Housing, Shelter

Trinity Habitat for Humanity

Building Strong Families & Neighborhoods

aka Fort Worth Area Habitat for Humanity, Inc.

Fort Worth, TX

Mission

Trinity Habitat builds strong families and neighborhoods!

We partner with families and neighborhoods to build and renovate homes. The homes transform the children, parents, and neighborhoods. We offer a unique, tangible and hands-on experience for our volunteers.

Most of our work occurs in Fort Worth. We also build in Mansfield and Weatherford. Several times a year we lead "Global Village" mission trips to Central America, the Caribbean, and/or Africa.

Ruling Year

1987

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Gage Yager

Main Address

9333 N. Normandale St.

Fort Worth, TX 76116 USA

Keywords

affordable housing, low-income, Fort Worth, Texas, Tarrant, Johnson, Parker, Wise, County, neighborhood revitalization, community development, volunteer, transformational, Trintiy Habtiat for Humanity

EIN

75-2239189

 Number

7153195627

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Housing Development, Construction, Management (L20)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve New!

The need for safe and affordable housing for lower-income families in our area is overwhelming. For low-income families, any truly affordable properties tend to be located in unsafe areas of the city or the units are in poor condition. The U.S. Census Bureau's 2016 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates documents that 14.1% of families and 18% of all people in Fort Worth live below the poverty line and that the homeownership rate in Fort Worth is only 56.7%. Residents in our target communities experience higher rates of poverty, from 26.4% in Carver Heights East, to 44.9% in Hillside Morningside, and 45.3% in Como. In addition, according to a national apartment report, rental rates continue to increase—the average for a two-bedroom in Fort Worth is now nearly $1,200, up from $867 in 2014, and higher than the current state-wide average of $1,044.

Our programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Build a Home

Preserve A Home

Family Program Services

Where we workNew!

Our Results

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one. These quantitative program results are self-reported by the organization, illustrating their committment to transparency, learning, and interest in helping the whole sector learn and grow.

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Number of houses built

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Economically disadvantaged, low-income, and poor people

Related program

Build a Home

Context notes

We build quality, affordable homes in partnership with lower-income families.

Number of houses rehabbed

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Economically disadvantaged, low-income, and poor people

Related program

Preserve A Home

Context notes

We partner with lower-income families to rehab their homes.

Number of low-income families housed in affordable, well-maintained units as a result of the nonprofit's efforts

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Economically disadvantaged, low-income, and poor people

Related program

Build a Home

Context notes

We build quality, affordable homes in partnership with lower-income families.

Number of families helped through disaster relief efforts

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Economically disadvantaged, low-income, and poor people

Context notes

Helping families recover from natural disasters.

Hours of volunteer service

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Context notes

Volunteers work alongside Habitat families in the construction and rehab of their homes. Volunteers are a key component of our programs' success!

Total revenue

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Context notes

Revenue from fundraising efforts.

Net Income from Habitat ReStores

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Context notes

Habitat ReStores sell new and donated items. All proceeds support Trinity Habitat's mission to build strong families and neighborhoods.

Charting Impact

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

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have and haven't they accomplished so far?

Trinity Habitat builds strong families and neighborhoods by: • Building and renovating high quality, affordable single family homes • Advocating on behalf of those in need of decent housing • Serving as a partner and catalyst to create healthy and sustainable neighborhoods

Hand Up, Not a Handout Habitat families help build their homes, participate in financial education, and pay an affordable mortgage. Foundation for a Better Life Habitat families achieve long-term financial security and self-reliance through affordable homeownership. Community Driven Habitat families work with donors, volunteers, and community partners to build strong neighborhoods.

1. Program Model What makes Trinity Habitat for Humanity unique is its holistic approach to neighborhood revitalization. This strategy embraces an integrated, collaborative process for community development. THFH works in coalition with neighborhood associations, residents and partners to address the many elements that contribute to a higher quality of life, including housing, health care, safety and economic development. Additionally, Habitat families undergo many hours of training to prepare them for the responsibility of homeownership; the default rate on THFH mortgages is less than 3%. The Habitat program stands apart from others because of its sustainable impact that forever changes a family and those around them. The home is a vehicle of change that combats the issues in so many aspects of a life lived in poverty. THFH provides a hand up, not a handout. We build affordable housing in partnership with hardworking families who earn a maximum $40,000 annual household income. No other organization in our service area provides a similar program for families in this income range. 2. Diverse Revenue Streams Funding is solicited from corporations, foundations, faith organizations, community groups, as well as individuals and public funds. In addition, THFH operates four ReStores which sell new and gently used building materials, appliances, and household furnishings to the public. Proceeds from all ReStore sales benefit the construction of future Habitat homes. Our BUILDSTRONG sustainable funding program encourages donors to give three-year gifts of at least $1,000 per year to support our programs. Finally, the mortgage income from our Habitat homeowners feeds not only into operational costs for our affiliate but also into the current year's house construction budget. Each home is fully funded prior to beginning construction. 3. Volunteer Program Trinity Habitat for Humanity’s mission can only be achieved with the active participation of thousands of volunteers every year. All who desire to be part of our work are welcome, regardless of their background, abilities, experience and affiliations. Bringing diverse groups of people together to make workforce housing and safer communities a reality makes Habitat a unique organization. Volunteers help on new home build sites, exterior home rehab sites, in our office and ReStores, and at Trinity Habitat events. No special skills are required — all volunteers receive skills and applicable safety training when reporting to their particular volunteer site. Every year, approximately 11,000 community volunteers help Trinity Habitat create safe, quality workforce homes and thriving communities.

Trinity Habitat measures it success by consistently meeting the objectives found in our strategic plan:

OBJECTIVES

1. Increase our capacity to serve and complete more home builds and rehabs each year.
2. Help more families thrive through our Build A Home and Preserve A Home programs.
3. Transform neighborhoods through holistic revitalization.

Trinity Habitat for Humanity has helped almost 1,500 families and many neighborhoods experience the transformative effects of high quality workforce housing, including both new house or rehab projects.

Trinity Habitat is still working toward creating substantial growth of new home sponsors. We moved into our new campus office on the west side of Fort Worth on January 4, 2016. We are currently constructing our new warehouse on our campus, which will provide for efficiencies with construction operations as well as improved security of trucks, tools, materials and supplies.

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Affiliations & Memberships

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Financials

Trinity Habitat for Humanity

Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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Operations

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

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Board Leadership Practices

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SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

BOARD ORIENTATION & 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 & 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