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Habitat for Humanity Golden Empire

Building homes, building hope

aka HFHGE   |   Bakersfield, CA   |  https://www.habitatkerncounty.org/

Mission

Habitat for Humanity-Golden Empire is an ecumenical Christian housing ministry that is part of a global, nonprofit organization. Habitat operates on Christian principles that seek to put God's love into action by building homes, communities, and hope. At Habitat for Humanity Golden Empire we are dedicated to eliminating standard housing locally and worldwide to make decent housing for families a matter of conscience. Habitat invites people from all walks of life to work together in partnership to help build houses with families in need. HFH-GE carries out the Habitat for Humanity International mission in Kern County, California.

Ruling year info

1987

Chief Executive Officer

Ron White

Main address

1500 East 19th Street

Bakersfield, CA 93305 USA

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EIN

77-0230477

NTEE code info

Housing Development, Construction, Management (L20)

Christian (X20)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

At Habitat for Humanity Golden Empire, the need we are addressing is the lack of safe, decent, affordable housing for the socioeconomically disadvantaged families in the Kern County region.

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 Program

Habitat for Humanity Golden Empire (HFH GE) builds homes in partnership with hardworking, low-income families and individuals. We offer a hand up, not a hand out, by providing a once in a lifetime opportunity to build a long-term investment for a families future. Thanks to volunteer labor, the support of community organizations, donation of land, and Habitat’s affordable mortgages, Habitat houses are able to be purchased by low-income families at affordable prices. Selected Habitat homebuyers pay a modest down payment, invest up to 500 hours of "Sweat Equity” in the construction of their home, and are responsible for monthly mortgage payments and upkeep. In addition, HFH GE prepares Habitat Homeowners to be successful through a comprehensive homeownership education program. All Habitat family partners are chosen without regard for race, religion or ethnicity.

Population(s) Served
Low-income people

HFHGE Home Repair Program provides low-income homeowners much needed repair services at an affordable cost. Similarly like our Habitat Homeownership program, we are able to provide these services to families in need thanks to the support we receive from volunteer labor and community support.

Population(s) Served
Low-income people

Where we work

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 organizational partners

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

Economically disadvantaged people, Low-income people, Families

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Holding steady

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, Low-income people, Families

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Context Notes

Since its establishment in 1991, Habitat for Humanity Golden Empire has helped 82 families find affordable housing in Kern County. This is the central aim of HFHGE,

Number of houses built

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

Economically disadvantaged people, Low-income people, Families

Related Program

Habitat Home Ownership Program

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Since its establishment in 1991, HFHGE has built 47 new homes in the Kern County region.

Total number of volunteer hours contributed to the organization

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

Economically disadvantaged people, Low-income people, Families

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Context Notes

Since 2006, HFHGE volunteers have dedicated more than 88,823 hours that have made a difference in supporting the need for affordable housing. COVID-19 crisis has decreased the number of volunteers.

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 Golden Empire is aiming to support the critical need for affordable housing in Kern County. One of our goals is to assist low-income families in attaining safe, decent, and affordable housing. Another goal in our organization is helping low-income, often elderly, homeowners with the necessary repairs and updates needed in their homes so that they can age in place in a safe secure environment. Finally, another goal of ours at HFHGE is to spread our mission in the community. Our mission is to alleviate poverty by eliminating substandard housing. A safe and stable home is essential to a decent life. Having a decent place to call home and an affordable mortgage helps homeowners have more financial stability, invest in education, and open doors of opportunities for their families. It lays a solid foundation for success. Habitat for Humanity Golden Empire is building strength, stability, and self-reliance through shelter.

Habitat for Humanity Golden Empire is building strategies by doing the following:
- building and selling new homes for low-income families
- acquiring existing homes to rehabilitated and sell at an affordable cost
- partnering with low-income home owners who are looking for construction remedies related to
health and safety issues
- working closely with volunteers

Habitat for Humanity Golden Empire has a staff with over 70 years of Habitat experience with the organization and have helped 82 families get access to affordable housing in Kern County. We have many willing volunteers and supporters in the community that support our mission.

We have helped 56 families build and purchase their own homes and an additional 27 families with owner-occupied rehabilitation projects.

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 demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • 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 strengthen relationships with the people we serve

  • 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

Financials

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Operations

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

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Habitat for Humanity Golden Empire

Board of directors
as of 08/31/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Sanjeev Advani

Synergy Property Management

Eric Xin

CPA Brown & Armstrong

Sanjeev Advani

Synergy Property Management

Angela Watson

Golden State PTAC

Eural Gordon

NPA Pinnacle Medical Group

Barb Brunswick

ProSoft Technology Inc

Cathi Guerrero

Black & Sterling Management Co.

Ron White

HFHGE Executive Directore

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 ? 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? 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 8/31/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

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

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/20/2021

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

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 disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • 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 use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • 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 have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • 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.