Community Development : Housing and Neighborhood Development

Habitat for Humanity Greater Boston

Forming partnerships with low-income families in need

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four stars

95.47

240 Commercial Street 4th Floor
Boston, MA 02109
tel: (617) 423-2223   Web Site
EIN: 04-2994233

Board Leadership
Robert E. Kenney
Chair

CEO
Lark Jurey Palermo
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 95.47 four stars
  Financial 95.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/21/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1987, Habitat for Humanity Greater Boston is dedicated to building simple low-cost homes by forming partnerships with low-income families in need of decent and affordable housing. We believe homeownership is a vital step to help families break the cycle of poverty and contributes to pride in families and communities. Habitat for Humanity Greater Boston is an independent affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, an ecumenical Christian organization headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia and dedicated to ending poverty housing throughout the world as a matter of justice, mercy, compassion and humility.

Founded in 1987, Habitat for Humanity Greater Boston is dedicated to building simple low-cost homes by forming partnerships with low-income families in need of decent and affordable housing. We believe homeownership is a vital step to help families break the cycle of poverty and contributes to pride in families and communities. Habitat for Humanity Greater Boston is an independent affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, an ecumenical Christian organization headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia and dedicated to ending poverty housing throughout the world as a matter of justice, mercy, compassion and humility.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2017
Number of overall donors
1,281
Number of volunteers
2,425
Number of people no longer living in unaffordable, overcrowded housing as a result of the nonprofit's efforts
399
Number of financial contributions
1,900
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Financial

four stars

95.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 12/21/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
86.6%
  Administrative Expenses 5.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.90
  Program Expenses Growth 8.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 35.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Habitat for Humanity Greater Boston on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Habitat for Humanity Greater Boston on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,916,968
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $273,056
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,190,024
   Program Service Revenue $1,660,382
Total Primary Revenue $3,850,406
   Other Revenue $-21,645
TOTAL REVENUE $3,828,761
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,368,592
   Administrative Expenses $169,009
   Fundraising Expenses $329,175
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,866,776
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-38,015
   
Net Assets $6,254,911

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$164,000 4.24% Lark Palermo President, CEO

Mission

Founded in 1987, Habitat for Humanity Greater Boston is dedicated to building simple low-cost homes by forming partnerships with low-income families in need of decent and affordable housing. We believe homeownership is a vital step to help families break the cycle of poverty and contributes to pride in families and communities. Habitat for Humanity Greater Boston is an independent affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, an ecumenical Christian organization headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia and dedicated to ending poverty housing throughout the world as a matter of justice, mercy, compassion and humility.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Habitat for Humanity Greater Boston (MA) 95.47 four stars
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Habitat for Humanity of Greater Greensboro (NC) 91.55 four stars
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville (TN) 86.62 three stars
Habitat for Humanity of Wake County (NC) 94.74 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Habitat for Humanity Greater Boston
240 Commercial Street
4th Floor
Boston, MA 02109
tel: (617) 423-2223
fax: (617) 423-1044
EIN: 04-2994233

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Board Leadership

Robert E. Kenney
Chair

CEO

Lark Jurey Palermo
President, CEO