Habitat for Humanity Williamson-Maury
511 West Meade Boulevard
Franklin TN 37064-3441
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Mission Statement
Habitat for Humanity Williamson-Maury, (HFHWM), is a faith-based nonprofit organization that seeks to put God’s love into action by partnering with communities to build affordable housing, inspiring hope, and provide life-changing stability for families through home ownership.
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Becket Moore
Board Chair Jennifer Shepard
Board Chair Company Affiliation Pinnacle Bank
History & Background
Year of Incorporation 1992
Former Names
Habitat for Humanity of Williamson County
Organization's type of tax exempt status 501-C3
Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Expenses $2,015,199.00
Projected Annual Revenue $2,215,199.00 (2017)
Statements
Mission
Habitat for Humanity Williamson-Maury, (HFHWM), is a faith-based nonprofit organization that seeks to put God’s love into action by partnering with communities to build affordable housing, inspiring hope, and provide life-changing stability for families through home ownership.
Background

In Williamson County, TN, one of the fastest growing and most affluent areas in the country, there is a significant need for affordable housing, especially among school teachers, healthcare workers, and public service employees. Habitat for Humanity Williamson-Maury is one of only a few nonprofits in the area meeting this need. Our home ownership program builds strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter and helps families in need achieve the independence they need to build a better life for themselves and their families.

Interested families must first apply and be accepted into the Habitat Homeo wnership Program. Future homeowners are selected based on their: 1) substandard or inadequate living conditions; 2) limited but adequate incomes; and 3) willingness to partner with our organization. Female heads-of-household with children comprise about 65 percent of our home buyers; minorities and mixed-ethnic/multicultural families, about 80 percent. Household incomes average less than $27,000 per year.

Once qualified, our future homeowners, known as our "partner families," complete a thorough homeowner education program, which includes a personalized budget coach who works with the family to reduce household debt and increase their savings for future needs. Future homeowners must also work hundreds of “sweat equity” hours, which include building on their home and the homes of others alongside local community volunteers. After completion the home is sold to the family with a zero-interest mortgage, keeping monthly payments affordable. The process is life-changing for the families immediately and for generations to come.

We were established in 1992 and sold our first house in 1993. Since then, we have built 204 homes, helping 232 adults and 317 children secure affordable housing. Initially, we built 1 or 2 homes per year, but that number has grown to 9 to 12 new homes per year for the last 5 years. We operate in Hickman, Maury, and Williamson Counties of Middle Tennessee and are currently building in the cities of Fairview, Franklin, Spring Hill and Columbia. Our Craftsman-styled homes are built to high-level energy-saving standards to reduce environmental impact and minimize long-term utility costs for the homeowner.

Also, for every home we build here in Middle Tennessee, we tithe overseas to build a home in a developing country. We build in countries like Haiti, Mozambique, and Lesotho where many families have been ravaged by the AIDS epidemic.

Impact
HFHWM is the largest provider of affordable home ownership opportunities for low-income families in Williamson and Maury Counties of Middle Tennessee. HFHWM helps strengthen families and communities by empowering qualifying families to work in partnership with volunteers and sponsors to move from substandard living conditions to home ownership.

HFHWM educates partner families to become successful first-time home owners; constructs energy-efficient homes to reduce long-term utility costs; and improves stability for families and neighborhoods through safe, affordable housing. Research shows that benefits to homeowners include: improved safety and security for their families and their neighborhoods; improved health for family members; improved educational performance and better behavior among their children; and enhanced civic and political participation.

 Accomplishments from the past year:

- HFHWM built 9 new homes in the past year along with 2 critical home repairs and 1 rehabilitation of a home . These homes helped 20 children and 12 adults obtain affordable home ownership and safe living conditions.

Goals for the coming year:

-We will build 9 new homes for families in need and complete two home rehabilitation projects and two critical home repair projects, serving a total of 13 families. 

 

Needs

  Our greatest needs include:

·  Financial sponsorship for the cost of building materials to construct our energy-efficient, affordable homes.

·  Committed volunteers to aid in home construction, provide home buyer education classes, and help at our ReStore retail store, as well as fundraising and administrative support .

·  Financial support for home buyer education and foreclosure prevention programs.

·  Funding to develop a 2-3 year reserve of land to build on in our service area (Williamson and Maury Counties in Tennessee).

·  Financial support to update information technology hardware, software, and network applications to current standards.

 

Other ways to donate, support, or volunteer

Mail a check to: Habitat for Humanity Williamson-Maury, 511 West Meade Blvd, Franklin, TN  37064 

Phone donation: Call (615) 690-8090 and speak with Christie Slaughter, Director of Finance.
 
