Hilton Head Regional Habitat for Humanity
PO Box 2747
Bluffton SC 29910
Contact Information
Organization DBA (Doing Business As)
Organization DBA
Address PO Box 2747
Bluffton, SC 29910
Telephone (843) 681 5864
E-mail patwirth@habitathhi.org
Projected Annual Revenue $1,842,373.00 (2016)
Web and Social Media
The Glen Community in Process on Hilton Head
Mission Statement Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry dedicated to eliminating substandard housing and homelessness worldwide and to making adequate, affordable shelter a matter of conscience and action. Habitat invites people from all faiths and walks of life to work together in partnership, building houses with families in need.
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Patricia Carey Wirth
Board Chair Blaine Lotz
Board Chair Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1990
Financial Summary
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Statements
Mission Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry dedicated to eliminating substandard housing and homelessness worldwide and to making adequate, affordable shelter a matter of conscience and action. Habitat invites people from all faiths and walks of life to work together in partnership, building houses with families in need.
Background
Hilton Head Regional Habitat for Humanity is an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, and our primary mission is to eliminate substandard housing and homelessness in southern Beaufort County and in Jasper County--breaking the cycle of poverty that inadequate housing fosters. Since 1990, we have built almost 100 houses serving over 400 individuals in Bluffton, Ridgeland and on  Hilton Head Island. Countless others have been served through minor repair projects.  
 
Partner families go through an extensive application process. Once selected, they complete over 300 hours of sweat equity which includes 20 hours of educational classes to prepare them for successful homeownership. They will purchase their homes with a 30-year, no-interest mortgage to Habitat and their mortgage payments are used to build homes for more families.  
 
In 2002, our affiliate opened the ReStore in downtown Bluffton, and in 2016 moved to a much larger, higher visibility store on Hwy 278. The store sells new and used home improvement materials, furniture, appliances, electronics and home goods to the public at discounted prices, keeping tons of still usable items out of our local landfills. Proceeds from the ReStore benefit the mission of Hilton Head Regional Habitat for Humanity to build more homes, communities and hope for families in southern Beaufort County and Jasper County.    
Impact
In August 2016, we began construction on the100th home since our inception.  This house is being built at The Glen, just off Marshland Road on Hilton Head.  This community will be built in two phases, and the first eight of sixteen houses have been completed as of December 2016.  Two more houses are under construction.   
 
We selected nine new families into our home buyer program and assigned support partners for each.  As part of their sweat equity requirement, these families are volunteering at the jobsite and Restore and attending classes to prepare them to become successful homeowners. 
 
Infrastructure for Phase Two of The Glen will begin in 2017.  An additional 16-18 houses will be built for families in this phase.   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Needs Approximately $200,000 is needed to complete infrastructure work for Phase Two at The Glen on Hilton Head. This includes site preparation and installation of roads, water and sewer. These funds will be raised through grants, businesses and individual donations.  
 
Additional volunteers will be needed at the construction site in order to keep 3-4 houses under construction at a time. Volunteers are also needed at our new, larger ReStore in Bluffton.  
 
