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Habitat for Humanity of the Tri-State, Inc.

Total Qualifying Score: 8
County (ARC Region): Yes
State (ARC Region): Yes
Q3. IRS Status: Nonprofit – 2
Q4. Parent Entity: No – 1
Q5. 2 or More Full-Time Employees : Yes (as of 12/31/2019)
Q7. Budget Level: $250,001 to $1.5 million – 5 (Last Fiscal Year Actual Income)
Q8. Restricted Reserves: Yes – 0
Q9. CARES Act Funding: Yes – 0
Q13. Participation by Executive: Yes


Habitat for Humanity of the Tri-State, Inc.
Huntington, Cabell County, West Virginia 25701

County (ARC Region) Cabell
State (ARC Region) West Virginia


Q1. Mission:

Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity of the Tri-State brings people together to build homes, community and hope.

Q2. How organization aligns with ARC’s Plan & Goals:

Goals #2 and #5:

For the past 10 years, Habitat for Humanity of the Tri-State (HFHTS) has worked with Cabell County Career Technology Center (WV) to provide on-site job training opportunities for high school students and adults pursuing vocational training in the trades classes (HVAC, plumbing, electrical, and carpentry).  Since September 2014, HFHTS has partnered with Collins Career Technical Center (Lawrence County, OH) for the same type of on-site job training opportunities.  Through these two partnerships, HFHTS has been able to continue to improve the quality of life in and help revitalize our communities by providing home ownership opportunities for qualifying individuals and families. These on-site opportunities have provided an educational environment where the students are allowed to apply their classroom learning at working residential construction sites.  In 2014, due much in part to our partnership with Collins Career Technical Center, HFHTS was able to construct two of our Veteran Cottages as the start of an eventual 11 house Veteran Cottage “village”.  We broke ground on September 11, 2014 and dedicated the two completed houses on November 11, 2014 (from empty lot to completed house).  Also, since November 2010, every new house constructed by HFHTS is USEPA Energy Star Certified.  The students from both vocational institutions have received training on energy efficient building techniques  and technologies that can be applied to their future vocation. 

Residing in a safe, decent, affordable and energy efficient home is as important now as it ever has been.  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, people are spending more and more time inside their homes by remote working, virtual classrooms for children and social distancing from large crowds.  Affordable housing, a home that the owner is paying at or less than 30% of their monthly income for, contributes to the economic vitality of a community by allowing families to have more disposable income to spend locally, invest in saving for the future and invest in their children’s education (college or vocational training).  Due to having a secure home environment, our homeowners are able to pursue educational opportunities and certificate training courses that allow them to secure higher paying jobs.  Many of our homeowners are able to purchase their first vehicle so they do not have to rely on public transportation to get to and from work, school, etc.

During the past 30 years of our existence, HFHTS has been able to improve the living conditions of over 300 individuals, make an investment of over $25 million in the communities we work in, grow from 6 employees in 2006 to 16 currently, begin a house construction program that specifically addresses the housing needs of formerly homeless Veterans in our community and provide on-site training opportunities to numerous high school students and adults in vocational training programs in Cabell County, WV and Lawrence County, OH. Finally, as of November 22, 2019, HFHTS operates in a service area that includes Boyd and Greenup counties in Kentucky, Lawrence and Scioto counties in Ohio, and Cabell and Wayne counties in West Virginia. As we begin to grow into our new service area, we will deepen our partnerships with the vocational schools in all 6 of the counties that comprise our geographic service area.

Q3. IRS Filing Status: 501(c)(3)   

Q4. Unit or Chapter of Larger Organization: No

Q5. Employees:

Full-Time/Part-Time Employees: 13/3 (as of 9/1/2020)

Full-Time/Part-Time Employees: 13/3 (as of 12/31/2019)

Current Year Income/Expenses: $2064700/$1915415

Q6. Fiscal Year: July-June

Q7. Budget Level

Last Fiscal Year Income/Expenses (Actual): $1005403 / $1027859

Current Year Income/Expenses (Projected): $2064700 / $1915415

Balance Sheet

Q8. Restricted Reserves (Amount): Yes ($48462)

Q9. CARES Act Funding (Amount): Yes ($276290)
Received From: US Small Business Administration (Payroll Protection Program and Emergency Disaster Injury Loan)   Date Received: May 2020
For What Purpose(s): Payroll, health insurance for currently enrolled empolyees, utilities

Q10. Negative Impacts from COVID-19:

Since March 18, 2020, HFHTS has had to cancel or postpone to a later date 5 fundraising events. Sales in our Habitat ReStore are down by 30% from the same period last year (largely due to being shutdown from March 18 to May 31). Many funders and donors are focusing on immediate COVID-19 relief and do not view affordable housing as “critical” at this time. Outside of our regular “key” volunteers and future homeowners, we are not hosting any volunteers (casual, corporate, churches, civic groups, etc.).  Our house production is significantly behind the same period last year (zero house dedications since December 2020). Expenses for cleaning/sanitizing supplies and PPE have increased 30% from the same period last year. 

Q11. Top Three Concerns:
COVID-19 and its impact on our ability to serve individuals/families in the counties we serve
Keeping all of the bills paid and staff employed without layoffs or furloughs
Having the capacity to provide our services to a geographic area of nearly 2400 square miles and a greater than 20% poverty rate

How Participation in Program Will Address Concerns:

Affordable housing is critical for our most vulnerable populations. The individuals/families we serve through our home ownership and repair programs must have an affordable housing option available to them. In spite of COVID-19, HFHTS has expanded our service area from 2 Appalachian counties in 2 states to 6 Appalachian counties in 3 states. Our desire to serve more individuals/families who need a better housing situation has never been stronger. By being accepted into a cohort of the Appalachia Nonprofit Resource Center and working with similar organizations on our area, HFHTS will be better equipped to serve more individuals/families, find additional resources to sustain and expand our operations and create the capacity to simply do more to help our communities thrive (affordable housing and vocational training opportunities).


Q12. Applying as a Proposed Cohort? No

Q13. Executive Director or CEO Will Participate in the Program? Yes

Q14. Top Two Choices for Cohort Instruction:

Course #1 Choice: 1-Long-term Financial Management

Course #2 Choice: 2-Fundraising

Q15. Desired Course Schedule for Cohort Instruction:

#1 Desired Course Schedule: 1-Fall 2020: 6-Week Course (Nov. 9, 2020 – Dec. 18, 2020)

#2 Desired Course Schedule: 2-Winter 2021 A: 5-Week Course (Jan. 25, 2021 – Feb. 28, 2021)


Name: David Michael, Executive Director/CEO

Application Approved by Organization Director or CEO? Yes, Approved by Executive Director/CEO

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