Donate online:  hfhwm.org/donate/donate-now/
 
Gift of stock: contact Kim Randell, Director of Development, (615) 690-8090 or krandell@hfhwm.org
 
Gift of land:  contact Kim Randell, Director of Development, (615) 690-8090 or krandell@hfhwm.org
 
Payroll deduction and matching gifts: contact your human resources department director.
 
Gift in kind: Provide lunch for volunteers at the build site. Contact Rain Fisher, Volunteer Coordinator, at rfisher@hfhwm.org
 
To provide building materials, appliances for home owners, etc., contact Kim Randell, Director of Development, at krandell@hfhwm.org
 
Home Sponsorships: To support the cost of constructing a new home or make an in-kind contribution of building materials or appliances, contact Kim Randell, Development Director at krandell@hfhwm.org
 
Volunteer: To volunteer as a home builder or provide assistance in fundraising or administrative projects, contact Rain Fisher, Volunteer Coordinator, at rfisher@hfhwm.org.. 
 
ReStore: To donate gently used or new furniture, home accessories, lighting, building materials and appliances, visit our ReStore website at http://www.hfhwm.org/restore/ or contact Ansel Rogers, ReStore Director at arogers@hfhwm.org
 
Donate Your Car: Learn how you can donate a car, truck, boat, RV or other vehicle to Habitat's Cars for HomesTM vehicle donation program by calling 877.277.4344 or visiting www.carsforhomes.org
Service Categories
Primary Organization Category Housing, Shelter / Housing Development, Construction & Management
Secondary Organization Category Community Improvement, Capacity Building / Community & Neighbourhood Development
Tertiary Organization Category Education / Adult Education
Areas of Service
Areas Served
TN - Williamson
TN - Maury

HFHWM serves families in all of Williamson and Maury Counties. Build locations are dependent on land availability and community sponsors. We are currently building in Franklin, Fairview, Spring Hill and Columbia, TN.

Board Chair Statement

Having a home matters. It's not just a place to live; it's the foundation for a better life and a better community. Home ownership through Habitat for Humanity provides families in need an opportunity to break the cycle of poverty. Middle Tennessee is a desirable area to live in because it offers a variety of employment options, stellar schools, an excellent quality of life, all surrounded by beautiful rolling hills. However, all of those qualities are also driving up the cost of real estate, making home ownership difficult, if not impossible, for many of those who live or work in our community. 

Thankfully, Habitat for Humanity of Williamson-Maury Counties is tackling the challenge to provide safe and affordable homes for local families. By partnering with area businesses, churches, schools, and individuals, Habitat is building dozens of new homes in the area for eligible families who are also willing to put in a little of their own "sweat equity" to make their dream of home ownership a reality.
 
In an effort to serve even more families, this year we launched our Critical Home Repair Program to help existing home owners who need help with some basic and essential repairs in their homes. This is just another way that  we live out our mission statement to "put God's love into action" to help those in our community.
 
Unprecedented growth in Williamson and Maury Counties presents new opportunities as well as new challenges. If you are not already a part of the Habitat for Humanity mission, I invite you to join us in changing lives by offering a "hand up" to more families in our community.  With a little help, Habitat home owners are able to achieve the strength and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves and their families. They are empowered to overcome the barriers that so often stand between their families and better, healthier, more financially-stable lives.
 
Jennifer Shepard, President
Board of Directors 
 
CEO Statement The ministry of Habitat is service – providing the opportunity for communities of faith, businesses large and small, and individuals to join with families and share skills, knowledge and experiences while helping families in need build their new homes. This transforms the lives of our partner families and volunteers by building a strong foundation for each family, which in turn builds stronger communities for a more promising future.

Our larger community is strengthened by this commitment to eliminating substandard housing. Habitat repeats this commitment with each build, with each home dedicated, by providing safe, affordable housing for our neighbors.

Becket Moore, Executive Director

Programs
Description

HFHWM serves as developer and general contractor of our Craftsman-styled homes. We are responsible for land acquisition, development planning, and securing zoning and other approvals. All homes meet Energy-Star certification specifications and ADA standards. We also reserve a number of homes each year for families with special needs. We also serve as the mortgage lender on all our houses, carrying the 20-year, 25-year or 30-year mortgages at zero-percent interest. 

The average home cost in Williamson County is about $433,000; average rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is more than $1,300 per month; and 65% of renters pay 30% or more of household income for rent.

Comparatively, monthly mortgage costs of a Habitat home (currently selling for $145,000, depending on size and location) range from $550 to $650, including property taxes and insurance. Even including maintenance and utility costs, this is usually less than what families might pay for local rental dwellings.
Category Housing, General/Other Affordable Housing
Population Served Families, Adults, Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Short Term Success Last year, we built ten houses and rehabilitated another one, providing 22 children and 12 adults with attractive, energy efficient homes.
Long term Success
HFHWC has built homes for 127 families since 1992.
Description

HFHWM ReStore is a home improvement store selling new and gently used home furnishings and building materials at significant discounts. The store offers appliances, construction items, furniture and home décor, and is open to the general public, as well as to contractors and Habitat homeowners. The ReStore also provides an environmentally and socially responsible way to keep thousands of good, reusable materials out of land fills. It also raises enough each year to fund the construction of two homes.

