Housing, Shelter

Habitat for Humanity of Waukesha County

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

aka HFHWC

Waukesha, WI

Mission

Habitat Waukesha builds decent, affordable homes for families who are unable to purchase a home through traditional methods. Habitat does not give houses away; we believe in giving a hand up, not a hand out. By providing a home with an affordable mortgage, homeowners obtain self-sufficiency and break the cycle of poverty. Partner families contribute "sweat equity" hours to take the place of a down payment. Volunteers contribute time and talent to reduce labor costs. Donations of money and construction materials further reduce costs.

Ruling Year

1987

Executive Director

Ms Diane McGeen

Main Address

2020 Springdale Road

Waukesha, WI 53186 USA

Keywords

Christian, affordable housing, nonprofit, workforce housing, community

EIN

39-1642114

 Number

4800827831

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Housing Development, Construction, Management (L20)

Community, Neighborhood Development, Improvement (S20)

Housing Development, Construction, Management (L20)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve New!

Habitat for Humanity is an independent nonprofit that uniquely addresses the critical issue of affordable housing in Waukesha County through homeownership. Unlike rental housing solutions, home ownership through Habitat allows people who live and work in Waukesha County to establish permanent roots in their community. Partnership with future homeowners includes education and sweat equity that helps people become good stewards of their homes and community.

Our programs

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

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Habitat Home Ownership

Where we workNew!

Our Results

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one. These quantitative program results are self-reported by the organization, illustrating their committment to transparency, learning, and interest in helping the whole sector learn and grow.

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Number of housing units built

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No target populations selected

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Habitat Home Ownership

Number of applications for housing received from targeted population

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Habitat Home Ownership

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

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328 people have been served through Habitat home ownership or home repair

Number of children and youth who have received access to stable housing

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No target populations selected

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96 youth are now in decent, affordable, permanent housing because of Habitat Waukesha.

Number of volunteers

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Number of phone calls/inquiries

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Habitat Home Ownership

Number of corporate volunteers

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Habitat Home Ownership

Number of training events conducted

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Context notes

Training for both volunteers and future homeowners

Number of new donors

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Number of donors retained

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Total dollars received in contributions

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Number of people on the organization's email list

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Number of Facebook followers

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Total number of volunteer hours contributed to the organization

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Charting Impact

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

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have and haven't they accomplished so far?

Habitat works toward our vision by building strength, stability and self-reliance in partnership with people in need of a decent and affordable home. Community individuals and organizations partner with Habitat to build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. Habitat for Humanity works in a number of different ways to create decent, affordable housing: * In addition to new construction, Habitat also renovates existing homes in many communities throughout Waukesha County. * Habitat for Humanity helps people repair and improve their own homes and neighborhoods. * Habitat’s advocacy work raises awareness and support for decent and affordable housing in our community.

Habitat depends on financial donations to fund our work. These donations help families build a place they can call home. Visit our website at www.waukeshahabitat.org to learn more. We also have a local home improvement stores called Habitat ReStore, which sells reusable and surplus building materials, furniture and appliances to the public. The money made from these sales is used to help families build a better future.

In 2016, more than 600 volunteers donated over 15,000 hours working with Habitat of Waukesha County. Generous donations of funds, construction materials, items for our ReStore and the donated time, talents and resources of volunteers allow Habitat to successfully serve more of our neighbors.

Every person who obtains a decent, affordable place to live through the support of community efforts is progress toward our vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to live.

Founded in 1989, Habitat for Humanity of Waukesha County built 23 homes in its first 24 years. In 2015, Habitat completed 3 homes and opened a ReStore, which had the dual benefit of providing affordable products for home furnishing and repair, but also helps to raise funds for our organization. In 2017-18, Habitat has begun revitalizing neighborhoods and is building/renovating more than 12 homes. Our ReStore has doubled in size, offering a wider selection of items, and offers deconstruction services as well. We also continue to build our repair program, helping to repair more than 25 homes for seniors, homeowners with low income, and people with disabilities each year.

External Reviews

Affiliations & Memberships

Certified Aging in Place Affiliate 2018

Financials

Habitat for Humanity of Waukesha County

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Operations

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

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Board Leadership Practices

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SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

BOARD ORIENTATION & 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 & 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