Indian River County Habitat for Humanity, Inc. Subordinate

We Stand for Home

aka Indian River Habitat for Humanity   |   Vero Beach, FL   |  www.irchabitat.org

Mission

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

Notes from the nonprofit

For over 30 years, Indian River Habitat for Humanity has helped families achieve what seems to them an insurmountable goal: home ownership, building 417 new homes as of July 2022. We've served almost 1,000 low-income families through a combination of new construction, repair of existing homes and scholarships. Affiliated with the global Habitat for Humanity organization in 1991, Indian River Habitat for Humanity remains the only builder in Indian River County continually addressing the affordable housing need on large scale. Over ten years ago, Indian River Habitat launched its Neighborhood Revitalization (NR) Program to provide home repairs for low-to-moderate income families.

Ruling year info

1987

President/CEO

Mr. Trevor Loomis

Main address

4568 N. US Highway 1

Vero Beach, FL 32967 USA

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EIN

65-0230079

Subject area info

Housing development

Housing rehabilitation

Home repairs

Population served info

Children and youth

Adolescents

Adults

Low-income people

NTEE code info

Housing Development, Construction, Management (L20)

Home Improvement/Repairs (L81)

Housing Rehabilitation (L25)

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

One in five individuals living in Indian River County Florida is living in poverty. The population of Indian River County according to 2019 data, records more than 150,000 residents. The families that we build homes for are those who often own very few assets. They are employed, but often constrained in their ability to increase their income for various reasons. Indian River Habitat serves working families whose income is between 30% and 80% of Area Median Income. Therefore, they are generally not eligible for a conventional mortgage from a financial institution and are often forced to rent their housing. As of March 2022, average rent costs for a family of 3-5 individuals is about $1,400 per month; a newly constructed 3 bedroom 2 bath Habitat home for 3-5 individuals has a mortgage payment of approximately $650 per month. By supporting Indian River Habitat for Humanity you assist us in meeting the affordable housing need in Indian River County, Florida.

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?

New Home Construction

Indian River Habitat for Humanity was established in 1991 and its successful track record has benefited more than 900 families in need of simple, decent and affordable homes. Homeownership empowers working families, providing them with strength, stability, and self-reliance.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Neighborhood revitalization is a focused housing outreach program that brings communities together to help low-income homeowners with needed repairs.

This program creates new partnerships and empowers residents to revive their neighborhood while enhancing their quality of life.

Population(s) Served
Adults

The Indian River Habitat for Humnity educational scholarship program empowers our families to succeed in academics and life.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Children and youth

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 people no longer living in unsafe or substandard housing as a result of the nonprofit's efforts

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

Social and economic status, Work status and occupations

Related Program

New Home Construction

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The annual results reflect new construction, neighborhood revitalization repairs, and rehab/recycled homes.

Total number of volunteer hours contributed to the organization

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Volunteer hours relates to the following programs: new construction, neighborhood revitalization repairs, recycled homes, ReStore, Collegiate Challenge, office, board committee & volunteer committees.

Estimated dollar value of clothing and household goods donations

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This metric depicts our environmental concern and the need to re-purpose household items in order to keep the amount of garbage in the landfills to a minimum. Sales fund 1 in 3 homes we build.

Number of children who have access to a stable home as a result of the work of Indian River Habitat for Humanity.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

We know that when children grow up in a safe, stable home environment their overall health is better and they achieve better grades in school.

Number of overall donors

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We work very hard to increase the number of donors who support us each year; however, COVID-19 had a negative effect on these efforts in 2020. We continue to work hard to raise awareness and support.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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

Our core mission is to provide affordable housing through the notion of a ‘hand up’ and break the cycle of housing instability.

Our overarching goal is ensure that our neighbors in Indian River County are educated about home ownership, contribute ‘sweat equity’ in building their own house, and – by taking ownership of that house – are able to greatly minimize or even eliminate the fear that accompanies housing insecurity.

This is important: when we are not afraid of losing the roof over our heads, we are free to be our creative selves, and better manage the future for ourselves and our family.

In July 2021, we entered into the final year of a five year strategic plan. In 2021-22 we will serve at least 100 families in Indian River County, Florida.

