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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 between 30-80 percent 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)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Facing a shortage of approx. 12,000 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: growing capacity, growing impact delivery, and growing community engagement over the next year to enable more families to become self-sustainable through affordable homeownership.

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

Habitat's Neighborhood Revitalization Program promotes community involvement by partnering with residents, community leaders, and organizations to best address the community concerns and support the aspirations of the neighborhood.

Our Neighborhood Revitalization focus is specific to that individual neighborhood, training resident leaders to manage and spearhead the collaborative efforts for a holistic revitalization.

Population(s) Served
People of African descent
Economically disadvantaged 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 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
Related Program

Affordable Home Construction

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

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.

Expand retail presence in and beyond Greenville, strengthen internal knowledge & competencies, re-imagine staff, volunteer, family and donor recruitment, retention, and engagement.

Develop multi-family/other diverse housing units, land-acquisition strategies, cross-sector partnerships, and optimization of current building systems to support housing growth.

Integrate/Leverage our Advocacy policy position in order to strengthen credibility and broaden brand influence through inclusion, engagement, advocacy and collective action.

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 64 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 400 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 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 aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, 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 Greenville County

Board of directors
as of 06/14/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mrs. Glenda Morrison-Fair


Board co-chair

LaTonya Philips

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LaVonne Thompson

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Whitney Hanna

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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 4/12/2023

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
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 04/13/2023

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 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 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.