable, sustainable homeownership opportunities for Greenville County residents with income below 60% of the AMI. We believe that affordable homeownership is foundational for building family strength, stability and self-reliance, ensuring academic success for children and eliminating generational poverty.

Ruling year info

1987

President and CEO

Mr. Monroe Free

Main address

P.O. Box 1206

Greenville, SC 29602 USA

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EIN

57-0827063

NTEE code info

Home Improvement/Repairs (L81)

Community, Neighborhood Development, Improvement (S20)

Citizen Participation (W24)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Facing a shortage of 9,500+ affordable housing units, more than 1 in 5 Greenville County residents struggle to find housing less than 30% of their household income. With a vision for every resident to have a decent and affordable place to live, Habitat for Humanity of Greenville County is committed to doubling its output over the next five years to enable 300 families to become self-sustainable through affordable homeownership by 2023.

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 Preservation

Our Home Preservation programs focus on repairs to address unhealthy conditions, safety issues, code violations and energy efficiency. Families with low income who own their homes often experience high energy costs and health issues because they cannot afford needed energy/weatherization upgrades and critical repairs. This program provides services to reduce energy costs and provide a healthier living environment for these families.

Participants must earn 30-60% of the area median income, must be employed continuously for one year and have the available resources to pay a zero-percent loan provided by Habitat Greenville. The amount paid is based on family income. Work is carried out by Habitat's construction staff and volunteers, with HVAC, plumbing and electrical work by subcontractors in those trades.

Our weatherization program has been expanded through collaboration with the Community Conservation Corps of Furman University's Shi Center for Sustainability. This partnership provides for the assessment of weatherization needs as well as for work required to increase energy efficiency. Approximately 18-25 weatherization projects will be undertaken each year. Habitat Greenville provides project coordination and volunteers for the program.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

The mission of this program is to provide homeownership opportunities for families earning 30-60% of the area median income. Families with children are a primary focus. The program includes construction of new homes as well as rehabilitation of existing homes. Funding for the program is derived from partnerships with corporations, churches, civic groups and other organizations, and through grants. Construction and renovation work is carried out by volunteers supervised by Habitat's construction superintendents, quality assurance team, and task leaders. Plumbing, electric wiring and HVAC systems are installed by professionals in those trades. All new homes meet Energy Star and NAHB ICC-700 green building standards. In 2018, Habitat Greenville was named the 2018 EarthCraft Builder of the Year.

To quality for the program, prospective homeowners must meet Habitat’s criteria for partnership. This includes willingness to become a full partner with Habitat in doing the work required to help themselves; fulfillment of a minimum of 200 hours of "sweat equity" building their home and other Habitat homes; and completion of our homeownership preparation program, a key aspect of Habitat's approach to sustainable homeownership. Families participate in 25 hours of classes in personal finance, budgeting, mortgages, home maintenance, and other topics that teach them how to manage their finances and care for a home. Prospective homeowners must also have one year of continuous employment and the available resources to pay a zero-percent mortgage provided by Habitat Greenville.

Our home rehabilitation program provides homes for low-income families through the renovation and repair of existing homes. These include older Habitat homes and homes that are obtained by Habitat Greenville at no cost or at a low cost. The homes are renovated and sold at zero percent interest to families who meet Habitat's criteria for homeownership (need, willingness to partner, fulfillment of sweat equity, completion of the homeownership preparation program, one year of continuous employment, and ability to pay). Volunteer teams, under the direction of Habitat construction staff and quality assurance team, along with subcontractors for the electrical, plumbing and HVAC systems, complete the work required for each home rehabilitation.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Families

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 Home Preservation projects

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

Adults, Families

Related Program

Home Preservation

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Home Preservation projects consist of rehabilitation, recycling, and weatherization of homes

Number of volunteers

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Includes number of volunteers assisting with new home construction and home preservation projects, community/special events, fundraisers, and homebuyer preparation classes.

Total number of volunteer hours contributed to the organization

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Includes number of volunteer hours assisting with new home construction and home preservation projects, community/special events, fundraisers, and homebuyer preparation classes.

Number of new homes constructed

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

Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Affordable Home Construction

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Includes number of new homes constructed (new mortgages) by fiscal year

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.

In the first year of HFHGC's five year strategic plan, HFHGC achieved a 15.5% increase in program output over FY18. In order to stay on target, HFHGC will be providing 14 new mortgages and rehabilitate and weatherize 35 homes in FY19.

HFHGC leverages the collective investments of local donors, corporations, civic partners, and partners in the faith community to fulfill the Habitat mission. Whether securing development parcels from our civic partners in special emphasis neighborhoods or securing private land donations for new home construction, HFHGC is committed to ensuring it secures developable properties in locations our partner families desire to live in.

Additionally, HFHGC is building a construction warehouse in order to bulk purchase and store building materials and reduce costs. This warehouse will be a critical asset for our organization to increase our new construction, repair, and weatherization programs and activities.

HFHGC has 48 staff members and continues to hire additional staff in order to fulfill current needs and meet future demand. Since January 2018, HFHGC has hired a Volunteer Coordinator, Development Officer, Development Coordinator, Grant Funding Manager, Fleet Manager, and two Construction Site Supervisors. In addition to hiring talented individuals to help execute the Habitat mission, HFHGC is improving workflow efficiencies through the acquisition of logistics software and online management systems to capture and leverage our existing data.

HFHGC was founded in 1985 by a group of visionary community volunteers seeking to eliminate substandard housing in Greenville County. Built on the premise of a "hand up, not a hand out", our programs require our clients to be active and accountable participants in their journey to homeownership. With this ambition, HFHGC has been able to forge many partnerships and built over 360 new homes over 30+ years of transformative work. By 2023, HFHGC plans on sustaining an annual pace of 20 new home construction, 28 repair, and 32 home weatherization projects.

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 collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys, Community meetings/Town halls, Constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

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

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

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 Greenville County

Board of directors
as of 8/3/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mrs. Glenda Morrison-Fair

Laura Caligan-Gilliam

The Graham Foundation

Byron Corbitt

GE Energy

Noel Marion

Jacobs Engineering Group

Glenda Morrison-Fair

ChowFair Co., Inc.

Joan Burket

ScanSource, Inc.

Rob Crowder

AFL

Henry Gallivan Jr.

Smith Moore Law

Bill Gay

Bon Secours Health System

Dan Weidenbenner

Mill Community Ministries

Mark Westmoreland

Wells Fargo Bank

Luis Caicedo

New American Funding

LaVonne Thompson

Community Volunteer, Retired

Jonathan Johnson

Prisma Health

Whitney Hanna

Greenville County Schools

Sonya Goosby

Julio Hernandez

LaTonya Phillips

Windell Rodgers

Donnice Wilkerson

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 05/18/2020

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data