Habitat for Humanity Collier County

Naples, FL   |  www.habitatcollier.org

Mission

Seeking to put God's love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.

Ruling year info

1979

CEO

Rev Lisa B. Lefkow

President

Mr. Nick Kouloheras

Main address

11145 Tamiami Trail E.

Naples, FL 34113 USA

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EIN

59-1834379

NTEE code info

Housing Development, Construction, Management (L20)

Home Improvement/Repairs (L81)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Habitat for Humanity of Collier County makes homeownership possible for low-wage earning families. Affordable housing is one of the most critical issues facing our community. More than half of the renters in Collier County are cost burdened, paying more than 30% of their income on housing. This leaves little for other basic necessities such as food, clothing, healthcare and medical needs. With the cost of housing in Collier County averaging 43% above the national average, many who work here are not able to afford to live here. Nearly 18% of workers commute to Collier County from less expensive areas, causing them to have long commute times, taking precious time aware from their families and children. Their earnings are invested in areas where they can afford to live, diminishing revenue in Collier County. The largest employment sectors in the country are also the lowest earning sectors in the county.

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?

Habitat Collier

Habitat for Humanity of Collier County is one of the oldest and largest producing Habitat affiliates in the world. The organization is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally and worldwide 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 attain strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter.   For more than a decade, we have averaged the building of 100 Habitat homes annually in Collier County. Those homes are purchased by low and very-low income families employed primarily in the service sector of Collier County.

Population(s) Served
Families
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

Awards

External assessments

Evaluated via the Impact Genome Project (2018)

Affiliations & memberships

Habitat for Humanity International 1978

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

Related Program

Habitat Collier

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of applications for housing received from targeted population

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

Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Habitat Collier

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Deliquency rate on homeowner mortgage payments (by percent)

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

Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Habitat Collier

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of children and youth who have received access to stable housing

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

Holding steady

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.

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY OF COLLIER COUNTY, INC seeks to create decent,
affordable housing in partnership with those in need and to make shelter a
matter of conscience with people everywhere. The ultimate goal of Habitat for Humanity is to eliminate poverty
housing and homelessness from the face of the earth by building adequate and
basic housing. Furthermore, all of our
words and actions are for the purpose of putting shelter on the hearts and
minds of people in such a powerful way that poverty housing and homelessness
become socially, politically and religiously unacceptable in our nation and
world.

CORE TENENTS

Christian Identity: Habitat for Humanity of Collier County is an organization based on
Christian principles committed to witness to the love and teachings of Jesus
Christ. This affiliate will partner with
people regardless of faith. Homeownership:Habitat for Humanity of Collier County is committed to homeownership
through the use of available resources including volunteers and a no-profit
mortgage. Homeowner Selection:Habitat for Humanity of Collier County intends to sell homes to
low-income families in need who have ability to repay a mortgage and are
willing to partner with Habitat for Humanity. Need will be evaluated in the context of this affiliate’s service area
median income. Sweat Equity: Habitat for Humanity of Collier County will require sweat equity of
partner families with whom the affiliate will build safe, decent and affordable
housing. Tithe:Habitat for Humanity of Collier County will participate in the tithe. Integrity:Habitat for Humanity of Collier County will operate as a nonprofit with
the highest integrity in a non-discriminatory manner in accordance with
applicable laws.

Create strategic balance between the scriptural principles upon which HFH Collier is founded AND the needs of operating a
big business. One should not be pursued to the detriment
of the other.  Build at least 100 homes per year and strengthen:a.) home owner
affinityb.) financial strengthc.) community recognitiond.) broad donor
support   Serve The Need for Affordable Housing1) Encourage homeowners to be responsible by paying their mortgages on time and running effective HOA’s. 2)19 families inquire for every one home we are able to fund and build. We must rigorously evaluate each applicant against the Selection Criteria of: a.) need  b.) ability to pay their mortgage c.) willingness to partner with Habitat3) Update home styles to improve applicant
desirability and community relations. 4) Continue the Purchase Order program. Efficiently negotiate with suppliers through long
term contracts and procurement practices. 

Improve Financial StrengthExpand the
donor population. Establish a goal for the
number of new donors and dollars raised from them. Evaluate monthly.Utilize board member contacts to
identify and develop new donors. Invite new donors to Habi-tours, dedications and cocktail parties.  Retain outside professionals to recommend ways to capture future
donors. Study new donors to learn what motivates them. Apply learning to attract additional new donors.Draw conclusions from Success Measures to support our appeal to donors. 

