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Programs & Services 2018-05-23T14:50:22+00:00

Programs and Services Developed for Texas Affiliates

One of Habitat Texas’ four pillars of service is resource development. Habitat Texas works to provide resources for affiliates through advocacy, funding, and capacity building opportunities, taking advantage of economies of scale. With our recent staff growth and the addition of an AmeriCorps VISTA program, we are  to be able to offer more extensive services to our affiliate members.

“What a great (Leader) retreat and fantastic learning! You (Amy Ledbetter Parham) have a great team assembled that seem to allow you time to strategize and use your visionary aptitude. Habitat Texas continues to grow by leaps and bounds and I appreciate your leadership in those efforts! So looking forward to the Lone Star Summit and 2019 Leader Retreat! Thanks for all you do!”

Brenda Shuttlesworth, Waco Habitat for Humanity

“I’ve participated in many strategic planning programs, this (led by Amy Ledbetter Parham) was one of the best.”

“It was great getting to connect with other Habitat Leaders and relax too.” (About the Leader Retreat 2017)

“The leader retreats are probably the most encouraging, inspirational events I have attended with Habitat. I learned that everyone pretty much felt like they were drinking out of a fire hose at first, and occasionally since then. This is the perfect event for new leaders, or for those who have been here a while but still have questions about best practices. And after all, who among us doesn’t.”

“Great webinar [International’s Required Training for MLOs]! It worked great! We are so blessed to have you and your team.”

Habitat Texas is proud to partner with AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) for 2017-2020. This national service program lets citizens make a full-time, one year commitment to alleviating poverty through the development of sustainable programs in local nonprofits. Participants receive a small living stipend and are eligible for an education award upon completion of their service year.

Being a VISTA host site allows Habitat Texas to greatly expand its ability to serve affiliates. We are actively recruiting members to serve onsite in our office and in affiliate offices across TX to assist with Veteran’s engagement, disaster services, communications, resource development, data analysis, and social media development.

As we implement the AmeriCorps VISTA program, we will continually reach out to affiliates to learn more about needed support services. If you want to host an AmeriCorps VISTA member at your affiliate, ask us how to become involved.

Email Andrea Earl, our Community Outreach Officer, at andrea@habitattexas.org for more information.

Let’s face it you just want to build.

There are civil and federal criminal penalties associated with mortgage loan compliance, let Habitat Texas take care of that for you. Michele Burns comes to Habitat for Humanity Texas holding 35 years of experience from a Habitat affiliate and the banking industry.

Please do not hesitate to give her a call about your questions or concerns. O:512.523.5725; C:432.978.9060

Services:

  • Process TDHCA Bootstrap Loan- Processed in accordance with TDHCA Bootstrap Loan requirements
  • Loan Origination Fee- Includes loan origination for first and silent liens
  • In house Affiliate Training- Provides training on family services, family selection, bookkeeping, Quickbooks, and Mortgage Loan Servicing
  • Applicant Intake Screening & Financial Analysis- This includes a financial review of the homeowner application and includes  costs to run a tri-merge credit report.
  • Prepare Draw Request for Federal Home Loan Bank- AHP or HELP programs

Email Michele Burns, our Consumer Finance Officer, at michele@habitattexas.org for more information on her services.

As a Habitat for Humanity affiliate, you know donations don’t always cover expenses, so we rely on grants.
Have you found a great funding opportunity but don’t have the time or staff support to complete the requirements of the grant application? Habitat Texas now offers grant writing services to help you to obtain new and diverse funding opportunities.

Whether you just don’t have the time, the experience, or capacity Habitat Texas can help.
We fill in your resource gaps and write compelling grants quickly.
Working collaboratively we can write the entire request, including budgets, or let us work on certain sections, like improving your narrative.

Services include:

  • Assistance with Letters of Intent
  • Budget planning
  • Proposal planning and development
  • Assistance with needs assessments
  • Program model development
  • Creation of management plans
  • Evaluation design
  • Completion of required grant submission forms
  • Review of your draft narrative, specific sections, or the entire proposal

We embrace the team approach and will work collaboratively with you to develop a program model that meets the strategic goals of your affiliate and aligns with prospective funders’ priorities.

Email us at info@habitattexas.org to get started on your grant opportunity today.

Hitting a crossroad between where you are and where you want to be?
Every organization must plan for the future and we can help! Strategic planning helps create a map to meet your short and long-term goals, ensuring focus on the right priorities that support your mission and unify your team.

Habitat Texas comes to you and leads a strategic planning session for your board or staff focusing on best practices and outlining achievable 1-5 year goals.

From the session, your affiliate will be able to:

  • Convey the history and mission of Habitat
  • Create your elevator pitch
  • Identify areas of strength
  • Identify areas for growth
  • Outline future goals for the next 5 years
  • Start your action plan to achieve your 5-year goals

If you are interested in having Habitat Texas lead a Strategic Planning meeting for your affiliate, email us at info@habitattexas.org.

Web design is more than creating an attractive website, so let us help!

Habitat Texas considers user experience from potential homeowners and funders to volunteers, ease of use, and technical details when developing an affiliate’s website.  Whether you’re in a need of a simple WordPress website to get your affiliate online, or the addition of more complicated e-forms and surveys, our web team will help bring your vision to life.

Our services help you to create a professional WordPress website and arm you with the tools to maintain it and customize content.

Website design services can include: 

  • Creation of domain and domain management account
  • WordPress installation
  • Template and necessary plug ins
  • Assistance with website content development
  • A tutorial on website updates and one year of support

Email us at info@habitattexas.org to start revamping your website today.

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