Habitat for Humanity International

aka Habitat, Habitat for Humanity, HFHI   |   Americus, GA   |  www.habitat.org

Mission

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

Notes from the nonprofit

Thank you for your interest in Habitat for Humanity and for your support! We partner with as many families as possible, but the problem of inadequate housing has reached critical proportions globally. Your supports helps to build affordable housing for families in need, providing them with shelter and the hope of a better life.

Ruling year info

1987

CEO

Mr. Jonathan T. M. Reckford

Main address

322 W Lamar Street

Americus, GA 31709 USA

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EIN

91-1914868

NTEE code info

Housing Development, Construction, Management (L20)

Christian (X20)

International Relief (Q33)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

➜ 1 in 4 people in the world need decent housing. ➜ 40 percent of the world’s population will need new housing and basic infrastructure in the next 14 years, according to the World Bank Group. ➜ More than 80 percent of the world’s population does not have legal documentation of their property rights. ➜ The World Health Organization says those living in poor conditions “are exposed to greater personal and environmental health risks, are less well-nourished, have less information and are less able to access health care, thus they have a higher risk of illness and disability.” ➜ The United Nations has estimated that more than 10 million people worldwide die each year from conditions related to substandard housing. ➜ The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development says “a family with one full-time worker earning the minimum wage cannot afford the local fair-market rent for a two-bedroom apartment anywhere in the United States.”

Our programs

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Global Impact Fund

Through volunteer labor and tax-deductible donations of money and materials, Habitat builds and rehabilitates simple, decent houses with the help of the homeowner (partner) families. Habitat houses are sold to partner families at no profit, financed with affordable, no-interest loans. The homeowners' monthly mortgage payments are recycled into a revolving Fund for Humanity that is used to build more houses. Habitat for Humanity's work is accomplished at the community level by affiliates -- independent, locally run, nonprofit organizations. Each affiliate coordinates all aspects of Habitat home building in its local area -- fund raising, building site selection, partner family selection and nurturing, house construction and mortgage servicing.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

External assessments

Evaluated via the Impact Genome Project (2019)

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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

Habitat for Humanity partners with people in communities all over the world to help them build or improve a place they can call home. With our help, Habitat homeowners can achieve the strength, stability and independence they need to build a better life for them-selves and their families. Guided by our principles of demonstrating the love of Jesus Christ, focusing on shelter, advocating for affordable shelter, promoting dignity and hope, and supporting sustainable development, we can create a world where everyone has a decent place to live.

Our 2020 Strategic Plan provides a new way of how we approach our mission, vision and principles. This plan challenges us to become more effective catalysts for systemic change—change that will help exponentially more families than any one organization ever could serve alone. Our 2020 Strategic Plan calls for operating within three interconnected spheres of influence: community, sector and society. Each of these “houses” sit on Habitat’s strong foundation of mission-driven, purposeful work. As our organization strives to deepen its impact, this strategic plan has been invaluable in Habitat’s success. Through our 2020 Strategic Plan, Habitat for Humanity will serve more people than ever before through decent and affordable housing.

Driven by the vision that everyone needs a decent place to live, Habitat has partnered with families for more than 40 years to build and improve places they can call home.

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

Our work today includes:

New construction where our houses and work processes are designed for their specific local settings and use locally available materials.

Improvement and repair of existing houses. In the U.S., this work is done as part of our neighborhood revitalization efforts. Outside the U.S., we help families build incrementally and help create access to housing microfinance loans.

Advocacy, which advances access to adequate and affordable housing globally through changing policy and systems.

Habitat has helped more than 35 million people obtain a safer place to sleep at night, along with the strength, stability and independence to build better lives.

In fiscal year 2020, Habitat improved housing conditions of more than 7 million people around the world.

This includes more than 29,000 people in the U.S. and Canada, more than 1.9 million people in Latin America and the Caribbean, more than 2 million people in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and more than 1.9 million people in Asia and the Pacific region.

Through advocacy and training, Habitat helped an additional 9.9million people gain the potential to improve their housing conditions in fiscal year 2020.

Habitat’s global mission is made possible thanks to its many generous donors and the hands and hearts of more than 1 million volunteers who annually give their time and talent.

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.

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Financials

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Operations

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

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Habitat for Humanity International

Board of directors
as of 1/13/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Bradford Hewitt

Retired President and Chief Executive Officer, Thrivent Financial

Term: 2019 -

Bill Brand

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Mary Cameron

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Kimberlee Cornett

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Lisa Hall

Beeck Center for Social Impact & Innovation, Georgetown University

Aubree Curtis

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Alexandre Gouvea

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Alberto Harth

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Boris Henderson

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Jason Kilar

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Mary Mack

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Ceslo Marranzini

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Jimmy Masrin

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Bo Miller

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Jackie Parker

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Pamela Hughes Patenaude

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Jonathan Reckford, ex officio

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Ron Terwilliger, ex officio

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Olivia Wong

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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? Yes

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