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Fort Collins Habitat for Humanity

Fort Collins, CO   |  www.fortcollinshabitat.org

Mission

Seeking to put God's love into action; Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.

Ruling year info

1987

Executive Director and CEO

Ms. Kristin Candella

Main address

4001 S Taft Hill Rd

Fort Collins, CO 80526 USA

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EIN

84-1217901

NTEE code info

Housing Development, Construction, Management (L20)

Christian (X20)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We've all felt it. Housing has become scarce and expensive in Northern Colorado as the economy has boomed in our area. The median price for a single-family home in Fort Collins in July 2022 was $568,000; that's a 13.9% increase compared to last year. According to Redfin homes in Fort Collins sell after 29 days on the market on average. This may be good news for homeowners, but it can be catastrophic for those who simply don't have the income to buy a home or pay skyrocketing rents. In fact, nearly a third of households in Fort Collins are paying more than 50% of their income for housing, when 30% of income is considered the top limit of what is affordable and sustainable. These aren't just statistics. These are people; they are firefighters, hair stylists, and bank tellers. They are part of our community, part of our economy. Many are forced to move from place to place to avoid rent increases and others just have to move farther away from jobs and schools, or leave the area entirely.

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?

Homeowner Services Program

To build decent, affordable houses for families earning a low to moderate income.

Population(s) Served
Families

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 volunteers

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Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Hours of volunteer service

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Holding steady

Number of corporate volunteers

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Holding steady

Number of returning volunteers

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Direction of Success

Increasing

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

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Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Homeowner Services Program

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Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

In 2017, Habitat closed on 6 houses which became home to 22 people. In 2018, Habitat closed on 2 houses and in 2019, Habitat closed on 6 houses.

Number of applications for housing received from targeted population

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Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Homeowner Services Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of overall donors

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Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of first-time donors

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Increasing

Average number of dollars given by new donors

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Holding steady

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.

Today, in our community, homeownership is possible for hardworking families, one that builds a path for future success thanks to Habitat for Humanity and our community of volunteers and supporters.

Today, families are able to build and buy their own homes. The security of this investment, of a reliable, affordable mortgage, will allow them to weather hardships. Stability serves as a launching pad for self-reliance. With a strong base and solid structure, Habitat homeowners can build the independence they need for true freedom and opportunity.

And that’s more than just a roof over a family’s head.

Families earning a low-to-moderate income are most vulnerable to the pitfalls of the housing market, at the mercy of external forces. Habitat homeowners invest in themselves and their futures, building stability, financial security, and community connection, empowering them for long-term success.

With the support of generous donors, we provide the building materials. We also mobilize volunteers (over 2,700 in 2021) to build the house.

This is not a hand out. The future homeowner has to contribute, too.

"Partners" (as we call our homeowners) pay Habitat a zero percent fixed-rate mortgage payment that does not exceed 28% of their income. They contribute $1,500 towards closing costs and up to 400 hours in "sweat equity" building their own home and those of others.

Habitat also provides families the necessary know-how to be successful homeowners. Prior to closing, families participate in a series of six homeowner education classes and a nine-week program to help them budget and manage their money.

Driven by the vision that everyone needs a decent place to live, Fort Collins Habitat has partnered with families for more than 25 years to build places that they can call home.

Our work focuses on increasing access to homeownership and housing finance, improving housing affordability, helping our community prepare for and respond to natural disasters, and building strong and resilient neighborhoods.

While we celebrate the many individuals served by Habitat who have a safe place to rest their head each night in Fort Collins, there are thousands more without adequate housing. This level of need requires action so we invite you to join us. Together we can build strength, stability, and self-reliance alongside hardworking families and all of Fort Collins can thrive.

Now celebrating our 27th Anniversary, Fort Collins Habitat is proud to have built more than 75 homes across Fort Collins, providing a safe, stable and affordable housing solution.

Our work today also includes advocacy which advances access to adequate and affordable housing locally and globally through changing policy and systems.

We are proud of the work that we have done in our 29 years of service in Fort Collins but we know there is so much more to be done. We are experiencing an affordable housing crisis in Fort Collins. In Fort Collins alone, there are over 10,000 households that could qualify to become Habitat homeowners. That coupled with the rising costs of construction, has many families earning a low to moderate-income searching for the stability of an affordable home and turning to Habitat for a solution.

In the next 2 years we will build the remaining 24 homes at our largest development to date, the Harmony Cottages. Once completed, this neighborhood will house 48 local families; that is stable and affordable homeownership for approximately 144 people.

Financials

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Operations

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

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Fort Collins Habitat for Humanity

Board of directors
as of 01/24/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Landon Hoover

Hartford Homes

Term: 2021 - 2023

Jim Shumaker

Retired

Ken Roper

Retired

Rex Smithgall

Bank of Colorado

Connie Hanrahan

Mantooth Marketing

Rick Belt

Retired

Jeff Solomonson

Thrivent Financial

Mitch Majeski

Peak Solutions

Hugh Grinolds

Retired

Luke McFetridge

Noble Ventures

Kara Jones

Eide Bailly

Travis Storin

City of Fort Collins

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 8/22/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

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