Category Housing, General/Other Housing Support
Population Served General/Unspecified, ,
Short Term Success

Consolidating operations by closing our Columbia, TN store and relocating our Cool Springs store to Franklin, TN will save $20,000/year and help support affordable housing initiatives.

Long term Success

Started in 2005, Habitat ReStore has provided sales proceeds that have helped sustain HFHWC home building efforts while reducing landfill waste and recycling gently used furnishings and building supplies.

Description

Partner families are recruited, qualified and selected based on: 1) living in inadequate/substandard/rent burdened housing; 2) having limited income (30 - 60% of Area Median Income); and 3) being willing to earn up to 500 hours of “sweat equity” by building their and their neighbor's homes, attending mandatory homebuyers’ education classes, and saving $2,000 for closing costs.

Working with volunteers from local banks and finance departments, HFHWM provides mandatory Homebuyer Education classes for its future homeowners. Budgeting and personal finance classes prepare the applicants to handle the monetary requirements of buying a home and help them plan to reduce debt and increase savings. The sessions on home maintenance and the legal aspects of home buying and ownership provide practical knowledge and resources for the new homeowners. These classes build confidence and the foundation for the continued success of the Habitat homeowners.
Category Education, General/Other Guidance & Counseling
Population Served Adults, Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent, Minorities
Short Term Success

We helped eleven families, with 25 children and 13 adults, build their futures with new homes in the last year.

Long term Success

HFHWC has helped 127 families achieve the dream of affordable home ownership since 1992.

Description

More than 2,400 volunteers contribute over 19,000 hours annually to help build a stronger future for partner families, their children, and the community. These volunteers work as construction crew leaders, home builders, ReStore staff, administrative/fundraising support, and members of the Board of Directors.

Roughly 70 percent of an average 10-day build schedule for a Habitat house is completed through volunteer labor. Volunteers experience the pride and satisfaction of being part of a team-based effort. Home construction also provides an opportunity for individuals from different socio-economic backgrounds to interact in a meaningful way for the benefit of the future home owner and the community. The work experience creates bonds and friendships between volunteers and homeowners who otherwise would never have met. It also promotes understanding among all involved of what it means to make a visible, permanent difference in the communities in which they live, work, and study.
Category Philanthropy, Voluntarism & Grantmaking, General/Other Volunteer Training & Placement
Population Served General/Unspecified, ,
Short Term Success

Last year, 2,400 volunteers from 53 community groups contributed more than 19,000 hours to helping families build their dream homes. This represents the equivalent of more than nine full-time staff salaries, valued at approximately $400,000.

Long term Success Community volunteers have been an essential element in the success of HFHWC since we began.
CEO Comments
Our mission of providing affordable housing opportunities is successful in large part because of the homeowner education program. The budgeting and personal finance classes prepare the applicants to handle the monetary requirements of buying a home. The sessions on home maintenance and the legal aspects of home buying and ownership provide practical knowledge and resources for the new homeowners. These classes build confidence and the foundation for the continued success of the Habitat homeowners.
 
Our retail outlet, the ReStore, is supported by local donations of new and gently used appliances, furniture, construction materials, and home decorating items. It provides high-quality items at reasonable costs for those in need while raising enough each year to fund the construction of two Habitat homes.
 
During our build seasons, about 2,400 volunteers make it possible for Habitat for Humanity Williamson-Maury to sell 9-10 houses to qualified, local families in need. Habitat houses are sold with a zero-percent mortgage, which the homeowners pay back over 25- to 30-year terms, providing new funds to support buying land and building more homes.
 
