Who We Are

Our Mission

At Habitat for Humanity of Monroe County we build strength, stability, self-reliance and shelter--the only thing we give away is an opportunity. Our mission is to eliminate poverty housing by building decent, affordable homes in partnership with qualifying families.

Our work in Monroe County has a special urgency as 1 in 5 people live in poverty. Monroe County is the least affordable place to live in the state of Indiana—an employee earning minimum wage must work 94 hours per week every week of the year to afford a two-bedroom apartment.

All who qualify for the Habitat program do so based on the same three criteria: need for housing, ability to pay, willingness to partner. Each adult member living in a Habitat home must put in 250 hours of volunteering, called sweat equity, prior to closing on their house.

Through volunteer labor and tax-deductible donations of money and materials, our houses are sold to future homeowners at no profit and financed with affordable loans. As our partner families pay back their interest-free mortgage, we are able to offer future families an opportunity for home ownership making an impact for additional families.

History

Habitat for Humanity of Monroe County was founded in 1988 and operated entirely by volunteers until 1997. Currently, our affiliate has more than 10 full-time staff and has housed nearly 700 people--including almost 400 children. Currently, we are building an average of 12 homes each year and have about 21 families in our program. Through the work of thousands of volunteers and community partners, Habitat for Humanity of Monroe County has built nearly 200 homes.

Construction for the our first neighborhood, Cedar Chase, began in 2008 on Bloomington’s southwest side and is home to more than 30 families. The second neighborhood project off the B-Line trail, Trail View, began in 2014.
Founded in 1976 by Millard and Linda Fuller, Habitat for Humanity is a global nonprofit housing organization working in local communities across all 50 states in the U.S. and in approximately 70 countries. Habitat’s vision is of a world where everyone has a decent place to live.

Habitat invites people from all faiths and walks of life to work together in partnership, building houses with families in need.

Habitat for Humanity of Monroe County is an equal opportunity housing provider and adheres to Habitat for Humanity International’s non-proselytizing policy.

The only thing Habitat gives away is an opportunity.

Leadership

Wendi Goodlett
President and Chief Executive Officer
812.331.4069
goodlett@monroecountyhabitat.org

Rebecca Mankowski
Poverty Elimination Director
812.331.4069
mankowski@monroecountyhabitat.org

Colleen McKenna
Development Director
812.331.4069
mckenna@monroecountyhabitat.org

 

Theresa Lehman
Marketing and Communications Director
812.331.4069
lehman@monroecountyhabitat.org

Glenn Ball
Controller
812.331.4069
ball@monroecountyhabitat.org

Meagan Mabrey
ReStore Manager
812.331.2660
mabrey@monroecountyhabitat.org

Board of Directors

Jason Urbanski
Chair
Cook Medical

Meredith Rogers
Vice Chair
Self-Employed

Noah Stoffman
Treasurer
IU Kelley School of Business

Karen Adams
Secretary
IU Office of the President

Jesica Sonneborn
Member
Southern Wine and Spirits

Christy Langley
Member
Hoosier Energy, REC

Loren Wood
Member
Loren Wood Builders

 

Ryan Hawkins
Member
Catalent Biologics – Bloomington\

Scott Smart
Member
IU Kelley School of Business

Mark Bauman
Member
IU School of Medicine

Theresa Thompson
Member
Retired, Indiana University

Daniel Conkle
Member
IU Maurer School of Law

Tim Roberts
Member
Craft Construction

Brian Thompson
Member
FC Tucker/Bloomington, REALTORS

Catherine Laughlin
Member
IU School of Public Health

Employment

Habitat for Humanity of Monroe County is committed to being an equal opportunity employer. Our organization’s policy is to offer equal opportunity to all qualified employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, veteran status, disability or other category protected by law. This policy is applicable to recruitment, hiring, rates of pay, job assignments, promotion, training, discipline and all other terms and conditions of employment.

 

We currently have no open positions. To volunteer with us, please visit our volunteer page.

Financials

Annual Reports

Habitat builds houses—but we also build a better community right here in Monroe County. Learn more about how we manage our resources, our success and our growth by viewing our annual reports.

Annual Report 2017-2018
Annual Report 2016-2017
Annual Report 2015-2016
Annual Report 2014-2015
Annual Report 2013-2014
Annual Report 2012-2013
Annual Report 2011-2012
Annual Report 2010-2011
Annual Report 2009-2010

Audited Financials

View the independent auditor’s reports of Habitat for Humanity of Monroe County’s financial position.

Audited Financials 2018
Audited Financials 2017
Audited Financials 2016
Audited Financials 2015
Audited Financials 2014
Audited Financials 2013
Audited Financials 2012
Audited Financials 2011
Audited Financials 2010

Form 990

View Habitat for Humanity of Monroe County’s annual report to the IRS.

IRS 990 2017-2018
IRS 990 2016-2017
IRS 990 2015-2016
IRS 990 2014-2015
IRS 990 2013-2014
IRS 990 2012-2013
IRS 990 2011-2012
IRS 990 2010-2011
IRS 990 2009-2010

Donor Bill of Rights

The Donor Bill of Rights was created by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP), the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), and the Giving Institute: Leading Consultants to Nonprofits. It has been endorsed by numerous organizations.

Doing Business With Habitat

PROCUREMENT

Thank you for your interest in working with Habitat for Humanity of Monroe County. Requirements of working with Habitat for Humanity of Monroe County can be found by accessing our Procurement Procedures and Standards Policy.

All purchases exceeding $150,000 are procured through formally advertised Invitations for Bids (IFBs) and Request for Proposals (RFPs). Open RFPs are advertised in the Public Notice section of the Herald Times classifieds.

Habitat for Humanity of Monroe County actively reaches out to Minority Business Enterprises and Women Business Enterprises to fulfill our policy of promoting opportunities for such businesses.

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