Housing, Shelter

Habitat for Humanity of Marion County

"Everyone Deserves a Place to Call Home"

aka Habitat for Humanity of Marion County, Inc.   |   Ocala, FL   |  http://www.habitatocala.org

Mission

Habitat for Humanity of Marion County is a charitable nonprofit ministry dedicated to building simple, decent houses with community volunteers in partnership with qualified families who are currently living in inadequate housing. Putting God’s love into action in Marion County by strengthening communities, building hope and providing dignified housing solutions through partnership and empowerment.

Ruling year info

1987

President/CEO

Mr Dave Layman

Main address

1321 SE 25th Loop Suite 103

Ocala, FL 34471 USA

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EIN

59-2992077

Cause area (NTEE code) info

Housing Owners, Renters Organizations (L50)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Habitat for Humanity of Marion County problem is raising enough funds to build homes for families who are homeless or live in substandard or overcrowded conditions. Everyone deserves a decent place to call home. Habitat hosts several events and campaigns throughout the year to help raise the needed funds to build homes for our families. All proceeds are used towards the construction of a new home and not for administrative purposes. Annual fundraising efforts will continue to raise the needed funds to assist low-income families in our county. We are in need of volunteers (to help us build) and funding for the construction costs. We are reaching out to local churches, schools, organizations and individuals to assist us with construction. We are hosting several new and exciting events to help us raise funds to build new Habitat homes.

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?

Building Hope Building Homes

Build decent, affordable housing in partnership with low-income families who are currently living in sub-standard or overcrowded conditions to give them the strength, stability and self-reliance to own their own home.

Population(s) Served
Families
Adults
Budget
$70,000

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Charting impact

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Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

Our goal is to build 8-15 houses per year to provide families a stable environment to raise their children. Marion County has limited resources for affordable, rental houses or apartments, therefore providing families with their own homes with affordable monthly mortgage payments gives them the opportunity of homeownership instead of paying rent with no return at the end. Once we raise the funds to build the homes, we will begin construction and move forward for the families who are currently living in substandard or overcrowded conditions. Habitat believes in providing people with the opportunity of homeownership provides a safer place for their children, a backyard to play in and their own rooms to live and grow. To add, Habitat provides educational training classes on budgeting, home repairs, finance to list a few to enable our homeowners to maintain their home for their lifetime. The families are also monitored throughout the program and through the life of the mortgage since Habitat for Humanity usually holds the mortgage until the loan is satisfied. Training can be provided if a family begins to struggle with finances to assist them in getting back on their feet.

Habitat for Humanity of Marion County will hosts several fundraising events, appeal campaigns, awareness campaigns, invite potential sponsors to the construction site for a "Wall Raising " ceremonies to help raise funding for construction of a new Habitat home or to rehabilitate other homes. We want our donors/sponsors to know what their donation is being used for which is construction costs and zero percent towards administrative costs. We host awareness campaigns to provide potential donors information about the working operations of Habitat for Humanity and how we provide homes with affordable monthly mortgage payments to working families. Habitat will host events, speak to groups and organizations and invite donors to the construction site to be apart of changing someone's life forever with every nail they hammer or wall they raise to provide a home for a family.

Habitat for Humanity will meet the goals they established with continue effort to provide awareness of the mission and what Habitat was created for, build homes for our family partners and try to eliminate homelessness or people living in substandard conditions from the face of the earth. Hosting annual fundraisers will provide awareness and additional funds to move forward with construction of houses in our county. With dedicated volunteers, donors, staff and organizations giving a helping hand, Habitat for Humanity of Marion County will be able to accomplish this goal.

Habitat for Humanity will monitor our funding efforts which will be transferred to the Home owner Program to build homes for our working families. Monitoring the progress of our construction and awareness campaigns will assist us in establishing how many houses we can build per year and how many families we will be able to assist. Marion County offers extremely high rental places which is usually outside the budget of a low-income families working each week to make ends meet therefore having the ability to build new Habitat homes or rehabilitate homes for our working families is important and critical. Our fundraisers, campaigns and appeals will bring awareness for the need of affordable housing and the opportunity to raise the needs funds to build homes for families. . We will strive to recruit volunteers, since Habitat is based on volunteer assistance who will work with our construction crew to build our homes for our families in need. Habitat will monitor the funding and construction process and how many happy hoe owners will be able to fulfill their dream of homeownership. This will be monitored throughout construction and the loan process.

We have raised enough funds to build twelve homes through campaign funds, appeals, donations and events. In August 2019 we will close on four Habitat homes and raise the walls on three homes. The future homeowners have been dedicated to completing their 500+ sweat equity hours and completing the required training classes to meet the criteria to receive their Habitat homes. Each home that is completed, the family will receive their home along with a House Blessing ceremony where all volunteers come and witness as the family receives the house keys for the first time. This could not be accomplished without donated funds and our dedicated volunteers. The families are excited to have the opportunity of homeownership as them could not have accomplished this without the Habitat Homeownership Program. Most partners were paying high rent and living paycheck to paycheck, the Habitat homes comes with affordable mortgage payments based on the family’s income, this will give them the chance to set some money aside for their children and to build a savings account.

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 Marion County

Board of directors
as of 6/30/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Lauren Fischer

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Term: 2016 - 2024


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Board leadership practices

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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? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • 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? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Keywords

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