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the power of partnerships

annual report FY2016-2017


from our CEO

your partnership contributes to the mission Thank you for believing in community and standing with Habitat for Humanity Tucson this year. With your partnership, we are breaking the bonds of poverty in Tucson by multiplying our impact. Partnership with you will continue to be our call to action because we see first-hand how your service, your advocacy and your generosity has a positive ripple effect in our communities. When volunteers and community partners come together to build affordable homes, hardworking families gain access to safe and stable homeownership. This impact amplifies with every generation as Habitat children’s futures improve and parents reinvest in their communities. But our partnership with you extends further

than building affordable housing. Together, we are taking action to repair the homes of local veterans and senior citizens who are struggling to maintain the upkeep of their aging homes. Ensuring their safety and comfort is dear to my heart as I know it is to yours (and so relevant to our Tucson community). This year, you helped partner with 144 individuals and 4,500 volunteers to provide homeownership, home repair and neighborhood improvement opportunities. I know the year ahead with you will be an inspiring one, as together we build more affordable homes, bridge and form more partnerships and serve our community in new, bold and innovative ways.

Together, we have seen that when people have a decent place to call home it changes everything else.

every partnership makes a difference I am excited to watch these changes unfold with you in 2018 and see what we will build together in the future.

In partnership,

T. VanHook

T. VanHook, CEO Habitat for Humanity Tucson

community impact numbers FY2016-2017


individuals in Tucson benefited from the kindness of Habitat Tucson supporters, volunteers — and you.


families, including 28 children, moved into new, safe and stable homes.


home repair projects improved the quality of life for seniors, veterans, families and individuals.


volunteers helped build and repair homes in and around the greater Tucson community.


hours were donated to support Habitat Tucson’s mission to build a more just and compassionate world.


sweat equity hours were completed by homebuyers.


individual donors supported home building and repair efforts in our community.


paid in property taxes by Habitat Tucson homeowners.

gaining insights

through collaboration

Photograph courtesy of Š 2017 ABOR, UAHS BioCommunications, Kris Hanning.

students move the needle in tackling poverty This past year, students led by assistant professor Brian Mayer at the University of Arizona presented findings that show that more than half of low-income respondents who qualify for benefits don’t access them. Students also discovered that housing overburden (spending more than 30% of income on housing) stayed significantly high. These types of findings are critical to refining Habitat Tucson’s outreach strategy and identifying more individuals in the community that could benefit from our mission. The Tucson Poverty Field Workshop was developed in 2014 to help local governments and nonprofit organizations gain deeper insights into causes and consequences of poverty in Tucson. The workshop is an ongoing research collaboration between the University of Arizona, community residents and local nonprofits, including the Community Food Bank and Habitat for Humanity Tucson. As director of the workshop, Mayer guides undergraduate students through a semester-long effort to collect data from low-income households.

Because of your partnership, Habitat Tucson was recognized as an “Affiliate of Distinction.� The Affiliate of Distinction program honors those Habitat affiliates that meet or exceed best-practice standards.

Philanthropic Gifts FY16-17

$1.8 million

in donations from individual donors, community groups, foundations and corporations.

$1.8 million

in in-kind gifts that include construction materials and items donated to the HabiStore.

For our complete financials, visit us online at

People in our community and all over the world partner with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place to call home.

What will you build?

you’re partnering with families to make dreams come true Yvonne Falzone, who works as a legal processing clerk for the Pima County Attorney’s Office, had recently been granted the adoption of the two young children she had been fostering when she began building her future Habitat home. Before receiving their keys, Yvonne, her older daughter Amanda, and both little Jacob and Abrianna were living in a cramped twobedroom apartment in an unsafe neighborhood. But thanks to a partnership with a community of Women Build donors like Lowe’s, as well as volunteers, the Falzone family is making lasting memories in their safe and stable, forever home.

“Home means a solid foundation for our family.” Women Build helps women gain confidence and skills to take a proactive step in serving their communities. These skills empower women to be independent and successful homeowners, particularly those who are single heads-of-households like Yvonne. Female crew leaders help lead construction at the build site, as well as assist in fundraising for the home. This is done through the labor and love of women volunteers in our community. Yvonne’s home is the 16th Women Build Home in Tucson.

neighborhood partnerships build community.

you’re building community partnerships block by block Habitat for Humanity Tucson offers expertise in partnerships and affordable housing. Partnering with residents and other organizations helps ensure that Habitat’s work — from home rehabs to community gardens, from new houses to financial literacy classes — contributes to the fabric of neighborhoods and makes them an inviting place to call home. We can’t do this work alone. We must collaborate with partners who share a common vision, goals and values for the neighborhood and who bring their own areas of expertise to the process, with each organization doing its part to help revitalize the neighborhood. You are making a difference in Tucson neighborhoods - one coat of paint at a time.

