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    1. 1. Building Homes, Changing Lives One Family at a Time
    2. 2. Habitat For Humanity <ul><li>Habitat has built more than 250,000 houses around the world </li></ul><ul><li>Provided more than 1 million people in more than 3,000 communities with safe, decent, affordable shelter </li></ul>
    3. 3. Habitat for Humanity of the Lehigh Valley <ul><li>Given hope to 70 families last 19 years </li></ul><ul><li>Next 5 years – trying to help 74 more </li></ul><ul><li>This requires </li></ul><ul><ul><li>$1.5M annual budget </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>150 core volunteers, and 1000s of 1–2x / year volunteers </li></ul></ul>
    4. 4. Why is Habitat Critical? <ul><li>3,000 LV families in sub-standard housing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>endangers health and safety </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>erodes hope and self-worth </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>impairs children's ability to succeed in school </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Over-priced housing leaves little $ for necessities </li></ul>
    5. 5. The Habitat Solution <ul><li>Build houses that are: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Simple </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Decent </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Appropriate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>And most important - Affordable </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. The Habitat Solution <ul><li>YOU </li></ul><ul><li>+ </li></ul><ul><li>Partners </li></ul><ul><li>+ </li></ul><ul><li>Staff </li></ul>Chris, Yolanda, Laurie, Kurt, Angelika, Susan, Charles, Casmier, Kathy
    7. 7. Our Vision <ul><li>Every man, woman and child should have a simple, decent, affordable place to live in dignity and safety. </li></ul>
    8. 8. Our Mission <ul><li>Bring individuals, governments, local businesses, and faith-based organizations together to provide decent housing and safe growing neighborhoods. </li></ul>
    9. 9. How Are Habitat Families Selected? <ul><li>Only 6% of applicants become Habitat homeowners – selection based on: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>need </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ability to pay a mortgage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>willingness to partner </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Requirements: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>35% to 65% of area median income </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>good employment record and credit rating </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>250 hours sweat equity </li></ul></ul>
    10. 10. How Do We Insure Success? <ul><li>Families have to make a commitment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>18 - 24 months from approval to move-in </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sweat equity requirement, 250 - 500 hours </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Families mentored: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Budgeting for home ownership </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Home self-maintenance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Being a member of Habitat’s larger family </li></ul></ul>
    11. 11. What is HLV Doing Now? <ul><li>Moving from building/renovating 5-7/yr to 12-15 homes/year </li></ul><ul><li>Our First Development </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Aaron & Williams Street, south Bethlehem </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>12 acres of woodlands and wildlife preserved </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hiking trails to be added by youth groups </li></ul></ul><ul><li>40 homes in total, 12 in ‘08, 15 ’09 & ‘10 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Goal: 74 homes across Lehigh Valley over next 5 yrs. </li></ul></ul>
    12. 12. <ul><li>How can I get involved? </li></ul>
    13. 13. Volunteer <ul><li>Work on a build </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Opportunities abound: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>½ and full days </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Blitz builds and year-round opportunities </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Site lunches </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>OR </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Community / land / site development </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Family selection / mentoring </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Development / congregational relations </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Construction / volunteer </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Public relations & marketing </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Personnel & HR </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Finance </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Become part of the Habitat team </li></ul>
    14. 14. Become a Habitat Benefactor <ul><li>All funds raised locally: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>⅓ faith-based and civic organizations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>⅓ foundations and grants </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>⅓ individuals </li></ul></ul><ul><li>No governmental funds used for building </li></ul><ul><li>Local governments: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>provide assistance for land purchases </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>provide land or condemned properties </li></ul></ul>
    15. 15. Financial Model - HLV <ul><li>We build new homes for ~ $100,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Homes sold at cost ~ ½ fair market value </li></ul><ul><li>Fair-market rent for two bedroom unit </li></ul><ul><ul><li>~ $750/month </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Mortgage for three bedroom HLV home </li></ul><ul><ul><li>~ $500/month including taxes & insurance </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Mortgage aspects </li></ul><ul><ul><li>0% interest </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>held by HLV, vary from 20 to 30 years </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>payments recycled to build new homes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>zero foreclosures to date </li></ul></ul>
    16. 16. Organize a Group! <ul><li>Coordinate with your employer, faith-based organization, service club, neighborhood, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Strengthen relationships </li></ul><ul><li>Put faith/motto into action </li></ul><ul><li>Contact HLV’s group volunteer coordinator to choose a date for your group </li></ul>
    17. 17. Ultimate Goal <ul><li>Keep the need for adequate and basic shelter in the hearts and on the minds of people in such a powerful way that poverty and homelessness become socially, politically and religiously unacceptable in our nations and world. </li></ul>
    18. 18. The End <ul><li>Questions? </li></ul><ul><li>habitatlehighvalley.org </li></ul><ul><li>610-776-7737 </li></ul>