Manatee County Habitat For Humanity
4105 Cortez Road West
Bradenton FL 34210
Mission

Manatee County Habitat for Humanity is a nondenominational Christian housing ministry that develops resources, educates and mobilizes people to work alongside families in need, rehabilitating existing homes and building sustainable, affordable homes, thereby improving the quality of life in our community.

 

Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Mrs. Diana Shoemaker
Board Chair Mr. Richard Amesbury
Board Chair Affiliation Retired Mobil Oil Corporation, U.S. Navy Veteran
General Info
Supported Organization Habitat for Humanity - Haiti
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Incorporation Year 1994
Awarded competitive grant from Community Foundation in the last 5 years? Yes
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes Jan 2017
State Registration Yes Dec 2016
IRS Letter of Determination
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Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Revenue $2,770,400.00
Projected Expenses $2,770,400.00
Impact Statement

Accomplishments

  1. In the last fiscal year 2015-16, Manatee Habitat constructed five sustainable single family homes and completed one rehabilitation of a foreclosed property. Six families became first-time home buyers.

  2. One of the homes built this year was Manatee Habitat’s first Veteran Build home..

  3. Completed the final community finishes at Hope Landing in Ellenton, an 18 home community that is Habitat’s first sustainable housing community, now home to thirty children and their parents. The community has received local, state and national recognition.

  4. The Home Preservation Program provided housing products and services that assisted low-income elderly, disabled and veteran homeowners with home repairs providing improved safety, security and quality of life.

  5. Last year 507 volunteers donated 18,600 hours in home construction, family education, administrative support and ReStore operations. Volunteers’ donated time represents more than $400,000 of in-kind labor.

Goals

  1. In 2016-17, Manatee Habitat plans to build four new homes and begin construction on another two all in the City of Bradenton; complete one major home rehabilitation in conjunction with Manatee County and other partners.

  2. Complete five Home Preservation Projects for existing homeowners who cannot afford critical home repairs through traditional methods. Form strategic partnerships with residents and community organizations to advance community development.

  3. Secure funding sources for the acquisition and development of property for Habitat home construction for the Habitat Homebuyer program, the Home Preservation Program and the Neighborhood Revitalization Program to expand the impact of Manatee County Habitat for Humanity on the housing issues facing Manatee County citizens.

  4. Support and expand the profitable operation of the two Restore thrift stores.

  5. Expand the volunteer base through outreach, training and support to achieve the goal to serve more families.

 

Needs Statement

Needs Statement

  1. Business sponsors to partner with Manatee Habitat to build affordable housing by reinvesting their tax dollars locally. The Community Contribution Tax Credit Program allows Florida companies collecting $25,000 or more in sales tax to receive tax incentives equal to their contribution when they partner with Habitat for Humanity for the construction of low-income housing.

    Four businesses at $70,000 each are needed. The contribution can be recouped by the business in  corporate income tax credit or a sales tax refund.

  2. Construction Materials for Habitat Homes or Home Preservation Projects. Gifts of $25 - $1,000 are critical to the procurement of the needed materials to build, rehabilitate or repair homes. A new home require $95,000 in materials.

  3. A new truck for the two ReStores operation to make more pickups of donated items to resell to  help the housing ministry. $50,000

  4. Vacant land or foreclosed property that can be developed for future Habitat home construction and rehabilitation. Gifts of land or property or donations of $25 - $1,000 are needed.

  5. Construction equipment needed. A pallet hand truck $375, a truck rack $400, an additional pickup truck, $6,000. Gifts of $25 – $1,000 are needed to purchase these items.

 

Background Statement

Manatee County Habitat for Humanity was chartered in 1994 as an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, the organization that pioneered a housing ministry and the vision where everyone has a decent place to live. Since then, Manatee Habitat has built 125 homes with the help of donors, families and volunteers. Manatee Habitat has completed three neighborhoods – Washington Park (12 homes) and Village of the Palms (34) homes in Palmetto, and Hope Landing, a neighborhood of 18 attached villas in Ellenton, plus numerous single lot homes throughout the county and city of Bradenton. HFH Manatee has completed major rehabilitation of six homes, and upgraded more than thirty existing homes (often in conjunction with local government agencies.

The homes are built in partnership with families who eventually own them. The homeowners invest hundreds of hours of sweat equity in their new home, and must be working, debt-free and will pay their mortgage through an interest free loan from Manatee Habitat. The homes are priced at the appraised value and their mortgage payments and grants and fundraising are used to build more homes.

