Austin Habitat for Humanity (Austin, TX)


  • Name:Kimberly Griffin
  • Title:Grants Manager

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Austin Habitat for Humanity
  • Address:310 Comal Street, Suite 100
    Austin, TX 78702
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:512-472-8788
  • Main fax:512-476-1304

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  • Mission:
  • Through faith in action, Austin Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope.

  • Overview:
  • The vision of Austin Habitat is to create a world where everyone has a decent, affordable place to live. Austin Habitat offers several services designed to help low-income families and maintain homeownership as a means of developing financial stability, strengthening families, and strengthening our community.

  • History:
  • Austin Habitat for Humanity was founded in 1985 to serve the affordable housing needs of Central Texas. Knowing that responsible homeownership is the greatest vehicle to increasing wealth for lower income families, Austin Habitat provides affordable mortgages to hardworking, deserving families. The mortgage revenue is then recycled back into the program to provide the same opportunity for others.

    In 1992, Austin Habitat founded the nation’s first ReStore, a nonprofit home improvement store that sells new and gently used construction materials to the public at reduced prices. The ReStore is an important source of sustainable revenue for our homeownership programs and is also a recycling initiative, which has diverted more than 17 million pounds of reusable materials from landfills through the donation center. This widely successful model won Austin Habitat the Envision Central Texas Award for Innovation in 2012 and has helped to meet the needs of our organization, communities, and environment.
    In 2006, Austin Habitat began the Home Repair Program. This program brings homes back to a livable standard and improves the safety and quality of life for participants, many of which are elderly and/or disabled. For many, this program is the difference between staying in their homes and transitioning to unwanted nursing homes and assisted living facilities. In 2015, as part of the Austin Housing Repair Coalition, Austin Habitat will launch the Green and Healthy Homes Initiative (GHHI, The GHHI will take our Home Repair Program to the next level of community impact by providing comprehensive repairs that are custom-fit to the needs of each family and home. Based on 8 key elements of a green and healthy home, these repairs will place a greater emphasis on eliminating health and safety risks while also making the home environmentally-friendly through reduced energy, water, and resource consumption.

    Austin Habitat has also been a HUD-approved Housing Counseling Agency since 2010, educating thousands of low-income individuals and families toward a better future with free classes on budgeting, credit management, foreclosure prevention, and financial literacy.

    Austin Habitat will also launch the Live-Work Initiative in 2015 to extend our affordable homeownership program to the vast entrepreneurial population in Austin that needs a hand-up to achieve financial stability. Many low-income people are ambitious and have the desire to start their own business, but are stuck in jobs with no upward mobility, as they lack mentors, access to capital, financial literacy, or they have budgets that prevent them from taking the next step. The Live-Work Initiative will build specially-designed affordable homes that include a work space for clients to start or operate their small business. Also known as zero-commute housing, live-work developments benefit the homeowner by allowing them to save on transportation costs and eliminating the need to rent a separate space for their enterprise. Having lower, fixed payments along with the stability that comes with homeownership will allow the financial flexibility necessary to grow their businesses. Austin Habitat has partnered with the nonprofits BiGAUSTIN and PeopleFund, who will provide business and financial training in addition to loan services to Live-Work entrepreneurs to ensure they have the tools necessary to succeed. Entrepreneurship is a viable path out of poverty, and this initiative is designed to empower the many low-income individuals who want to work toward financial independence and a better life.

    Austin Habitat has twice been named an “Affiliate of Distinction” by Habitat for Humanity International for our successes in innovation, community development, and financial sustainability.

  • Year established:1985
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:19
  • Advisory board size:0
  • Staff size:37

Board and Executive Names

  • Board Members / Trustees:
  • Ross Buhrdorf; Dilum Chandrasoma; Ken Corby, Vice Chair, Mildred Davis; Charles Dart; Chris Elliott; Dr. George Gau; Mark Hutcheson; Mark Masten, Treasurer; Nikelle Meade; Robbi Millest; Everett Plante, Chair; Estrella Posey; Representative Eddie Rodriguez; Mike Rovner; Eric T. Smith, Secretary; Sarah Stasney-Chun; Suzanne Weinert; Meredith Young

  • Executive Director / President:
  • Kelly Weiss, President & CEO


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:None
  • Tax ID:74-2373217

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IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:742373217
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:
  • Organization Address:500 W BEN WHITE BLVD
  • Organization City:AUSTIN
  • Organization State:TX
  • Organization Zip:78704-7030
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):1
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Charitable Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:August, 1985
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:15
  • Foundation Code Desc.:Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
  • Activity Code(s):029, 380
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):Other religious activities, Lowincome housing
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:December, 2016
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:December
  • NTEE Code:
  • Asset Amount:$28,088,049
  • Asset Code:8 ($10,000,000 - $49,999,999)
  • Income Amount:$12,433,602
  • Income Code:8 ($10,000,000 - $49,999,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$10,001,415
  • Last Updated:2/21/2018 9:04:43 pm

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