Habitat for Humanity of Durham Inc.

Helping individuals and families in Durham achieve strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter.

aka Habitat for Humanity of Durham, Durham Habitat, Habitat of Durham   |   Durham, NC   |  http://www.durhamhabitat.org

Mission

Habitat for Humanity of Durham is part of a global, nonprofit housing organization that seeks to build homes, communities and hope.

Habitat for Humanity of Durham is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing in Durham through constructing, rehabilitating and preserving homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions.

Habitat for Humanity was founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a simple, durable place to live in dignity and safety, and that decent shelter in decent communities should be a matter of conscience and action for all.

Ruling year info

1988

Chief Executive Officer

Alexis Vaughn

Main address

215 N Church St

Durham, NC 27701 USA

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EIN

58-1674794

NTEE code info

Housing Development, Construction, Management (L20)

Home Improvement/Repairs (L81)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (L01)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Durham Habitat brings people together to build, sell, and repair affordable homes. Building on our foundational programs of new home construction and critical home repair + accessibility, we lift up families through the transformative power of homeownership while engaging 5,000+ volunteers each year.

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?

New home construction

• Habitat homes are purchased at zero percent interest with 30 year mortgages allowing families to build financial equity.
• Habitat homeowners are our biggest donors. Every mortgage payment for a Habitat home helps fund the construction of future Habitat homes.
• Habitat homeowners invest a minimum of 250 sweat equity hours working on their or their neighbors’ homes.
• Volunteers from the community work side-by-side with Habitat homeowners to build their home.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Habitat Repairs Program helps prevent the displacement of low income homeowners by fixing unsafe and urgently needed repairs.

Population(s) Served
Adults

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 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

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Including families purchasing new homes, families who already own a home receiving repairs, families renting from Durham Habitat, and families purchasing a Durham Habitat home in Honduras.

Total number of volunteer hours contributed to the organization

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

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Volunteers hours include time spent on Habitat worksites building homes and doing repairs, committee and Board of Directors meetings, administrative volunteer positions, and event activities.

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

Volunteers serve on Habitat construction sites, in our office, at our events, and on our committees.

Number of applications for housing received from targeted population

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

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

These numbers include both homeownership applications and repairs applications.

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.

With more than 30,000 residents living in over-priced, over-crowded, or sub-standard housing, Durham is experiencing an affordable housing crisis. Durham Habitat's goal is to increase the number of families we serve to 100 per year.

In order to achieve our goal of serving 100 families per year, we will need to acquire a minimum of 75 buildable lots in Durham. This will serve as a 3 year pipeline to allow for strategically planned, efficient, cluster building.

In order to support the additional programming, we will need to raise $12.65M in donations and grants over the next 3 years.

We are proud to say that 92% of funds donated to our organization go straight to our affordable housing programs.

This year we hired an additional repairs team staff member in order to allow our manager space for strategic planning. With additional support from our partnership with the AmeriCorps program, we are on track to maintain and even increase the number of families served via repairs.

As we plan to build more new construction, we are also perusing into alternative affordable housing solutions, namely tiny homes and rental. We built our first to rental properties in 2016 and are building a Homeowner Incubation Program. Families who apply with Habitat and are denied for reasons like outstanding debt are invited to take advantage of an affordable short-term rental with Habitat while working with our family services team to prepare another homeownership application. In 2017 we started construction on our first tiny home in partnership with a single woman who graduated from the Rescue Mission's Victory program and is currently living in a hotel room. A 504sqft home with a $350 monthly mortgage payment is just the right fit for her. We're hopeful that others in Durham will also be interested in this affordable housing solution and that the City of Durham will consider new minimum lot size requirements that would allow Habitat to continue building.

Since 1985 Durham Habitat has built and sold more than 350 homes and repaired nearly 300 homes. That means more than 850 Durham children growing up in safe, decent, affordable housing, with brighter futures.

The need is still great, with 30,000 Durham residents spending more than 30% of their income on housing that is often over-crowded and unsafe.

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 Durham Inc.

Board of directors
as of 9/16/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Vicky Garcia


Board co-chair

Carleena Deonanan

Richard Brown

Vicky Garcia

Keith Artin

Tracy Cox

Carleena Deonanan

Tarsha Fletcher

Ashley Freedman

Evan Fuguet

Gareth Hedges

Anne Hodges-Copple

Allen Ingram

Sandy Moulton

Robin Patterson

George Stuart

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? No
  • 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 9/3/2021,

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