Habitat for Humanity of Spartanburg

Building safe, decent and affordable housing for low-income families

Spartanburg, SC   |  www.habitatspartanburg.org

Mission

Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry dedicated to eliminating substandard housing and homelessness worldwide and to making adequate, affordable shelter a matter of conscience and action. Habitat invites people from all faiths and walks of life to work together in partnership, building houses with families in need.

Ruling year info

1987

Executive Director

Dr. Leland G. Close Jr.

Main address

2270 S. Pine St.

Spartanburg, SC 29302 USA

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EIN

57-0849669

NTEE code info

Housing Development, Construction, Management (L20)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Habitat Spartanburg is committed to partnering with low-income, deserving families to build safe, decent and affordable housing. Many families live "on the fringe," or don't earn enough to qualify for a conventional home mortgage and live in substandard rental housing. Our program builds safe, affordable, Energy Star Certified homes with the help of volunteers so families can earn their own home through our homeownership program.

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?

Construction of New, Affordable Housing

Habitat for Humanity of Spartanburg currently builds seven new homes annually, in partnership with volunteers and donors.

Population(s) Served
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 housing units built

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

Adults, Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Construction of New, Affordable Housing

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Habitat Spartanburg is committed to building safe, affordable housing in Spartanburg for low-income families. Our goal is to build 10 hours annually in the next few years.

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

Adults, Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Construction of New, Affordable Housing

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

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.

Our mission is to put God's love into action. We bring people together to build homes, communities and hope.
Our vision is for everyone to have a safe, decent place to live. We want to achieve our mission and goals by working with low-income families to set them on a path for homeownership. We create responsible homeowners through financial management and homeownership classes so families are able to pay their mortgages on time and increase their likelihood for lifelong success.

Habitat Spartanburg has an extensive strategic plan that calls for volunteers to work alongside one another to build homes, while development staff works to raise funds to build seven homes per year.
Habitat Spartanburg works with corporate, individual, faith and foundation leaders to amplify our message. Our Board is committed to building ten homes annually in the next few years while starting a home repair program.
We have increased our capacity to three construction managers and will work to deliver more new homes.

Habitat Spartanburg was formed in 1987 as a way to provide low-income families to access to affordable and decent housing. We have a long record and commitment to ensuring success.
Our model is based on a pay-it-forward model where mortgage receivables are used to fund new home construction. Our ReStore supports administrative costs so development funds support new home construction.
Habitat Spartanburg has a management staff of folks with backgrounds in their respective fields. We use best practices and are in constant contact with other Habitat affiliates to discuss long-term affordable housing trends.

Habitat Spartanburg has built 138 homes since 1987. Of those homes, 44 homeowners have completely paid off their mortgages and own their homes free and clear -- there is no better measure of long-term financial stability.
Habitat Spartanburg will continue to build seven homes annually and is looking to start a home repair program. Our Board has set a goal of building ten homes annually and we will build capacity so we are able to complete those goals.
Habitat Spartanburg primarily builds in the City of Spartanburg, but we also have homes in Greer, Inman, Chesnee and Boiling Springs. We will continue to seek partnerships so we can further expand into other areas, such as the Hwy. 290 corridor and Cowpens.
Affordable housing is a need that spans the entire county, and we will work so that folks needing our services will have access in their communities.

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 make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, 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 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 engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, 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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Habitat for Humanity of Spartanburg

Board of directors
as of 10/11/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Kenneth Meinke

Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System

Patrick Cutler

Price Waterhouse Coopers

Isaac Dickson

ReGenesis

Tim Metz

Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office

Justin Solesbee

Harper Corporation

Kristin Gray

FordHarrison

Andrea Wilcox

Denny's

Art Littlejohn

Spartanburg Public Safety Department

David Proctor

Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System

Ralph Settle

RealOp Investments

David Proctor

Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System

Bryant Boyd

TD Bank

Tom Evans

First Presbyterian Church

Jerome Long

Bank of America

Charlene Lyle

Community Volunteer

Andrew McCall

McMillan, Pazdan, Smith

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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 6/8/2020

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

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 06/08/2020

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Data
  • 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.