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: 4 stars  

By joining Habitat Omaha's Young Professionals group, I've been able to build houses, raised money, and spread the word about Habitat. Plus I've made some great friends!

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?

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  

I have been a volunteer on several home builds in the past. The staff at Habitat for Humanity of Omaha are the best! They make everyone feel very welcome no matter what their building skill level is. The organization is transforming run down and dilapidated neighborhoods into pockets of safe family environments.

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

double their size and donations so that they could do more good!

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  

My church coalition, the ELFs (Ecumenical Labor Force), dedicated their rehab house yesterday. A family from Bhutan will be buying the house which is right across the street from the local elementary school and 2 blocks from the middle and high school. Their lives will be transformed.

I have been active in HFH Omaha for over 20 years so a 5 star rating comes naturally to me.

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  

As a Finance Committee Member, Habitat for Humanity Omaha is one of the best run non-profit organizations I have ever worked with. They truly care about their mission statement of "Building community through homeownership" and every financial decision we make takes that into consideration. It is an honor to be part of such a great non-profit.

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

Continue to build and promote new partnerships in the community.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

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

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

Habitat for Humanity Omaha is changing the face of some of Omaha's most blighted areas. I first became involved with the agency in another city I lived in but became truely passionate for Habitat's mission when my husband and I became active volunteers in Omaha three years ago. Since our involvement my husband has participated in the building of three homes, we have sat on fundraising committees and chaired an event for the organization this past September which was extremely successful and a truely gratifying experience. We are eager to do more for the organization and continue our involvement.

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

Get more of my friends and family involved

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 was a volunteer one Saturday to work on a home in north Omaha. I very much enjoyed the experience and felt really comfortable and rewarded for my involvement. The Habitat Omaha team are great people who are sincere in their efforts and eager to help those less fortunate. Keep up the good work - you are making a difference!!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Likely

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

Some

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?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

Habitat for Humanity of Omaha is the most professionally run charity with which I have ever worked. Because of effective and caring leadership, it continues to grow year after year, providing decent, affordable homes for God's people in need. Habit doesn't provide "a hand out," it provides "a hand up" for the working poor who live in inadequate, sometimes dangerous housing. At it transforms the lives of individual families, it is also transforming entire neighborhoods in our city. Its impact is immense.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

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

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am both a volunteer and a donor for Habitat. I would not donate my time and money if I didn't know that both were being well spent!!! The passion that the staff at Habitat display is amazing! Their dedication and work ethic is something to be admired. Not to mention the lasting impact a Habitat home has on a family and the neighborhood.

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

There is a misconception that Habitat houses are free. I'm not sure how they combat this, but that is the most negative thing I hear, that Habitat just gives away houses.

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 had the opportunity to go to Romania in spring 2013. It was organized, fun, and more than I ever expected. I received more than I gave....now have lifetime friends locally, as well as in Romania. If I am given the opportunity to participate in another trip, I won't hesitate to sign up.

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 worked with Habitat for multiple years now in various capacities, and I am always so moved by their dedication to the local community. It is so rewarding to watch your hard work make such an impact right at home.

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?

2013

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