Habitat for Humanity of Omaha

Rating: 4.9 stars   83 reviews

Address:

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.

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(402) 457-5657
http://www.habitatomaha.org

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Reviews for Habitat for Humanity of Omaha

Rating: 5 stars  

It has been a honor to serve as a board member of Habitat for Humanity of Omaha. I have seen firsthand how Habitat for Humanity of Omaha been a great advocacy for affordable housing as well as promoting dignity and hope. They continue to strive to make Omaha a better place to work and live by creating communities in which all people have decent, affordable places to live. I truly believe they are transforming lives within the communities they serve. It is based upon mutual trust and fully shared accomplishments of the homeowner, neighbors and all members of the community.

 
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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  

I have been a volunteer with Habitat for Humanity Omaha for over 5 years and have witnessed first hand the impact the organization has in our community. They are building capacity in our community by providing families, one at a time, and communities, one block at a time, a chance for revitalization and restoration. They are great stewards of the resources they receive and continue to look for ways to improve process to further the opportunity for impact.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been associated with Habitat for Humanity Omaha for a little over 6 years in many different capacities - as an annual volunteer, as a current Board member, and as the past Chairman of the Board. In all of my experiences with the organization, I have always been in awe of the passion this organization puts forth in improving the lives of families and the community in which they live. Whether it be fund raising, managing building costs, developing new programs to help new and existing home owners, transforming whole neighborhoods, or getting families into safer and more productive environments- the Habitat team is all about finding ways to help more families. The organization has grown substantially from when I first became involved in the group, responding to the demand for its services in the Omaha area. I am very proud to be associated with such an effective organization, and the many accomplishments achieved by this organization over the last several years, and how they have positioned the organization to continue to help more and more people each year.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Habitat is one of the best run companies in the area. It transforms neighborhoods and families. We have personal experience in seeing the transformation. Good friends have participated in their programs and the purchase of their home changed their lives. It gave them responsibility and pride. Their children are in a safer environment and as a result, are exceeding in school.
It's not about building and acquiring a home - it's changing lives.

 
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I have been a volunteer with Habitat for Humanity of Omaha for 7 years and currently serve on the Board. In the time I have been involved I have seen the organization grow significantly both in terms of the number of families served and the professionalism of the staff. It is one of the most efficiently run non profit organizations that I have ever experienced. Everyone in the organization is dedicated to the mission of serving families. It is a great place to leverage your donations into impact on the community.

 
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I have worked with Habitat for Humanity of Omaha for the last 6 years in a variety of roles (volunteer crew leader, donor, board member) and I have been amazed at the progress this chapter has made in serving the community. They have been able to dramatically grow the number of families served, increased fund raising, improved the professionalism of the staff and transformed neighborhoods. They have gone from a small organization of dedicated volunteers and staff to one of the largest and most successful chapters in the nation. I am very proud of their accomplishments and being able to serve with them.

 
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Habitat is known for helping families with new housing projects, something at which they excel. My experience is different, and focuses on their ability to remove blighted and abandoned houses. It is this activity that is often the last step in rejuvenating a neighborhood; the beautification that is brought, and reduction in crime associated with vacant properties, are as important as providing economical and affordable new home projects. They absolutely rock.

 
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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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1 person found this review helpful

I have had the privelage of working with Habitat for Humanity of Omaha closely for several years now on everything from building to fundraising. Both the staff and volunteers are so passionate about the cause of ending poverty housing and they are always asking how they can do more. Their passion is absolutely infectious. The Habitat model truely engages the partner families in the process which creates the connections needed to build neighborhoods and communities. Habitat Omaha has made an impact on poverty housing in Omaha and I believe they are just getting started.

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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I live in Washington County and have been involved with Habitat of Omaha now for over 9 years. We could not have done or continue to do the great works of Habitat if it was not for Omaha’s great leadership and caring. They have taken us under their wings and we have thrived. Through the years, there has been some changeover in staff, but I have had so much support and help from each and every one of them. I have made lifelong friends and hope they continue to work with us for future builds here in Washington County. Hats off to Habitat of Omaha!

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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1 person found this review helpful

I have been involved with Habitat for a number of years. I am the daughter of a Habitat home owner and It wasn't until recently that I became more involved by joining the board. I can tell you that management is determined to improve Habitat and make things better for their staff and volunteers. In a short time the staff will be enjoying a brand new office and plans are in place to offer the volunteers more training. Habitat for Humanity of Omaha is a great organization that is growing and doing their very best everyday. The staff is amazing and management goes above and beyond the call of duty. They where there for my mom when she needed a home, they where there for me when I lost my job and they are still there for me when I need a referral for a good plumber. Habitat of Omaha is a young chapter that is growing fast which can lead to some stressful situations but I have seen first hand how management works tirelessly to improve the quality of the organization, the quality of their homes, and the quality of the life of the home owners.

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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