Habitat for Humanity of Island County

A World Where Everyone Has a Decent Place to Live

aka Habitat for Humanity of Island County   |   Oak Harbor, WA   |  www.islandcountyhabitat.org

Mission

Founded in 1998, Habitat for Humanity of Island County is an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International. We are a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian ministry founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a decent, safe and affordable place to live. We build with people in need regardless of race or religion. We welcome volunteers and supporters from all backgrounds.

Ruling year info

1987

CEO

Orin Kolaitis

Main address

380 SE Pioneer Way, Suite 103

Oak Harbor, WA 98277 USA

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EIN

91-1882362

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

Buying a home in Island County has become a nearly impossible goal for many Island County residents. As home prices continue to increase, residents with jobs that are essential to our communities cannot afford to live where they work. Moderate income residents, including teachers, emergency responders, store clerks, healthcare workers and more provide the type of services that make Island County a great place to live and raise a family. Workforce families may be paying 40% or more of their income for substandard, overcrowded housing. At Island County Habitat we know this because we receive inquiries nearly every week. According to the US Census Bureau, the median gross rent in Island County from 2015-2019 was $1,218. A family would need to earn more than $3,600 monthly to comfortably afford this, if they could even find something at this price. Island County is experiencing a severe shortage of apartments. Prices for rental homes start at around $2,000 per month.

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?

Affordable home ownership

Habitat for Humanity of Island County partners with families to help them build and purchase a decent, affordable home. Qualified applicants demonstrate a need for improved housing, earn 30-80 percent of the county's average median income based on family size, and are willing to work alongside staff and volunteers to complete 250 hours of "sweat equity." Approved applicants receive financial education to ensure that they will be successful homeowners. They also receive education about maintaining their home after the purchase. Habitat Homeowners pay an affordable mortgage of not more than 30 percent of their gross monthly income. The land upon which the home is build is held in trust by Habitat for Humanity of Island County, ensuring that the home remains affordable in perpetuity.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth
Families

Where we work

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.

Island County Habitat recognizes that proper housing promotes healthy families and secure and stable communities. Stable housing has a tremendous impact on family and community health, improved education outcomes for children, and increased financial stability and opportunity. The cascading effects are far-reaching and transformational.

Island County Habitat is on a mission to partner with more families to build more homes. By the end of Fiscal Year 26 we will have the capacity to partner with five families per year to help them build a home and a brighter future. Additionally, at least 25 Island County homeowners will receive our help to make repairs to their homes that are critical to their health and safety and will allow them to stay in their homes.

strategies

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 shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person),

  • 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 inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • 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, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time, It is difficult to identify actionable 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 of Island County

Board of directors
as of 8/3/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Gary Wray

Laser Construction

Term: 2018 - 2024


Board co-chair

Jennifer Hunt

Gary Wray

No Affiliation

Jennifer Hunt

Carrie Potter

Carron Chernobieff

Brian Hunt

Julia Price

Bruce Petrozza

Melissa McCumber

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 ? Yes
  • 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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 08/02/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

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

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data