Habitat for Humanity International was founded in 1976 by Millard and Linda Fuller. Today, Habitat for Humanity is a true world leader in addressing the issues of poverty housing. The concept that grew into Habitat for Humanity International was born at Koinonia Farm, a small interracial Christian community outside Americus, George. Koinonia Farm was founded in 1942 by farmer and Biblical Scholar Clarence Jordan. The Fullers visited the farm in 1965 after leaving a successful business in Montgomery, Alabama to being a new life of Christian service. While there Jordan and Fuller developed the concept of “partnership housing” where those in need of adequate shelter worked side by side with volunteers to build simple, decent houses.  The house would be built at no profit and interest would not be charged on the loans. Building costs would be financed by a revolving fund called the “Fund for Humanity.” The fund’s money would come from the new homeowners’ house payments, no-interest loans provided by supporters and money from fundraising activities. In 1976, Millard and Linda Fuller called together a group of supporters to discuss the future of their dream. Habitat for Humanity International was born at this meeting.   Faith, hard work and direction set HFHI on its successful course which has built 600,000 homes to date.

 

Areas Served
Areas Served
Area
In a specific U.S. city, cities, state(s) and/or region.
FL- Manatee
Areas Served Comments
 Manatee County, Florida
Service Categories
Primary Org Type Housing, Shelter
Secondary Org Type Housing, Shelter
Tertiary Org Type Community Improvement, Capacity Building
Statement from the Board Chair/Board President

I was blessed to have a 35 year career with Exxon Mobil and I could afford the time and energy to support causes I believed in. While still working and living in Houston, Texas, I was a construction volunteer for Habitat and loved the physical aspect of building. The philosophy of Habitat offering a hand up and not a hand out, resonates with me because I think it is much more effective. When I retired and moved to Florida I again got involved with Habitat here. The three aspects I like most are giving back, the work itself including all aspects of the Habitat business and the people with whom I share common goals. I believe the process of becoming a Habitat homebuyer changes people and they find new joy in the security and values they come to embrace as a stakeholder in their community. It can take up to two years for someone to complete all the requirements to become a home buyer. I have been a board member for four years and now as the Board Chair I see new challenges. Shifting gears from the corporate business structure to the non-profit philanthropic structure to achieve successful business outcomes can be challenging. Getting and keeping board members with passion for the vision and mission of the organization and the skills and time needed to sustain the organization in an ongoing process. They must be capable and willing to raise the necessary funds to expand our mission. This is a challenge and a role I take very seriously. I envision more working committees with non-board members making up a majority of the committee as one solution. I am glad this organization is expanding its mission into Neighborhood Revitalization and Home Preservation as those both are needed to maintain affordable housing and keep families in stable, secure housing. The national homeownership rate which has been in 10-year downtrend, now at 63.7 percent is not a good sign for this country. I look forward to a very productive year as we build six new homes in Bradenton with our dedicated and skilled volunteers and expand our reach to serve more families. Dick Amesbury, President

 


 

Statement from the CEO/Executive Director
  
Programs
Description

 Manatee Habitat works with families who seek to improve their future through homeownership but have found that obtaining an affordable conventional mortgage is just out of reach. Manatee Habitat’s Homebuyer program provides the “hand up” to enable qualified candidates and offer them the  opportunity to purchase a Habitat home with a zero percent interest loan.  Qualified families selected to participate for the homebuyer program must have a need for housing,  meet income and credit guidelines and be willing to partner with Manatee Habitat and l contribute 300-500 hours of  sweat equity working on the construction of their home and the homes of their future Habitat neighbors.  In addition candidate participate in homeownership and financial literacy classes and will be expected to establish an escrow savings account.  When a family has met the requirements of the Homebuyer program they are eligible to obtain a 25-30 year zero percent interest loan for the purchase of a home from Manatee Habitat.

Budget $110,000
Category Housing, General/Other Housing Development, Construction & Management
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Families At-Risk Populations Other Economic Level
Short Term Success
At the conclusion of current fiscal year to have completed construction of 6 homes adding 6 new Habitat homeowners and their children to the Hope Landing Community. 
Long Term Success Complete 14 homes in Hope Landing Community in Ellenton in three years.
Program Success Monitoring
Success for Habitat families is measured in their ability to meet their monthly mortgage obligations, maintain their homes and contribute to the Hope Landing Homeowners Association.
Program Success Examples
Since 1994, Manatee Habitat has built 112 homes in Manatee County.
Description

Neighborhood Revitalization brings residents, community organizations and volunteers together to improve the quality of life.  Manatee Habitat recognizes to help families in need of decent, affordable housing it can help existing low income homeowners keep their homes safe and secure.  To help address the problems that these residents face, Manatee Habitat has expanded its outreach with a new model for Home Preservation that offers an interest free loan at a reduced cost. Homeowners will qualify if they earn 120% or less of the Area Median Income and can qualify for a sliding scale if their income is less than 80% of AMI.  There is no other program that offers low-income residents a financing option to fund a critically needed repair.  The repair will be accomplished at a lower cost than a conventional repair because volunteers will perform the labor.   As with the Habitat Homebuyer program, the Habitat Neighborhood Revitalization partnership agreement includes a requirement for “sweat equity” from able-bodied adults in the home.  For those who cannot physically participate, substitute options exist.


