LEXINGTON HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

Building homes, communities and hope.

Lexington, KY   |  www.lexhabitat.org

Mission

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

Ruling year info

1987

Principal Officer

Ms. Rachel Smith Childress

Main address

700 E. Loudon Ave

Lexington, KY 40505 USA

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EIN

61-1139529

NTEE code info

Housing Development, Construction, Management (L20)

Family Services (P40)

Community, Neighborhood Development, Improvement (S20)

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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 Program

To be eligible to become a Lexington Habitat for Humanity Partner Family, one must demonstrate a substantial need for housing, ability to pay, and a willingness to partner. To see a full list of qualifications, visit www.lexhabitat.org/services/homeownership.   Lexington Habitat does not discriminate because of age, race, religion, sex, handicap status, veteran status, marital status, or national origin. It takes approximately 12-18 months from the time a selected family applies to the time they move into their Habitat home.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Families

In 2015 Lexington Habitat launched Love Your Neighborhood—Critical Home Repair & Home Preservation. This program helps low-income homeowners make needed repairs so they can live in a safe, healthy and affordable home. Critical Home Repair is part of a Habitat for Humanity nation-wide effort to serve homeowners who are affected by age, disability or family circumstances and struggle to maintain the integrity of their homes. Through extensive interior or exterior work, critical health, life and/or safety and affordability issues are alleviated. Lexington Habitat's Love Your Neighborhood program requires an affordable payment from the homeowner for a small portion of the repair costs. The program focuses on both exterior and interior home repair services such as roof repairs and replacement, wall repairs, floor systems, weatherization, electrical, plumbing and HVAC, and handicap accessibility issues.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Seniors

Where we work

Awards

Affiliations & memberships

Affiliate/Chapter of National Organization (i.e. Girl Scouts of the USA, American Red Cross, etc.) - Affiliate/Chapter 1987

Best Places to Work - Kentucky Chamber of Commerce 2016

Best Places to Work - Kentucky Chamber of Commerce 2017

Best Places to Work - Kentucky Chamber of Commerce 2018

Best Places to Work - Kentucky Chamber of Commerce 2019

Best Places to Work - Kentucky Chamber of Commerce 2015

Alfred P. Sloan Awards for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility - UK Institute for Workplace 2010

Small Business Green Initiative Award - Commerce Lexington 2016

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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

Lexington Habitat for Humanity’s mission is to bring people together to build homes, community and hope. Some of our current goals are...1. Increase the number of those served in our homeownership program and critical home repair program.2. Raise additional funds to support these efforts.3. Increase advocacy for affordable housing and neighborhood revitalization issues.4. Acquire build-able land in Fayette County, KY.

1. Increase the number of those served in our homeownership program and critical home repair program: Utilize strategic partnerships, social media and other mediums to increase awareness of our programs. Focus on eliminating barriers to the creation of affordable housing by raising more funds and acquiring affordable land in Fayette County, KY.  2. Raise additional funds to support these efforts: New External Relations Director and new Development Manager to focus on increasing individual giving. 3. Increase advocacy for affordable housing and neighborhood revitalization issues: Work with Kentucky Habitat for Humanity and Habitat for Humanity International to cross promote advocacy issues. Continue partnership with local urban county government, code enforcement, law enforcement and other agencies to understand the local needs and opportunities for affordable housing. 4. Acquire build-able land in Fayette County, KY: Attend local meetings regarding land use, zoning, LFUCG PlaceBuilder and more. Continue to grow our Housing Solutions Committee.

When Lexington Habitat says everyone should have a decent place to live, we mean everyone. In 2015 we moved beyond new construction and began serving our community with Love Your Neighborhood projects including street clean-ups which improve visibility and therefore safety as well making the streets more attractive. Home preservation projects include clean-up but also offer minor exterior repairs which improve the safety and quality of the homes. Critical home repairs are on the horizon to offer homeowners the opportunity to make needed improvements with structural issues affecting safety, health and energy efficiency. We are able to adapt our services to serve the needs of the community through hiring and retaining highly qualified and passionate staff, engaging more than 5,000 volunteers annually, successfully utilizing mediums such as social media to engage and inform our community and creating partnerships with individuals, corporations, community organizations and federal, state and local government who share our belief that everyone should have a decent place to live.

Lexington Habitat for Humanity has built, repaired or rehabilitated over 565 homes in Lexington. LHFH has contributed $1 million in tithe to Habitat for Humanity International projects. The two Lexington Habitat ReStore locations divert over 800 tons of materials from a landfill every year. An Affordable Housing report by an independent agency found that there are more than 15,000 Lexington residents in need of affordable housing options, and that stagnating wages and increasing housing costs have exacerbated this problem. The same study shows that, currently, some 60% of low-income families pay more than 30% of their income on housing costs, thus exceeding the accepted affordable income-housing cost ratio. These factors, combined with expected decreases in federal and state funding to meet affordable housing costs in the future, make it crucial for Lexington Habitat to continue to make progress in building and maintaining affordable housing and stronger neighborhoods and 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 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, Community meetings/Town halls, Constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees, Suggestion box/email,

  • 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 make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, 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?

    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?

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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LEXINGTON HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

Board of directors
as of 02/22/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Parashar Joshi

Valvoline

Term: 2021 -

Chris Crumrine

UK

Marlene Helm

Consultant

Parashar Joshi

Valvoline

Veronica Dean Thacker

Transylvania University

Bishop Carter III

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Brandi Peacher

LFUCG

Chad Tussey

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Janet Beard

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Chris Farris

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Rob Lawson

Thrivent Financial

McKay Moore

LRC Real Estate

Rachel Childress

Lexington Habitat for Humanity

Shayla Lynch

Ampersand Sexual Violence Resource Center

Brooke Hansen

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Kristy Maggard

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Kyle Wicker

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Ryan Worthen

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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? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 4/14/2020

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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

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