Bend Area Habitat for Humanity (Bend, OR)

Name

  • Name:Robin Cooper

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Bend Area Habitat for Humanity
  • Address:1860 NE 4th St
    Bend, OR 97701
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:541-385-5387

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Location

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General

  • Mission:
  • Our Vision - A world where everyone has a decent place to live.
    Our Mission - Seeking to put God's love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. Bend Area Habitat for Humanity was founded in 1989 to serve families of low-income by providing affordable home ownership, financial education and home repair serves to those in Bend and in Crook County.

  • Overview:
  • Bend Area Habitat for Humanity was founded in 1989, and has had an ever-increasing sustainable impact in Bend and Crook County. We are one of three affordable housing organizations in the Bend area, and of the three, we are the only organization that serves the lowest income range: 35-60% of the area median income, which is $10-20/hour. The families that come through our program work in our community whether that be at a Home Depot, a Safeway or St. Charles Medical Center. On average, most families have 2-3 children, and their job, housing situation, or finances are not making ends meet for them to be successful homeowners outside of Habitat. In taking on this need, we know the impact and importance of owning an affordable home. Being a successful homeowner is truly life changing, and benefits the family in both the long term and short term, by assuring a safe and stable environment for the children.

    At Habitat, we look at families based on three conditions: 1) need of the family 2) ability to pay and 3) willingness to partner. Oftentimes, our families need disability assistance, or assistance for better housing because of high rental fees, or overcrowded living conditions with family and friends. Furthermore, we look at their ability to pay in terms of their income qualifications such as working wage, disability income, and social security benefits. Lastly, we look for families who are willing to partner with us. This is demonstrated through 500 hours of sweat equity where the family volunteers their time and effort with Habitat. These hours can be completed by working on the construction site, at our ReStore, and participating in our Financial and Homeownership educational programs that teach them how to budget, how to read a credit report, and informational sessions on home owner and life insurance. Our families stay in our program for at least 12 months or until their house and hours are complete.

  • History:
  • Bend area affiliate got its start in 1989 when a group of like-minded people saw the pressing need for decent affordable housing for hard working low-income families. Rather than talking about the problem of home ownership for the community or turning to government to deal with the problem, they set about creating an environment where volunteerism and community partnerships became the key to helping the disadvantaged, one home at a time.

  • Year established:1989
  • Endowment:Unknown

Staff

  • Executive / Trustee board size:15
  • Advisory board size:0
  • Staff size:18

Registration

  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:Operating
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