We rely on the generosity of our community partners and volunteers to work alongside our home buyer candidates to build a decent and affordable home as well as to give our families strength and stability. Our home buyers contribute hundreds of 'sweat equity' hours and learn the benefit of saving money on a monthly basis. One of our community partners commented, "I never realized all of the behind-the-scene work that goes on at Indian River Habitat for Humanity; they are with their home buyers each step of the way to home ownership!"

In addition, our strategies include: raising awareness of the local affordable housing need, increasing financial giving, faithfully applying these contributions; advocating and partnering to increase affordable housing access; and inspiring action to end poverty housing.

In the past 30 years, Indian River Habitat has built more than 400 homes here in Indian River County, awarded more than 1,400 scholarships and completed over 600 critically necessary home repairs.

We have a small, yet very experienced staff in the areas of mortgage lending, regulatory compliance, construction, retail and compassion. We appreciate the privilege that it is for us to offer a 'hand up' to our neighbors in need of affordable housing, a home repair project, a gently used piece of furniture, or a scholarship in order to receive some training that our family members otherwise would not be able to afford.

In preparation for the 2021-22 school year, Indian River Habitat for Humanity awarded ten post-secondary education scholarships to homeowners and/or their children who are continuing their education beyond high school.

We will build at least 15 newly constructed homes this fiscal year.

We currently have 12 homes under constructed:
* Three of the 12 houses are more than 60% complete and those families are working to complete their sweat
equity hours as well as their monthly savings goal.

We will complete at least 70 neighborhood revitalization projects this fiscal year and as of August 2021 we have completed two Neighborhood Revitalization projects during July 2021 and have five additional projects in-process.

* The ReStore continues to reduce our carbon footprint by diverting tons of quality goods from the landfill on a daily basis. We serve nearly 200 customers per day in our ReStore! And our ReStore helps provide the funding for every 1 in 3 homes we build.

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 demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    Working families in Indian River County Florida whose income is between 30% and 80% of the Area Median Income.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Community meetings/Town halls,

  • 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 make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, 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, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    Indian River Habitat has built six housing communities in IRC in the past 30 years. Each of those communities has a homeowners association (HOA). Based on feedback recently received that we IRHabitat is not supportive of our communities HOAs, IRHabitat has recently come alongside the Board members of the HOA to support them in their efforts to beautify their neighborhood and to assist them in building community.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

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

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    It has opened lines of communication as well invited them to participate in the 'building process' of these changes/improvements.

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, Phone numbers & email addresses change often making it difficult to stay in touch,

Financials

Indian River County Habitat for Humanity, Inc.
Fiscal year: Jul 01 - Jun 30
Financial documents
2020 Indian River County Habitat for Humanity, Inc.
done  Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant. info

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
NET GAIN/LOSS:    in 
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Liquidity in 2020 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

0.68

Average of 0.29 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2020 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

8.3

Average of 3.2 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2020 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

24%

Average of 25% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

Source: IRS Form 990 info

Indian River County Habitat for Humanity, Inc.

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Indian River County Habitat for Humanity, Inc.

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Operations

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

Documents
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

President/CEO

Mr. Trevor Loomis

Prior to joining Indian River Habitat, Trevor Loomis served as Director of Homebuyer Services at Habitat for Humanity of Metro Louisville, Kentucky. In addition to his previous Habitat for Humanity experience, Loomis also brings with him his experience as Housing Manager over home repair at Louisville, KY Metro Government, as well as experience gained while on staff with the Louisville Coalition for the Homeless. Areas of knowledge and expertise include land acquisition, construction, and mortgage lending experience. He holds a Master of Arts degree in Anthropology from the University of Louisville and an MBA from Bellarmine University. Loomis, a US veteran, served 9 years with the US Army, deployed three times to Iraq and Afghanistan. Serving his country and community have strongly influenced his life. About relocating to Vero Beach with his wife, Martha, and their 3 sons, ages 6, 8 and eleven, Loomis says, “the mission of Habitat allows me to serve the community in which my family

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

Indian River County Habitat for Humanity, Inc.

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Compensation
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Indian River County Habitat for Humanity, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 07/28/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board chair

Mr. Martin Bireley

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Term: 2016 - 2021

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Retired Executive

Connie Poppell

Retired Banker

Dan Lautenbach

Retired Executive

Rick Hahn

Software Executive

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 ? 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 7/28/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 08/05/2021

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.