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Dallas Habitat For Humanity

Rating: 5 stars   3 reviews 1,442

Nonprofit Issues:

Homeless & Housing, Religion

Address:

2800 N Hampton Rd Dallas TX 75212 USA

Mission:

Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity transforms neighborhoods by engaging families and community partners in creating affordable housing.

Results:

-25 Years since incorporation -One of the top 3 affiliates in US -Top Single Family Home Builder in Dallas -Over 800 families - $2 million in taxes paid each year by Dallas Habitat homeowners -Tithed over $800k helping over 229 families around the world

Target demographics:

low-income, children, family, single mothers

Programs:

Homeownership Program: Habitat does not build homes for families in need, but rather with families as equal partners. Habitat is the only nonprofit housing organization in Dallas that offers the opportunity for very low-income families to provide 400 hours of "sweat equity" in lieu of a down payment and take on a 30-year, 0% interest mortgage. Family sweat equity requirements are fulfilled by building their own home and the homes of other Habitat families, creating new skills, a sense of tremendous accomplishment and strong relationships with their neighbors. Each mortgage payment goes into a revolving "Fund for Humanity" to finance future Habitat homes. Pre-Purchase Homebuyer Education: Prior to purchasing their homes, qualified families are required to attend classes covering topics such as budgeting, home maintenance, home insurance, and the legalities of homeownership. Post-Purchase Homebuyer Education: Once the partner family has moved into their home and signed the closing documents, Dallas Area Habitat requires participation in the post-purchase phase of the Homebuyer Education Program within 30 days of move-in and up to 18 months to discuss financial challenges and opportunities, home maintenance, and warranty needs.

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

The organization provides a great service to the community and families. But it also allows volunteers to learn new skills, be outside, and be part of a positive, supportive team.

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

Working along side of the families that will live in the house and joy and pride on their face on dedication day.

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

none

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?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

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

I have learned many new skills and made new friends.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

Like I could help make a difference in my community

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I have spent the last 14 years building homes for families who would probably not be able to afford a home any other way. I help manage a large group of weekly volunteers, both organizationally and onsite. I also am responsible for the entire building process once or twice a year as a House Leader.
It was only a sidelight for me until I attended the first home dedication for a family I had come to know through the process of building their home. Seeing their joy when they receive the keys to their new home was all it took to make me a "lifer."

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

My heart

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

Make it larger to allow it to build even more homes.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Dallas Habitat for Humanity is a leader in building affordable housing for qualified low income partners. In the past 2 years, DAHfH has become a leader in energy efficiency, gaining LEED certification in the process, while maintaining our goal of quality affordable housing.
We build with efficient energy usage in mind, reducing the costs for our family partners, while reducing the cost to the environment.
We also are achieving goals for a more environmentally sustainable supply chain.

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

Far too many ways to begin listing them here.

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

DAHfH is establishing a code of conduct to be signed by the volunteer, to encourage volunteers to be more "professional" and accountable, i.e. They pledge demands a high degree of professionalism both in regards "social" behaviors pertinent to the volunteer, NFP environment, as well as task specific execcution, i.e., job related skills. I would implement this ASAP.

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?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

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

See above for Code of Conduct

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

 
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