you’re helping address a critical need The Aging In Place program has a wait list of over 100 applicants in need of home repairs. Since Habitat Tucson started offering home repair, the critical need in the community has become evident with a large number of seniors struggling to afford decent housing. Habitat Tucson’s Aging In Place program services include home modifications meant to make spaces more accessible and safer for our older population. Aging In Place is just one of our many programs that restore dignity and hope to our community and ensures our neighbors live in safe, decent homes.

partnership with veterans Through this initiative, you help provide volunteer, homeownership and home repair opportunities to U.S. veterans, military service members and their families. Safe, decent, affordable housing is the centerpiece of Veterans Build. In Southern Arizona, we are expanding programs to maintain and preserve homes and make them more accessible, energy-efficient and affordable.

notable successes and celebrations:


new, safe, decent and affordable home built and purchased by a U.S. veteran.


veteran home repair projects.


neighborhood partnership projects.

Mayor Rothschild welcoming home U.S. Navy veteran Victor Gonzales, the 2017 Veteran Build homebuyer.


veteran-serving organizations we are currently partnering with or reaching out to. These organizations allow us to better meet the needs of veterans through our holistic approaches.

serving those

who served Thomas Hoyer, 66, served a total of seven years in the U.S. Air Force and Army. Although disabled and a senior citizen, Mr. Hoyer has fixed and maintained the house on his own for many years. However, he was recently in an accident that left him hospitalized. During this time, volunteers from Serenity Baptist Church and local contractors from the Home Depot Veterans Home Repair program came out to make his home safe and more accessible. While there, the volunteers worked on major repairs like a new accessible bathroom and shower. Previously, Mr. Hoyer had built an outdoor shower himself and has been using it even in the winter for years. The group of volunteers also replaced worn out plywood from the decking and installed guardrails all around the house. Veterans Build projects are made possible thanks to generous volunteer hours, donations from the community and major sponsorship from The Home Depot Foundation.

“This house is my refuge from the rest of the world. I like living here.�

double the impact of items saved from the landfill

saving more items from the landfill locally Serving as a community recycling hub and innovative store, the HabiStore helps people keep working, useable household items out of landfills and into the hands of people who need them. This year, thanks to generous donations from individuals and community businesses, the HabiStore diverted almost 600 tons of building materials, appliances, furniture and home accessories. Habitat Tucson’s dedication to being and building green is applied to the daily operations of the store as well as utilizing solar photovoltaic systems and high-efficiency lighting.

The HabiStore saved over 598 tons from the landfill this year, more than doubling our annual amount recycled. Sales generated by the HabiStore directly support the building and repairing of homes in our Tucson community. When you shop, donate and volunteer at the HabiStore, you’re doing more than helping build homes, community and hope, you’re contributing to building a more sustainable world.

global village builds partnerships around the world Your support of Habitat Tucson not only changes the lives of local families but also makes an impact globally through the Global Impact fund. Your gifts have supported building projects in Mexico, Bangladesh, Uganda and Haiti.

Five Habitat Tucson staff members and volunteers joined six other volunteers from around the country to help build decent homes in an indigenous community outside of San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas.

To date, you’ve helped partner with 378 families internationally.

Jan Hoffman, a Habitat Tucson volunteer, said this once-in-alifetime experience grounded her.

After partnering with Habitat Mexico for 35 years, Habitat Tucson staff and volunteers got the chance to take the first Global Village Trip to Chiapas, Mexico.

“It made me realize that we all have the same desires to have a roof over our head and to live our lives to the fullest. No matter who we are or where we live.” everyone deserves a decent place to live

because you believe

everyone deserves a decent place to live.

americorps year of service impacts more families AmeriCorps members like Jasmin help strengthen communities through a year of service. AmeriCorps engages people in public service work in order to meet critical needs in the community. Families are able to achieve strength, stability and independence through shelter with the help of Habitat AmeriCorps program members. Jasmin worked with the volunteer resources program department at Habitat for Humanity Tucson. She partnered with families at the build site and assisted the A Brush With Kindness program. She said her favorite experience was working side-by-side with families. AmeriCorps changes lives and communities. Habitat for Humanity Tucson is proud to be part of this national service program.

