Habitat for Humanity of Frederick County MD

We build strength, stability, self-reliance and shelter.

aka Habitat for Humanity of Frederick County, MD, Inc.   |   Frederick, MD   |  www.frederickhabitat.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

Ronald N. Cramer

Main address

PO Box 338

Frederick, MD 21701-0338 USA

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EIN

52-1820647

NTEE code info

Housing Development, Construction, Management (L20)

Housing Rehabilitation (L25)

Christian (X20)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

In Frederick County, 39% of our population is employed and working hard, and yet, struggling to make ends meet (2019 ALICE Report). For this great segment of our workforce the dream of homeownership is out of reach due to the high cost of housing in our County. However, by partnering with Habitat for Humanity of Frederick County, these individuals and families can achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance of affordable homeownership.

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?

Home Builds

Habitat for Humanity of Frederick County builds homes with the help of volunteers, in-kind donors, and community partners for qualified partner families in Frederick County. These partner families work alongside Habitat to build their home, and then purchase it with a low-down payment, low-interest rate loan, making it affordable for them to own a home of their own.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

Habitat for Humanity of Frederick County works with low-income homeowners in need of subsidized home repairs or modifications which improve their quality of life and ability to reside safely at home. Service include minor to critical repairs, weatherization, as well as aging-in-place and ADA modifications.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Seniors

The Frederick County Affordable Housing Land Trust program is designed to provide a sustainable supply of affordable workforce housing. The Land Trust acquires properties, then rehabilitates or builds housing units, to be market-ready. These units are sold to qualified home owners while the Land Trust retains ownership of the land, reducing the cost of the home to the new homeowner. Through the resale clauses of this shared equity program, units can only be resold to program-qualified buyers, ensuring these units stay permanently affordable.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

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 households who now own their own home as a result of the organization's programs

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

Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Home Builds

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Number of home builds completed and sold to qualifying applicants through both the Home Build program and the Frederick County Affordable Housing Land Trust.

Number of low-income homeowners who received repair services to their home

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

Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Habitat Home Repairs

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Home Repair services received through the Neighborhood Revitalization program include minor repairs (painting, landscaping, etc), large-scale critical repairs, and modifications for aging in place.

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.

Habitat for Humanity of Frederick County is undergoing a shift to a new build model with the primary goal of providing affordable homeownership solutions to more residents in Frederick County, both for those looking to own their own home, and those who need repairs to their home.

In construction, this new model will focus move away from stand-alone, single-family home builds, to a mix of innovative build and renovation projects that create multiple housing units with long-term affordability.

In repairs and modifications, Frederick Habitat will continue to increase the number of projects completed each year to enhance the quality of life for current homeowners in our community. Services are available to all income qualified, owner-occupied households, for needed repair services and modifications which allow seniors and those with disabilities greater safety in their home.

With this in mind, the organization plans to accomplish the following:

In FY2020:
Complete the last stand-alone home build of Habitat's former model in Middletown, MD
Complete the purchase of a downtown Frederick City property for a future project
Complete 30 home repair and modification projects through the Neighborhood Revitalization program

In FY2021:
Complete a 12-unit project in downtown Frederick City through the Community Land Trust program
Completion of 35 home repair and modification projects through the Neighborhood Revitalization program

Habitat for Humanity of Frederick County has shifted focus from building single family dwelling units on individual properties to building multi-unit projects as a more cost-effective way to serve more people seeking affordable homeownership.

Frederick Habitat will utilize its award-winning Community Land Trust for multi-unit projects. In this program, the organization retains ownership of the land, while the homeowner purchases the housing unit. Utilizing this program will reduces the cost of purchase to the homeowner and will guarantee the units stay in affordability for at least 99 years.

Meanwhile, Frederick Habitat has cultivated a team of Volunteer Crew Leaders with a variety of construction skills. This team has the ability to lead teams of unskilled volunteers to move projects forward and has a direct impact on the organization's completion rate of home repair and modification projects.

The Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Frederick, MD has shown, and continues to show, steady income growth, especially since moving to a new location in 2017. This income helps fund operational expenses of the organization, which is particularly important during this time of organizational growth.

Frederick Habitat utilizes volunteer resources, such as a strong team of Volunteer Crew Leaders, interns and a growing construction committee, to assist staff in increasing construction volume.

Frederick Habitat has developed a solid network of business partners within the community who provide paid and in-kind sponsorships to each build, reducing the cost of building to the organization.

When projects are completed and sold, at an affordable rate, to new homeowners, proceeds from the sales fund future projects. Therefore, when more projects are completed, coupled with fundraising efforts, there are more funds for additional projects in the future.

In FY17 Frederick Habitat completed 1 new home build in Brunswick, MD and 2 renovations in Frederick, MD through the organization's Community Land Trust program so that 3 families were able to purchase their own home for the first time. Additionally, 18 home repairs were completed for current homeowners. In total, 2017 was the most productive year in organizational history.

In FY18, an additional home build was started in Brunswick, MD and 20 home repair projects were completed. Meanwhile, the organization began to shift focus toward future multi-unit projects. Organization leadership began evaluation of a local property for a future multi-unit project in Frederick City, MD.

In FY19, the home build in Brunswick, MD was completed, a home build in Middletown, MD was started and 25 home repair projects were completed for local homeowners. Concurrently, pre-construction work continued on the multi-unit project planned for Frederick City, MD, including reviews and revisions of internal processes, procedures, and documents and a build up of infrastructure necessary for larger projects.

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 Frederick County MD

Board of directors
as of 10/22/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Jay Mason

VCRE

Term: 2019 - 2020

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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? No
  • 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 11/11/2019

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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

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data