Becket Moore
Executive Director
 
Board Chair
Board Chair Jennifer Shepard
Company Affiliation Pinnacle Bank
Term Jan 2014 to Dec 2019
Email jennifer.shepard@PNFP.com
Board Members
NameAffiliationStatus
Chris Beck HPVoting
David Cox H3GM Law FirmVoting
Brian Delauter Nissan North AmericaVoting
Vince Dunavant CB Richard EllisVoting
Tom Feeney Bank of AmericaVoting
Matt Helton Voting
Mike Hickman Peak 10Voting
Brent Jean Capella HealthcareVoting
Mary Jones Voting
Jim Keffer HP
Ron Kirsch OHS AssociatesVoting
Bobby Krimmel First Farmers & Merchants BankVoting
Robin Langley Langley ConstructionVoting
April Marbury DiversicareVoting
Chad Martin Eco-EnergyVoting
Ronnie McCoy Morgan StanleyVoting
Walter Mullen Community VolunteerVoting
Martin Plumlee Plumlee & AssociatesVoting
Justin Reinke BridgestoneVoting
Ray Ritz Night Running LLCVoting
Jennifer Shepard Avenue BankVoting
Larry York Voting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 2
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 23
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 21
Female 4
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits 3
Board Meeting Attendance % 85%
Does the organization have written Board Selection Criteria? No
Does the organization have a written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage of Board Members making Monetary Contributions 90%
Percentage of Board Members making In-Kind Contributions 80%
Does the Board include Client Representation? No
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 6
Board CoChair
Board CoChair David Cox
Company Affiliation Bass, Berry, and Sims, PLC
Term Jan 2013 to Dec 2018
Email dcox@bassberry.com
Standing Committees
Executive
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Nominating
Building
Marketing
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Becket Moore
Term Start Jan 2013
Email bmoore@hfhwm.org
Staff
Full Time Staff 11
Part Time Staff 3
Volunteers 2252
Contractors 0
Retention Rate 80%
Plans & Policies
Does the organization have a documented Fundraising Plan? Yes
Does the organization have an approved Strategic Plan? Yes
Number of years Strategic Plan Considers 7
When was Strategic Plan adopted? Oct 2012
In case of a change in leadership, is a Management Succession plan in place? No
Does the organization have a Policies and Procedures Plan? Yes
Does the organization have a Nondiscrimination Policy? Yes
Awards
Award/RecognitionOrganizationYear
Preservation Award - New Residential Construction Under 2,500 SqFtHeritage Foundation of Franklin and Williamson County2011
Advocate of the YearNational Association of Home Builders2011
Agency of Distinction for Exemplary Support for People with DisabilitiesThe ARC of Tennessee2011
Williamson County Impact Award - Becket MooreNashville Business Journal2015
Williamson County Impact Award - Becket MooreNashville Business Journal2016
 
 
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start July 01 2016
Fiscal Year End June 30 2017
Projected Revenue $2,215,199.00
Projected Expenses $2,015,199.00
Endowment Spending Policy N/A
Detailed Financials
Revenue and ExpensesHelpFinancial data for prior years is entered by foundation staff based on the documents submitted by nonprofit organizations.Foundation staff members enter this information to assure consistency in the presentation of financial data across all organizations.
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Revenue$3,776,222$3,152,998$2,965,707
Total Expenses$3,648,009$2,935,717$2,540,188
Revenue Less Expenses$128,213$217,281$425,519
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 Year201520142013
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$633,125$631,241$1,091,992
$0$0$0
$2,906,999$2,309,653$1,667,112
Investment Income, Net of Losses$1,691$235$135
Membership Dues$0$0$0
Special Events$51,185$60,820$42,338
Revenue In-Kind$169,982$124,754$111,440
Other$13,240$26,295$52,690
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$3,244,109$2,512,081$2,169,128
Administration Expense$189,417$199,386$203,386
Fundraising Expense$214,483$224,250$140,674
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.041.071.17
Program Expense/Total Expenses89%86%85%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue31%32%12%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$9,062,430$7,328,917$7,201,461
Current Assets$7,752,209$5,878,016$5,794,734
Long-Term Liabilities$2,082,824$2,117,147$2,329,602
Current Liabilities$1,737,283$1,147,388$1,024,758
Total Net Assets$5,242,323$4,064,382$3,847,101
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities4.465.125.65
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets23%29%32%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201520142013
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountProgram Revenue $2,906,999Program Services $2,309,653Program Service Revenue $1,269,885
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, Gifts, and Grants $633,125Contributions, Gifts & Grants $631,241Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,203,432
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountNoncash Contributions $169,982Noncash Contributions $124,754Sales of Inventory (Net) $436,768
Capital Campaign
Is the organization currently conducting a Capital Campaign for an endowment or the purchase of a major asset? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? No
State Charitable Solicitations Permit
TN Charitable Solicitations Registration Yes - Expires Mar 2017
Organization Comments
 
GivingMatters.com Financial Comments
Financials taken from the 990.
Financial documents prepared by Frasier, Dean & Howard, PLLC.
Comments provided by Kathryn Bennett 4/6/16.
Nonprofit Habitat for Humanity Williamson-Maury
Address 511 West Meade Boulevard
Franklin, TN 37064 3441
Primary Phone (615) 690-8090
Contact Email info@hfhwm.org
CEO/Executive Director Becket Moore
Board Chair Jennifer Shepard
Board Chair Company Affiliation Pinnacle Bank
Year of Incorporation 1992
Former Names
Habitat for Humanity of Williamson County

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