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Haven for Heros Inc

End Veteran Homelessness

aka Haven For Heros Inc   |   FREDERICKSBRG, VA   |  www.haven4heros.org

Mission

Our Mission is to eliminate veteran homelessness by providing housing solutions and supportive services that will empower and impact the lives of homeless veterans and their families.

Ruling year info

2018

Executive Officer/President

CEO Barzel B. Mckinney

Main address

2217 Princess Anne St, Ste 106-1L

FREDERICKSBRG, VA 22401 USA

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EIN

82-5086741

NTEE code info

Homeless Services/Centers (P85)

Housing Development, Construction, Management (L20)

Community Coalitions (S21)

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

Eliminate Veteran Homelessness in Fredericksburg VA by partnering with our local continum of care and Veteran Affairs to identify homeless veterans that are need of housing support. Our organization will provide affordable housing solutions to assist veterans while other organization provide the supportive services ie Medical and job training.

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?

Homeless to Housed H2

Provide housing shelter for homeless veterans.

Population(s) Served
Veterans
Military personnel

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Non Profit Advisory 2018

Fredericksburg VA Continuum of Care 2019

National Coalition of Homeless Veterans 2020

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 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

Homeless people, Low-income people

Related Program

Homeless to Housed H2

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Number of homeless participants engaged in housing services

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

Homeless people, Low-income people, Extremely poor people, Working poor

Related Program

Homeless to Housed H2

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Number of people no longer living in unaffordable, overcrowded housing as a result of the nonprofit's efforts

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

Extremely poor people, Homeless people, Low-income people, Working poor

Related Program

Homeless to Housed H2

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Number of people no longer living in unsafe or substandard housing as a result of the nonprofit's efforts

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

Social and economic status

Related Program

Homeless to Housed H2

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Number of people in the area with access to affordable housing as a result of the nonprofit's efforts

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

Social and economic status

Related Program

Homeless to Housed H2

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Decreasing

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.

aiming to take veterans from homeless to housed. our goal to housed 2 veterans per month.

Our goal is to help veterans who, by HUD statistical definitions, are low or very low income and have reliable income but who cannot qualify to purchase a home and, in most cases, cannot even afford a decent rental home at market rates. In other cases, the home they could afford would not be in a safe neighborhood. Our plan is to acquire reasonable, safe and sustainable housing units either through donations from property owners, direct purchase of distressed properties or from HUD and other agencies. Ideally these homes will offer access to public transportation, providing opportunities for employment and access to social services and support groups. There will be an application process and financial suitability testing for people that are interested in participating in the program. We also intend to rely and partner with other approved 501(c)(3) organizations and governmental housing and veteran’s agencies to source and screen potential qualifying renters.

There are five important elements our organization will focus on:

• Relief for poor and distressed within our community.
• Combat community deterioration through the acquisition and repairing of properties as required for occupancy.
• Lessen the burden of government by offering solutions to the affordable housing crisis.
• Elimination of prejudice and discrimination towards the poor by providing access to housing within stable and safe neighborhoods.
• Provide affordable, safe and sustainable housing opportunities for the disadvantaged.

Our goal is to provide Transitional, rental and long-term housing opportunities for veterans that cannot otherwise afford to rent or purchase decent, safe housing. We intend to work with other community-based organizations, local and state government agencies, 501(c)(3) organizations, HUD approved, 501(c)(3) local housing counseling agencies (LHCA), churches and Veterans Administration to provide additional social and support services at low or no cost and to provide relief to people with unusual and extreme financial burdens that prohibit them from obtaining decent housing.

We have partnered with other Non profits and Veterans Affair to determine the housing needs and location. We have acquired our first property and now renovating to be completed in 30 days. Currently identified family to move in. Also working contract for next home to acquire and start renovation.

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 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 strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

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

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection

Financials

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Operations

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

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Haven for Heros Inc

Board of directors
as of 12/13/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Barzel Mckinney

Haven For Heros Inc

Term: 2018 - 2025


Board co-chair

Brenda Mckinney

Haven For Heros Inc

Term: 2018 - 2025

Barzel Benjamin Mckinney

Haven For Heros Inc

David Allis

Heroes Coming Home

Brenda Mckinneh

Haven For Hero's Inc

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? 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 7/14/2022

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
Black/African American
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person with a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

We do not display disability information for organizations with fewer than 15 staff.

Equity strategies

Last updated: 07/14/2022

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 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 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 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.