HABITAT FOR VETERANS INC

Working Towards a Brighter Future

NORTH HIGHLANDS, CA   |  https://www.habitatforveteransinc.org

Mission

Habitat For Veterans Inc. is working to prevent Veterans homelessness by seeing affordable housing differently. The cost of housing is more than the rent or mortgage, it also includes the utilities which make the home livable. Utilities include trash, sewer, water, electricity, gas and propane.

Ruling year info

2018

President

Helen R Stryker

Main address

3916 BLACKFIELD DR

NORTH HIGHLANDS, CA 95660 USA

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EIN

82-4384160

NTEE code info

Other Housing Support Services (L80)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Preventing Veterans Homelessness by seeing affordable housing differently. Affordable housing includes all the required costs to run the home not just the rent or mortgage. This includes utilities; trash, sewer, water, gas, electric and propane.

Our programs

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

Preventing Veterans Homelessness

With our organization’s mission always in mind, we strive to find new strategies for dealing with this challenge. There is more to affordable housing than the rent or mortgage. It includes the costs of using and maintaining the home. Think about the cost of utilities (water, sewage, trash, gas and electric). Energy use can make a big difference. Are the appliances over 5 years old? Are they energy star or epeat certified? Is the insulation over 10 years old? Appliances and insulation wear out over time. Some states have made it illegal for the service provider to cancel the utilities service. Those same states gave the service provider the right to send the past due amount to the mortgage company which is then added to the escrow requirement. The mortgage company then recalculates the monthly amount owed. If the person can't pay this new amount in full, the mortgage company will stop accepting partial payments and start the foreclosure process. Habitat For Veterans Inc., wants to assist veterans pay the past due utility amount and help with replacing worn out insulation.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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

Provide Veterans will assistance in paying the costs of utilities.
Do energy check-ups to reduce the energy used.
Assist with small upgrades that reduce the home's overall energy usage.

We are currently working to partner with Yellow Ribbon Network to have a path forward. They provide a way to insure we are helping veterans, military and military/veterans family members. They have a system in which the veteran/military can request assistance and we can use it to vet the application. This insures the funds donated to Habitat For Veterans, Inc is used to fulfill our mission in helping prevent Veterans Homelessness.

Currently working on how to raise funds, accept applications and deliver payments to utility providers.

We have found a partner who has the platform needed to do applications for Veterans. Yellow Ribbon Network is also HIPPA certified and individuals are vetted to insure they serve or have served honorably in the military. Next is to finalize the partnership and get the two utility programs running.

Financials

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Operations

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

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HABITAT FOR VETERANS INC

Board of directors
as of 10/18/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Helen Stryker

Jonathan Stryker

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? 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 10/17/2019

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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

No data

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 10/17/2019

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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.