Habitat for Humanity of Greater Baton Rouge

Building Homes, Building Hope

aka Habitat for Humanity of Greater Baton Rouge   |   Baton Rouge, LA   |  www.habitatbrla.org

Mission

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Baton Rouge is a Christian-based ministry that builds and renovates houses in partnership with the community.  We provide opportunities for families in need to purchase their own home, build community and improve their lives.

Ruling year info

1987

Executive Director

Lynn T. Clark

Main address

6554 Florida Blvd., Ste 200

Baton Rouge, LA 70806 USA

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EIN

72-1141747

NTEE code info

Housing Development, Construction, Management (L20)

Community, Neighborhood Development, Improvement (S20)

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 Greater Baton Rouge is a non-profit, Christian-based housing ministry that works in partnership with deserving, low-income families and the community to eliminate poverty housing through building simple, decent homes. We help build community by involving diverse religious, social and business groups in the construction of homes and neighborhoods. In our 31-year history, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Baton Rouge has renovated and built more than 370 homes in the Baton Rouge metropolitan area. Habitat for Humanity of Greater Baton Rouge, Inc. (HFHGBR) serves a four parish area including East Baton Rouge, West Baton Rouge, Iberville, and Ascension Parishes, covering more than 1,500 square miles of land. Habitat is not a handout but a “hand up.” Homes are sold to partner families at no profit, and financed by Habitat with an affordable, no-interest mortgage.

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 Home Ownership

To build decent, affordable houses for low-income families.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

Awards

Good Growth Award 2010

Good Growth Coalition

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 requests for advocate products or information, including downloads or page views of online material

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

Number of overall donors

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

Economically disadvantaged people

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

*The ongoing pandemic affected the number of overall donors for 2020.

Average number of dollars given by new donors

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

Economically disadvantaged people

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

*The ongoing pandemic affected the average number of dollars given by new donors in 2020.

Number of press releases developed and distributed

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

*The ongoing pandemic affected the total number of press releases developed and distributed in 2020.

Number of media partnerships developed

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

Economically disadvantaged people

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

*Number of media partnerships maintained in 2020 was 5.

Number of members from priority population attending training

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

Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Habitat Home Ownership

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

2020 - 5 took financial literacy classes; additional workshops were not offered. 20 attended applicant orientation. *These numbers were much lower than typical due to the pandemic.

Number of participants counseled

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Habitat Home Ownership

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

*Overall numbers were lower due to the pandemic. There were 30 partners that we worked with closely during the year with an additional 19 who took Financial Reviews.

Number of families served

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Habitat Home Ownership

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

11 in calendar year 2020 (new build + rehab & resell + critical home repairs) - lower than typical due to pandemic.

Number of volunteers

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

*The pandemic reduced our volunteers, but this number still speaks to our dedicated volunteers since our construction sites were closed for three months and volunteer #s were later restricted on site.

Hours of volunteer service

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

Economically disadvantaged people

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

*Hours of volunteer service were affected by the pandemic. Building sites were closed for three months and volunteer numbers were later limited on site.

Average online donation

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

Economically disadvantaged people

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

*Average online donation was affected by the pandemic.

Number of Facebook followers

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

Number of new website visitors

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

Number of financial literacy courses conducted

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

Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Habitat Home Ownership

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

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 Home Ownership

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

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

Related Program

Habitat Home Ownership

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of houses built

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

Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Habitat Home Ownership

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

*The pandemic affected the total number of houses built in 2020. 5 new construction plus 2 rehabs and 4 critical home repair projects for a total of = 11

Number of housing units financed

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

Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Habitat Home Ownership

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

HFH closed 8 homes in 2020: 4 new construction that were built in 2019 but closed in 2020, 2 houses that were rehabbed and resold in 2020, 2 new construction both built and closed in 2020.

Number of active church partnerships

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

Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Habitat Home Ownership

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

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.

Our ultimate goal is to eliminate substandard housing from the Greater Baton Rouge community. Additionally, our broader goal is to uplift neighborhoods, creating communities and improving lives.

Our building strategy is to concentrate our building in specific neighborhoods. Habitat is not simply "spot building" here and there, but making a difference to the entire area, uplifting neighborhoods and improving property values. In 2 1/2 years of building in one local neighborhood, property values rose by $25,000. Our fundraising and volunteer recruitment strategy involves creating and fostering long-term partnerships in our community. Many of Habitat's sponsors have been building with us for over 10 years, some as long as 30+ years and have sponsored up to 32 homes.

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Baton Rouge has built over 370 homes in our 31-year history. We have partnered with hundreds of sponsors, and thousands of volunteers swing a hammer on the build site each year. These numbers speak to our capability to one day accomplish our goal of eliminating substandard housing from our community.

We have helped over 370 families achieve their goal of homeownership, who otherwise would not have qualified for a traditional mortgage. More than 1,000 children in our community are growing up in a safe, healthy and stable home thanks to Habitat donors and volunteers. Unfortunately, not every person in the Greater Baton Rouge area has a safe place to lay their head at night. This is a problem we are continually working to eliminate thanks to the support of our community.

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?

    Case management notes,

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

    To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board,

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

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

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 Greater Baton Rouge

Board of directors
as of 6/22/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ms. Kathy Fletcher Victorian

Healthy Blue

Term: 2021 - 2022

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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 ? Not applicable
  • 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? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/5/2021,

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Disability

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