Budget $15,000
Category Community Development, General/Other Neighborhood Revitalization
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent US Other Economic Level
Short Term Success
The demand for the program is increasing and Manatee Habitat is committed to help families in need of decent, affordable housing.  Keeping people in their familiar home with the benefit of repairs that allow them to regain safety and security provides an improved quality of life.  Lower electric bills would be an immediate outcome from window or door replacement. Reduced water bills from replacing leaky fixtures or greater accessibility from the addition of a wheelchair ramp or grab bars are all needed improvements Manatee Habitat volunteers can do under Home Preservation.   
Long Term Success Creating a new financing model for home preservation that is low cost and interest free will in time become a sustainable program that will not have to rely on grants and donations exclusively.  Loan payments from previous projects will be used to fund the materials for new projects in a self-perpetuating process.  There is a need to expand and enhance what Manatee Habitat has been doing in Neighborhood revitalization and home preservation and in combination with new home building, the impact can be much greater in a targeted area.  
Program Success Monitoring
Neighborhood Revitalization and home preservation projects were funded through specific grants such as CRA funding which is no longer available.  The demand was high for the programs the residents were glad to get their projects addressed but funding limited.  Manatee Habitat staff and agency staff measured the success of these programs through community feedback and grant reports.  Recently Manatee Habitat has created the new position of Neighborhood Revitalization Manager whose job will be to closely track, target and increase Neighborhood Revitalization in the areas where Manatee Habitat is working and building.
The addition of a dedicated staff member in this role will benefit the residents and provide much more information on the needs of residents in a targeted community. 
Program Success Examples
One project recently completed was for a senior couple who had both become semi-dependent on wheelchairs for mobility.  It involved adding a wheelchair ramp for easier access to their mobile home and some safety features added inside including grab bars in the bathroom and retrofitting a doorway.  They could not afford to have these modifications done and they are so glad to feel safe in their home again.  Another project was for a veteran who had a serious injury and was in the hospital for a extended period of time.  During that time a leaky roof caused major damage in a bedroom and the kitchen.  It require a new roof and ceiling repairs inside the house.  A bathroom retrofit was also needed so when he came home he did not have to step in to a bathtub.  Both of these projects were done using funding from a special veteran grant and individuals donations.
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Mrs. Diana Shoemaker
CEO Term Start Aug 2011
CEO/Executive Director Email dshoemaker@manateehabitat.org
Experience
 Diana Shoemaker has over twenty years of experience in non-profit and community educational program planning and management
Diana served for three years as Manatee Habitat for Humanity's Family Services Manager prior to being promoted to the position of Executive Director.
 
Founding Director of Family Promise of Manatee County, Inc
 
Masters in Social Work, Columbia University
 Association of Fundraising Professional
2014 Leadership Manatee Graduate 
Chair, Manatee County Affordable Housing Advisory Committee 
 
Former CEOs/Executive Directors
NameTerm
William Lloyd Apr 2011 - Aug 2011
Ron Turner Apr 2009 - Dec 2010
Senior Staff
NameTitle
Didi Hager Family Services Manager
Karen McElroy General Manager ReStores
Marian Siegel Finance Manager
Amy Van Dell Resource Development Manager
Bruce Winter Director of Construction
Staff & Volunteer Statistics
Full Time Staff 21
Part Time Staff 3
Staff Retention Rate % 82
Professional Development Yes
Contractors 1
Volunteers 507
Management Reports to Board Yes
CEO/Executive Director Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Collaborations

Manatee Habitat partners with local community organizations and businesses interested in addressing the needs of low income families and the development of affordable housing. Manatee Habitat works closely with over 50 construction related businesses and community organizations that provide the resources, materials and funding to enable the affiliate to achieve its mission.   In addition, partnerships have been formed with Manatee County government and Neighborhood Services Department and Community Redevelopment Agencies and the City of Bradenton to support the affiliate's effort to build affordable homes, rehab existing homes and revitalize communities. 