Utilize successful Matching
Programs to increase financial support.  Evaluate opportunities for new matching challenges.

Improve Donor Retention Set goals for donor retention.Conduct donor interviews to understand behavior. Consider volunteer
participation to leverage staff and increase
the number of interviews conducted. Meet with significant
lapsed or decreasing donors to understand issues. 
Improve
State and Local Community AdvocacyCommunicate HFH Collier successes AND
challenges.Continue meeting with county
leadership.Present at Real Estate Broker meetings.Develop advocates as they are first
to see new people in the county.Develop Leadership and StaffBuild on strong leadership
and track record to ensure we are prepared for future challenges. Clarify the roles of each staff
member so each understands his or her role. Foster a spirit of respect for each person's role. Balance work loads to keep staff fresh and avoid burn-out. Conduct staff meetings to promote communications and team work. Promote mission and cross train staff through builds, selection visits dedications, fund raisers.  Require
each staff member attend a build event and a selection visit each year. For larger decisions, improve evaluation process. Foster A Spirit of Innovation Continue to build on HFH Collier's strong track record of identifying and
implementing new ideas. Attend the national conference and implement best practices. Interview other affiliates and seek
ideas for areas to improve.

In the past 43 years, Habitat for Humanity of
Collier County has completed over 2,300  houses.  
There are more than 1,500 Habitat affiliates in the country and Collier
County is one of the oldest, largest and highest producing. There are Habitat international affiliates in 80 countries around the world.  More than 22 million people now have built or improved the place they call home because of
Habitat’s work around the world. As each homeowner family
invests their own labor into the building of their home and in the homes of
other families, they reduce the cost of the house, increase their pride in
ownership, and begin the development of positive community relationships. Volunteers are a critical
part of the Habitat process. Habitat volunteers, like Habitat homeowner families, are of
widely varied ages, cultures and religious persuasions. Some volunteers are
skilled carpenters and others have rarely held a hammer. They are men, women, singles, couples; who in
some cases are people of great economic privilege and in other cases are those
who have known few advantages. Actually seeing the
difference that a Habitat home makes in a
community is enough to keep our volunteers coming back. They realize how important their donations of
time and money are to the people that they are helping and they see the results.

Locally, more than 2,300 homes have been built and this is certainly to be celebrated. To date, we have completed ten Habitat communities in Collier County with several additional neighborhoods under construction. And yet, there remains much to be done.  Annual surveys by the Lastinger Center for Housing at the University of Florida note that Collier County has a deficit of nearly 20,000 units of affordable workforce housing.  While we are able to build new homes, the substandard, overcrowded and cost-burdened conditions that families once occupied are simply turned over to another family as the previous one vacates.  This is the critical role of advocacy and education, a process to which we are fully committed.

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,

  • 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 inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

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

  • 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 Collier County

Board of directors
as of 5/16/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. L. Michael Mueller

Stanard Swihart

Retired Physician

John Cunningham

Retired Vice President, Raytheon International Support Co.

Robert Gurnitz

Retired Chairman, Envirosource

Ed Hubbard

Retired Executive, IBM

John Paalman

Retired former owner, Key Mid-America, Inc.

David Pash

Attorney

Tom Pollak

Retired Executive, ALCOA

Robert Rice

Founder, Quality Scrub Care Car Wah

Tom Messmore

Retired Investment Professional Keystone, Travelers, &UBS Asset Mngt

Curt Gillespie

Retired Attorney

Kathleen Doar

Retired Attorney & Judge

Kathleen Flynn Fox

Silver Fox Partners

John Sampson

Retired Vice President--Corporate Planning and Development at both Central Soya and International Multifoods

Janet Miller

Former VP of Asset Management for the Macerich CompaniesBanking

Candy Nordland

Retired Educator

Richard Berens

Retired Partner, Deloitte Consulting

Teresa Carrroll

Ventana Communities

Sherri Mossbeck

Leggett & Platt

Donna Conrad

Retired Educator

Carl Kuehner

President, Real Estate Technology Corp

Chris Votta

Retired, Ernst & Young

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 05/16/2022

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

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

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

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/25/2021

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • 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 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 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 help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • 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.