Habitat for Humanity of Omaha

Rating: 4.84 stars   38 reviews

Issues: Homeless & Housing, Religion

Location: 1701 N 24th St Omaha NE 68110 USA

Mission: Habitat for Humanity of Omaha, Inc. is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing and homelessness 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.
Target demographics: provide good affordable housing
Direct beneficiaries per year: almost 60 families
Geographic areas served: North Omaha primarily with builds in South Omaha and Washington County as the availablity and need dictate.
Programs: new home construction, re-hab housing, roof and repair, and blighted home demolition.
2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 36-3283625
(402) 457-5657
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

It is has been a joy to volunteer for Habitat for Humanity of Omaha because the organization is extraordinarily well run. The management and staff are, to a person, totally committed to helping Omaha families and they do it efficiently and enthusiastically. I'm a believer in the The Habitat For Humanity model because it just makes good sense. It offers families a hand up and not a hand out. Habitat for Humanity of Omaha is a great nonprofit.

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

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Habitat for Humanity of Omaha is a life-changing organization and they do it by providing a hand up, not a hand out byt providing safe, decent houseing not only to those in need in Omaha, but also to people in need in other countries around the world I have had the opportunity to volunteer and even serve on the boards of many not-for-profit organizations, and Habitat for Humanity of Omaha is exceptionally well run and does an amazing job of really delivering for the people they serve. It is an organization filled with top-notch, dedicated individuals.

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

I would not change anything they are doing.

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

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have volunteered through the young professionals group for 4 years now and have had a great experience! This is an excellent way for young leaders to get involved in the community, meet people and grow themselves professionally. Not to mention, it so rewarding to be a part of the builds and meet the families you are impacting firsthand! They really do make the community a better place!

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

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

Omaha Door & Window has had nothing but awesome experiences with Habitat for Humanity. We have donated consistently to the Habitat Restore for several years, but most recently we donated a large quantity of siding. There was a lot of material to be transported and Habitat sent a large and very efficient crew to help move the large bundles of siding. They loaded two semi-trailers and multiple box trucks in one day. It was a well-organized effort and Omaha Door & Window enjoyed teaming up with this worthwhile organization. Their commitment and passion to help families in need is inspiring and we look forward to donating in the future.

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

no

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

I started working with Habitat for Humanity of Omaha in the capacity of assisting with marketing. I've volunteered for many organizations over the years, and have grown to truly enjoy my relationship with the Omaha team. They are an astute group that has a sincere passion for what they do. The team is respectful of their volunteers time and talents, and take their mission to heart. They are thoughtful strategists and a joy to work with. There are few organizations that make volunteering FUN - the Habitat Omaha team has actually got that figured out!

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Rating: 5 stars  

Our company first started working with Habitat volunteering to transport useable + sale able product between Des Moines and Omaha ReStore locations on our trucking system. Because of what we saw in how the local Habitat organization has grown as a quality alternative for families that would otherwise not have an option for home ownership, we engaged our customer network for their participation by donating excess home building materials to be used in home construction or to help offet building costs keeping home ownership affordable.

By their actions, the entire Habitat Team has shown us their commitment to serving the community and engaging families that are pursuing a second chance in life. Because of this, our personal commitment will continue for the mission Habitat brings to the area.

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been a donor and volunteer with Habitat for Humanity of Omaha since college and can't say enough good things about the organization. I love their strategic approach to developing entire neighborhoods - going well beyond just building homes. The staff, volunteers and families involved in the work are always so friendly and welcoming. Its fun to see people from different backgrounds come together to achieve a common goal. Each time I leave a build site, I feel empowered and inspired. Thank you Habitat!

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am a volunteer crew leader with HFH Omaha. The office and support staff work extremely hard to provide our crews with the technical and logistical support that we need. This has been a continually improving process that has seen a very positive change over the last five years. The overall organization has continued to improve the growth in families served and the facilities to support staff and volunteers. The new safety initiative is another positive step forward.

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

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

I shop at the ReStore and I love it! You never know what great items you will find and the best part is they are well below the retail price. I save lots of money while helping a great cause. I know that money from the ReStore helps to build more houses. It's a win win.

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

To spread the word more about the ReStore!

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been a Habitat Omaha donor for several years, both financially and items to the ReStore. They are very appreciative of my support and I know they use my gifts wisely. 90% of all resources are spent directly on programs to help more families. I feel valued and appreciated and know that my gifts are making a difference.

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

None

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have logged 100s of hours of build time with this group, and even had the opportunity to go abroad with them, and you wont find a better group anywhere. They have outstanding leadership from top to bottom in this organization, and it shows. They are organized, passionate and deeply knowledgeable about their mission, and have a very thoughtful strategic plan to execute. They have engaged this community in a way that really makes them the model for habitat affiliates.

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

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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