In order to complete construction of 17 homes in Phase Two at The Glen, we will need to raise approximately $1,360,000. Most of this will be raised through Adopt-a-House sponsorships of $70,000 and lot sponsorships of $10,000. Examples of sponsors are churches, businesses, communities, foundations and individuals.
CEO/Executive Director Statement Habitat provides low-income, working families a hand up--not a hand out. Habitat was founded to make decent affordable housing a matter of conscience and action and invites people of all backgrounds, races and religions to build houses together in partnership with families in need. We depend on local banks, skilled workers, landowners, faith-based organizations, Habitat homeowners and other people of goodwill, working in partnerships to provide the means, land and materials to build homes for carefully-screened applicants. Without them, Habitat for Humanity could not provide much-needed homes for these families in our community. Habitat is the only organization building new homes in southern Beaufort County and Jasper County for those residents who earn between 30% and 60% of median income and providing them a no-interest mortgage that makes their new home affordable for them.  
Board Chair Statement We have the good fortune of living in one of this country’s most beautiful places with relaxing beaches, expansive live oaks draped in Spanish moss and warm weather most of the year. However, not all of our neighbors are able to enjoy the beauty that the area offers. They are challenged with finding affordable housing in safe neighborhoods and stressed by unmet needs when so much of their household income must be spent on housing. They frequently find themselves paying rent to live in places where the plumbing and electric are inadequate and it’s not safe for their children to play outside. Often times, too many people are crowding into a space that’s too small with children and parents sharing tiny bedrooms. There’s no place to do homework and children are often moved from place to place, falling behind with each change in schools. Habitat for Humanity has proven to be a model that works. Qualifying families get a new start on life and their own chance at the American dream of homeownership. Children thrive in the stable environment provided by living in a home of their own. Studies have shown that grades improve and higher education is sought more often, ultimately leading to better employment and income. Families who aren’t spending more than 30% of their income on housing can pay more attention to health care and adequate transportation. And, through their mortgage payments to Habitat, they help serve additional families.
Areas of Service
Area
Beaufort County
Jasper County
Hilton Head Regional Habitat for Humanity serves southern Beaufort County and Jasper County. 
Board Chair
Board Chair Blaine Lotz
Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
Term July 2016 to June 2017
Board of Directors
NameAffiliation
Georgia Boehlke Community Volunteer
Carolyn Cherwon Community Volunteer
Jeff Cooper Bank of the Ozarks
Grant Cully Harbour Health Insurance Solutions
Gerry Kelly Community Volunteer
Chuck Lobaugh Curry Printing HHI
Blaine Lotz Community Volunteer
Michael Maloney Community Volunteer
Beverly Maloney Hilton Head Bluffton Chamber of Commerce
Justin Rice First Citizens Bank
Mayra Rivera-Vazquez Community Vo
Linda Robertson Community Volunteer
Thomas Rochon Community Volunteer
Larry Sanders Community Volunteer
Allyn Schneider Community Volunteer
Werner Sicvol Community Volunteer
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 13
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 10
Female 6
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 12
Other Boards
The tables below contain information about other groups that advise this nonprofit on operations and projects.
Executive Director
Executive Director/CEO Patricia Carey Wirth
Experience

Patricia Carey Wirth joined Hilton Head Regional Habitat for Humanity as Executive Director in 2001. A resident of the Lowcountry since 1992, before joining Habitat, Pat served as Assistant Director of Help Line, a crisis and information hotline and as Community Director for the March of Dimes in Beaufort and Jasper Counties.

Staff
Full Time Staff 9
Part Time Staff 3
Volunteers 285
Contractors 0
Plans
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Under Development
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Diversity Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
Collaborations
Hilton Head Regional Habitat for Humanity collaborates with several governmental and local nonprofits.  Some of these are:  
  • Beaufort County Human Services Alliance, Housing Coalition
  • Beaufort County School District
  • Bluffton Self Help
  • Deep Well Project
  • Town of Hilton Head
  • Local attorneys, banks, churches, realtors
  • Lowcountry Council of Governments
  • South Carolina Association of Habitat Affiliates
  • South Carolina State Housing Finance and Development Authority

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Programs
Description
Hilton Head Regional Habitat for Humanity builds decent, affordable houses for hard working low-income families in southern Beaufort and Jasper Counties.
 
Eligible applicants will live or or work in Beaufort or Jasper County, have the ability to repay a no-interest mortgage with household incomes between 30% and 60% of area median income and be willing to partner with us volunteering at the construction site, working in the ReStore and attending educational workshops.  
Short Term Success Partner families will complete over 300 hours of sweat equity by helping build their own homes and others, volunteering in our ReStore and attending classes on budgeting and finance, insurance, legal issues, home maintenance and more to prepare them for buying their new home.  
Long Term Success The long-term success is measured by families who pay their mortgages each month, eventually pay them off.  We also see the success in children of these families graduating from high school and heading off to jobs, higher education and/or the military--breaking the cycle of poverty.  
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year 2016
Projected Revenue $1,842,373.00
Projected Expenses $1,687,159.00
IRS Letter of Exemption
Detailed Financials
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$1,169,094$670,148$1,557,087
Administration Expense$240,835$210,521$213,553
Fundraising Expense$16,924$17,252$30,804
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.461.430.95
Program Expense/Total Expenses82%75%86%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue2%4%5%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$5,780,484$5,391,767$4,811,747
Current Assets$2,592,733$2,621,804$2,587,278
Long-Term Liabilities$946,833$1,008,372$1,073,107
Current Liabilities$34,733$283,974$29,074
Total Net Assets$4,798,918$4,099,421$3,709,566
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities74.659.2388.99
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets16%19%22%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201520142013
Top Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
State Charitable Solicitations Permit
Registration Yes Nov 2017
Nonprofit Hilton Head Regional Habitat for Humanity
Address PO Box 2747
Bluffton, SC 29910
Primary Phone (843) 681 5864
Contact Email patwirth@habitathhi.org
CEO/Executive Director Patricia Carey Wirth
Board Chair Blaine Lotz
Board Chair Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
Year of Incorporation 1990