Affiliations
AffiliationYear
AFP (Association of Fundraising Professionals)
Manatee Chamber of Commerce
External Assessments and Accreditations
Assessment/AccreditationYear
Risk Management Provisions
Government Licenses
Organization Licensed by the Government No
Plans
Fundraising Plan Yes
Communication Plan No
Strategic Plan No
Strategic Plan Years 3
Strategic Plan Adopted July 2016
Management Succession Plan No
Continuity of Operations Plan No
Policies
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No
Policies and Procedures Yes
Comments
Management Comments by Organization
  
Other Documents
Other Document 2
Document Retention Policy
Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. Richard Amesbury
Company Affiliation Retired Mobil Oil Corporation, U.S. Navy Veteran
Board Term Mar 2011 to Mar 2017
Board Chair Email reamesbury@yahoo.com
Board Members
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Mr. Richard Amesbury Retired, Mobil Oil Company, Navy Vetran
Mr Roger Arnholt Retired
Rev Rosemary Backer Gloria Dei Church
Mr. Barry Berman Retired CPA
Ms. Michele Charlet US Trust/Bank of America
Mr. Gary French JPMorgan, The China Fund, Inc.
Ms Lauren Fuller Liberty Savings Bank
Mr Tony Griffin Pepsico
Ms Pat Mathews Workplace Solutions Pro
Jill McGarry Blalock Walters
Ms. Connie Mederos-Jacobs Mederos-Jacobs Law
Mr Charles Whitfield Manatee Glens
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Board Ethnicity
African American/Black 2
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 9
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Gender
Male 6
Female 6
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits 3
Board Orientation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 10
Board Meeting Attendance % 58
Board Self-Evaluation Yes
Written Board Selection Criteria Yes
Board Conflict of Interest Policy Yes
% of Board Making Monetary Contributions 100
% of Board Making In-Kind Contributions 100
Standing Committees
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Finance
Executive
Board Governance
Comments
Governance Comments by Organization   
Fiscal Year Projections
Fiscal Year Begins 2016
Fiscal Year Ends 2017
Projected Revenue $2,770,400.00
Projected Expenses $2,770,400.00
Total Projected Revenue includes "in-kind" contributions/ donations No
Organization has Endowment No
Endowment Spending Policy N/A
Capital Campaign
In a Capital Campaign No
Campaign Purpose
Campaign Goal
Campaign Dates 0 to 0
Amount Raised To Date 0 as of 0
IRS Form 990s
Form 9902016
Form 9902015
Form 9902014
9902013
9902012
9902012
9902011
9902010
9902009
Form 9902008
Audit/Financial Documents
Audit2016
Audit2015
Audit2014
Audit2013
Audit2012
Audit2011
Audit2010
audit2009
Historical Financial Review
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201620152014
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$0$0$0
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Federal$0$0$0
State$0$0$0
Local$0$0$0
Unspecified$0$0$0
Individual Contributions$750,086$545,723$539,094
$0$0$0
$2,189,799$1,913,646$1,546,695
Investment Income, Net of Losses$9,455$4,464$22,547
Membership Dues$0$0$0
Special Events$25,027$29,832$1,917
Revenue In-Kind$0$0$0
Other$142,768$172,094$125,454
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$2,267,688$2,763,630$1,926,189
Administration Expense$273,517$279,598$267,342
Fundraising Expense$55,460$27,063$8,280
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.200.871.02
Program Expense/Total Expenses87%90%87%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue7%5%2%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$3,191,060$3,163,787$3,483,719
Current Assets$877,720$555,425$883,515
Long-Term Liabilities$500,000$870,648$0
Current Liabilities$194,205$316,754$1,102,802
Total Net Assets$2,496,855$1,976,385$2,380,917
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201620152014
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountRestore gross income $1,267,799Restore Gross Income $1,228,646Restore Gross Income $1,139,295
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountSales to homeowners $922,000Sales to Homeowners $686,000Contributions, gifts, grants $539,094
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, gifts, grants $750,086Contributions, gifts, grants $545,723Sales to Homeowners $407,400
CEO/Executive Director Compensation $75,001 - $100,000
Tax Credits No
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities4.521.750.80
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets16%28%0%
Financials Comments
Financial Comments by Organization    
Financial Comments by Foundation Foundations and corporations are included with individual contributions as they were not separated in the 990s or audits.  Financial figures were taken from the 990s.  Federal 990s and audited financial statements reconcile.
Nonprofit Manatee County Habitat For Humanity
Address 4105 Cortez Road West
Bradenton, FL 34210
Phone 941 748-9100

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