Wichita Habitat for Humanity

aka Habitat for Humanity   |   Wichita, KS   |  www.wichitahabitat.org

Mission

Mission: Seeking to put God's love into action, Wichita Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. Vision: A world where everyone has a decent place to live.

Ruling year info

1987

Executive Director

Mrs. Ann M Fox

Main address

130 E Murdock, Ste 102

Wichita, KS 67214 USA

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EIN

58-1735540

NTEE code info

Housing Development, Construction, Management (L20)

Christian (X20)

Thrift Shops (P29)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

While the vast majority of Americans feel stable and secure in their current situation, housing insecurity touches nearly half of adults at some point in their lives. A majority of Americans believe that it is challenging to find affordable quality housing in their communities and more than half of all adults say they have made at least one trade-off in order to cover their rent or mortgage. Such trade-offs may include taking second jobs, cutting back on health care and healthy food, and moving to less safe neighborhoods. Habitat for Humanity strives to create a world in which everyone has a decent place to live. All Habitat for Humanity affiliates share this vision and Wichita Habitat for Humanity focuses on developing affordable housing opportunities for people in Sedgwick County, Kansas by providing a zero percent interest mortgage/loan for qualified homeowners for new home construction, home rehabilitation and critical home repairs.

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?

Homeownership

Wichita Habitat for Humanity builds and rehabs safe, affordable, energy efficient homes in Sedgwick County, Kansas. These homes are sold to qualified low to moderate income homebuyers who are required to contribute 250-400 hours of "sweat equity" which includes attending homebuyer education classes, helping to build their own home as well as the homes of their neighbors and working at the ReStore. The homebuyer education classes include curriculum on buying and owning a home, financial management, budgeting, home maintenance and repair, credit and related topics. Homeowners qualify based on their housing needs, providing "sweat equity", and ability to pay on a zero percent interest mortgage.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Wichita’s Home Repair Program partners with qualified families to assist with a variety of projects, from larger-scale exterior repairs to smaller-scale energy efficiency upgrades. Our programs range from grant-funded, no cost options to no-interest loans. The purpose of these programs is to help families maintain their homes and to keep the community thriving.

Population(s) Served
Adults

The Homeowner Services Program is responsible for recruitment of partner families and providing ongoing services for families who become Habitat homeowners. Qualified families must have:A demonstrated need for decent shelter.Income in the 35-75% range of Area Median Income.Willingness to partner with Wichita Habitat for Humanity Kansas City by completing 250-400 hours of sweat equity.The Program provides a series of classes on home ownership, financial management, budgeting, home maintenance and repair, credit and related topics. The classes teach families the responsibilities of home ownership and skills for long-term success. Each family in the program works with the Homeowner Services Manager as they complete the home ownership classes and sweat equity hours. The Homeowner Services Manager also provides referrals to services in the community as needed.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth

The Wichita Habitat for Humanity ReStore sells new and used home improvement items to the public at discounted prices. All the proceeds benefit the mission of Wichita Habitat for Humanity and help build homes, communities and hope.Visit us at 601 N. West Street, Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m.- 6 p.m. to see how our current inventory can assist you with your building needs.

Population(s) Served
Adults

This program is designed to provide future homebuyers with pre-purchase education and credit counseling to help them on your journey towards homeownership. WHFH provides support and education needed to learn how to manage finances and credit issues and to be better prepared for homeownership. Participants in the program are required to:

1) Attend a Heading Home Program Orientation.
2) Attend five (5) Money Smart classes that will cover the financial education topics related to budgeting and credit.
3) Attend a Homebuyer 101 class to learn about the home buying process.
4) Meet monthly with a budget coach for individual budget coaching sessions, complete all assignments, and maintain a budget that will prepare them for qualifying to WHFH homeownership program or other homeownership program offered in the community.
5) Meet every other month with Homeowner Services to set goals and review progress.

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 children and youth who have received access to stable housing

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

Children and youth

Related Program

Homeownership

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

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

Related Program

Homeownership

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Relates to mission of "Building homes" and our strategic goal of increasing the number of homes/families served each year. These homes are new construction or rehabilitated and purchased by homeowner.

Total number of volunteer hours contributed to the organization

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

Adults

Related Program

Homeownership

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Our mission of "bringing people together" means volunteers are utilized throughout the organization from construction to committees. Related to goal of increasing meaningful volunteer opportunities.

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 2018, based on the Executive Director's Vivid Vision, Wichita Habitat for Humanity developed a three-year strategic plan with the following goals by 2021:
1. Increase the number of homes built by 150%
2. Start a home repair program with a goal of serving 36 homeowners
3. Incrementally increase the number of meaningful volunteer opportunities for community members
4. Advocate for the development of a land bank in the community
5. Develop a financially sustainable model for cash flow
6. Support employees with growing leadership capabilities and operating with excellence.

Wichita Habitat for Humanity is using a variety of strategies to ensure goals are met by 2021, starting with the development of a performance management program that uses cascading SMART goals to identify each employees' responsibility with supporting the achievement of the overall organizational goals. This resulted in the development of strategies by each employee from the cashier at the ReStore who is polling each customer to identify key metrics that will assist the ReStore in increasing customer satisfaction and profits to the Finance Director who developed a 7 year forecast to identify how the selling of mortgages will increase our affiliates financial ability to serve more families. Other key strategies include numerous individual goals related to utilizing volunteers to expand capacity to provide program services, establishing efficiencies within current processes and increasing marketing through various social media outlets.

Wichita Habitat for Humanity (WHFH) has a 33 year proven track record that ensures the success of our mission. Wichita Habitat has successfully built 235 new and rehabbed homes in all parts of Wichita, KS as well as single homes in Greensburg, Towanda and El Dorado, Kansas, thus providing safe, decent, affordable shelter to over 326 adults and 538 children. It is also important to note that the 0% interest monthly mortgage payments from all Wichita Habitat homebuyers go into the affiliate's “Fund for Humanity," a perpetual fund that is used and reused for future construction. This sound strategy enables our organization to touch even more lives as Habitat homeowners' mortgage payments are perpetually reused to construct more affordable homes.

By the end of 2019 Wichita Habitat for Humanity will have completed its 238th home in Sedgwick County, Kansas. In 2014 WHFH started a Rock the Block initiative in an area bounded by Ninth and 13th and Hillside and Grove Streets, to serve in one of the least resourced neighborhoods in Wichita. Since that time, in conjunction with numerous local non-profit partners, private and public investors as well as the City of Wichita, A. Price Woodard Neighborhood Association and many other partners we have accomplished the following:

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 demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
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, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Case management notes,

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

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, 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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Wichita Habitat for Humanity

Board of directors
as of 2/25/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 09/06/2019

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 09/09/2020

Policies and practices developed in partnership with Equity in the Center, a project that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems within the social sector to increase racial equity. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.