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Peninsula Habitat For Humanity, Inc.

Rating: 5 stars   1 review 390

Address:

11011 Warwick Blvd Newport News VA 23601 USA

Mission:

Habitat for humanity peninsula & greater willaimsburg, inc. Was founded in october 1985 as a nonprofit, ecumenical housing ministry affiliated with habitat for humanity international, inc. , to seek to eliminate poverty and homelessness from the world,and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action. Through volunteer labor and donations of money and materials, habitat builds simple, decent houses with the help of low-income homeowner families. Habitat for humanity peninsula & greater williamsburg focuses its efforts in newport news, hampton, williamsburg and york county areas of virginia. The houses built by habitat and its volunteers are sold to partner families at no profit, financed with affordable, no interest loans. The homeowners' monthly mortgage payments go to fund more houses and the operations of habitat. In addition to the monthly mortgage payment, each homeowner family invests hundreds of hours of their own labor into the building of their house as well as the h

Programs:

Construction & sale of homes. Habitat completed and sold 9 houses during fye june 2015. At june 30, 2015, an additional 14 houses were under construction. Costs expended to date on the houses in progress totaling 187,877 are capitalized on the balance sheet and not included in the expense amount reported on the 990. Program expense includes the direct cost of construction, construction overhead, and the costs of selecting potential homeowners and educating them in the responsibilities of homeownership. This includes home repairs and maintenance and financial and credit education.

homes are sold to qualified low-income families with -0-% 20 year mortgages. The mortgages are discounted to reflect the fmv of the 0% interest rate. This discount is the cost to habitat of providing the mortgages.

voluntary support of habitat for humanity international house building programs outside the united states, and donations to other charitable organizations.

restore - retail store to sell donated second hand building supplies and materials. The net proceeds benefit the general purpose of construction of houses.

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(757) 596-5553
www.habitatpgw.org

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Reviews for Peninsula Habitat For Humanity, Inc.

Rating: 5 stars  

The Habitat foe Humanity ReStore in Williamsburg is a terrific place that is making a valuable contribution to the community.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the extremely positive environment that has been created in the new Restore in Williamsburg. The customers that are both donating items and purchasing items are very enthusiastic about the Habitat store. The customers are consistently expressing an opinion of both benefiting from the opening of the new store as well as contributing to the Habitat for Humanity organization.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

attempt to encourage more volunteers to help the organization. There is a tremendous amount of work that needs to be done. Williamsburg has lots of great charitiable organizations that compete for volunteers which makes it difficult to obtain all of the volunteer time needed.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?

The ReStore in Williamsburg needs better tools and equipment to maximize the skills of the volunteers. I would allocate a small additional amount of funding towards acquiring additional supplies and tools that would allow the Store to be even more effective.

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

An extremely positive experience for me.. I have meet many volunteers and customers that continuously express their "thanks" to me for volunteering and for help9ing make the ReStore effective for them.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

Terrific. Extremely satisfied that the Williamsburg Habitat ReStore effectively utilized my skills and ability towards helping the organization achieve it's goals.

 
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