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Habitat for Humanity International

Key Largo, FL

Habitat for Humanity International
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Habitat for Humanity International

Introduction

Habitat for Humanity International is a nonprofit focused on housing development, construction, and management. With $1.0m in revenue and 4 employees, it is a mid-sized organization. Founded in 1987, Habitat for Humanity International is headquartered in Key Largo, FL. This organization is popular with volunteers, with 75 helping last year. In recent tax filings, the organization reported expenses of $296k.

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Habitat for Humanity International

$296k

Annual Budget
2017
Program Spend
82%
Fundraising Spend
0%
Management Spend
17%
Founded
1987
EIN
65-0169353
Headquarters
Key Largo, FL
# Employees
4
# Volunteers
75
IRS Filings
Other Ratings
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Mission and Work

Mission

Provides ownership of affordable housing to those living in sub-standard accomodations with help from those prospective owners.

Description

The organization sponsors construction of new houses in cooperation with financially disadvantaged persons who are then given no-interest mortgages to purchase the homes.

From Habitat for Humanity International's website

In their words

ABOUT US

Habitat for Humanity of the Upper Keys is a locally run affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing organization. Habitat for Humanity is dedicated to the elimination of poverty and substandard housing worldwide.  To date, they have built and renovated over 200,000 houses worldwide since 1976.  

Habitat for Humanity works in partnership with people in need to build and renovate decent, affordable housing. The houses then are sold to those in need at no profit and with no interest charged. Habitat for Humanity of the Upper Keys serves the communities of Key Largo, Tavernier and Islamorada in the Florida Keys.

Habitat's Mission:

  • A grassroots Christian nonprofit organization dedicated to the elimination of poverty and substandard housing worldwide.

  • Believes that every person deserves, at least, a simple and decent place in which to live and grow into all that God intends for them to be

  • Builds or renovates houses in partnership with families who qualify for homeownership based on three criteria:  need, a willingness to partner with HFH and an ability to repay a no-interest mortgage

  • Works with people of all faiths and people of no faith

  • Sells its houses at no profit, with no interest charged

  • Has built and renovated over 200,000 houses worldwide since 1976

History
Founded in 1976 by Millard and Linda Fuller, Habitat for Humanity International is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry dedicated to eliminating substandard housing and homelessness worldwide and to making adequate, affordable shelter a matter of conscience and action. Habitat invites people from all faiths and walks of life to work together in partnership, building houses with families in need.
 
How We Do it
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.
 
Family Selection
Whether in the U.S. or overseas, families in need apply to local Habitat affiliates. The affiliate's family selection committee considers applicants' level of need, their willingness to become partners in the Habitat program and their ability to repay the no-interest loan. Every affiliate follows a nondiscriminatory policy of family selection. Neither race nor religion is a factor in choosing Habitat homeowner families.
If your family, or a family you know, is in need of decent, affordable housing, please check our Apply for a Home page where you will find information on the availability, size, costs, and sweat equity requirements for Habitat houses in our area, as well as information on the application process.
 
Habitat and its Affiliates
Habitat is a worldwide, grass-roots movement. There are more than 2,100 active affiliates in 100 countries, including all 50 states of the United States, the District of Columbia, Guam and Puerto Rico. Use the Habitat for Humanity International affiliate search to find Habitat affiliates in other areas.
Habitat is a grass-roots movement. Concerned citizens from all walks of life come together as volunteers to form a Habitat affiliate in their community. Fundraising, house construction, family selection and other key decisions are carried out by the local affiliates. HFHI headquarters, located in Americus, Ga., provides information, training, support and other services to Habitat affiliates worldwide.
 
Donations
Donations are used as designated by the donor. Gifts received by us that are designated to a specific building project are forwarded to that project. Any undesignated gifts are used where most needed. Our most recent audited financial statement is available upon request.
 
Management
Our board of directors determines policy and monitors operations in conjunction with a board of advisors. Board members are dedicated volunteers who are deeply concerned about the problems of poverty housing in our community. We operate with an administrative staff, assisted by a core group of clerical and support employees and supplemented by long-term and short-term volunteers.
 
Government Support
Habitat will accept government funds for the construction of new houses or for the renovation or repair of existing houses, but as a policy, keeps government funding to a minority of their resources. Ocassionally, we accept government funds for "stage-setting" infrastructure needs (streets, sewers, etc.) , or for the acquisition of land, so long as the funds have no strings attached that would violate Habitat's principles.

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