individual partnerships Donna McKinnis was living in Atlanta in 1983, the year the local Atlanta Habitat for Humanity affiliate was established. “They televised the first build. It was all over the news and afterward, you could really see the difference it made in the neighborhood,” says Donna. It left such an impression on Donna that she knew with confidence that Habitat was an organization she wanted to support. But it wasn’t until she moved to Tucson, that our local affiliate called to invite her to a build. “I went to Women Build and I knew I wanted to get involved. The word empowerment perfectly describes that build. I felt smart, talented, capable.” Now, Donna is celebrating her 7th year volunteering for Habitat Tucson. But you won’t just find her on the build site. Donna will do whatever is needed. She’s a donor, a volunteer, a committee member and a hope builder. Donna co-chairs the faith committee and is a member of the philanthropy committee. She’ll make phone calls and advocate for Habitat in her own community. “The more I’m involved, the more I believe in the mission. Habitat is unlike any other non-profit I’ve ever volunteered for.”

“everyone can do something to make a difference. It’s not magic but it feels magical.”

On the day before her first day of school, Delilah walked through the doors of Habitat Tucson’s office and proudly handed over a check of just over $150. The young donor had been counting loose change with her family a few nights prior and announced to her parents that instead of keeping the pile of quarters, she wanted to buy another child a home. “I am so proud,” said her father. He explained that his daughter didn’t like the thought that some children and families in Tucson don’t have homes. At just six-years-old, Delilah recognized a very real need in her community – that people in Southern Arizona go without a safe and stable place to call home every single day. She, like you, felt a need to make an impact in the lives of others.

every gift

makes an impact

everyone can help build a better, more kind world.

We believe that everyone deserves a decent place to live and everyone can do something today to help make that possible. Through home building and repair efforts, we are making decent shelter a matter of public consciousness. Supporters like Delilah and you, are the driving force that allows us to continue our shared efforts to build strength, stability, self-reliance and shelter.

“I want my daughter to have opportunities that I never had. Thank you.�

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Businesses & Congregations 3M Foundation

Canyon Ranch


Cardinals Charities


Carlson Systems

Affinity Wealth Management

Carmichael Financial, LLC

Alexander Carrillo Consulting LLC

Caruso Parking

Alive in Christ Lutheran Church

Casas Adobes Congregational Church

Amadeus Revenue Integrity Inc.

Catalina High School Foundation

Amazon Smile Program

Catalina Mechanical

American Family Insurance

Catalina Rotary Foundation

American Institute of Architects

Catalina United Methodist Church

American Veterans of WW II Post #0770

CDG Architects, Ltd.

With your continued support, we are able to partner with even more families to build or improve a place to call home.

Arcadia Landscape

Centra Realty, LLC

Arizona Center for Integrated Medicine

Central Indiana Community Foundation

Atlantis Realty & Development

CFC Overseas

Ballard Truss

Chapman Automotive

YOU helped make all of this possible.

Bank of America

Chili’s Grill and Bar

Bank of the West

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

Bank of Tucson

City of Tucson

Banker Insulation Services

Civano Nursery


CNA Charitable Contributions

BBVA Compass

Coffee Times

Benevity Community Impact Fund

Columbus Foundation

Bess Spiva Timmons Foundation

Community Church at SaddleBrooke

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona

The Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona

The Boeing Company

Community Foundation for Southern Arizona

Busby, Bell & Biggs

Community Foundation Of Collier County

Cantera Real Estate, LLC

Connie Hillman Family Foundation

Recognized here are businesses and organizations that have invested in the future of community through monetary and in-kind donations to Habitat for Humanity Tucson. We’d also like to acknowledge our sustaining donors as well as those who have pledged support of Habitat Tucson in their will.

Together, we are building strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter.

Cox Communications

FHR Cares, Inc.

Jewish Community Foundation of

Crest Insurance Group LLC


Southern Arizona

Crosspoint Lutheran Church

Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold

Jewish Federation of Southern

CSL Plasma Inc.



Davis Selected Advisors

Fry’s Food Stores

John & Helen Murphey Foundation

The Desert Leaf

The GE Foundation

Keegan, Linscott & Kenon, PC

Desert Skies United Methodist


Kendra Scott


GeoInnovation, LLC


Donate Well

George Mason Green and Lois C. Green


Door Sales and Installation


L & L Manufactured Components


Goldsmith Real Estate

Laboratory Corporation of

Dorothy Harmsen and Bill

Google Advertising


Harmsen, Sr. Charitable

The Gordon Foundation

Larry H. Miller


Grace Surrounds Us

Larson Manufacturing

DOW Chemical

Gulf Coast Community Foundation

LeCroy & Milligan Assoc., Inc.

DR Realty

H&R Block

Leidos Inc.

Eaton Charitable Fund

Habitat for Humanity International

Lloyd Construction Company Inc.

Eaton Wiring Devices

Hallmark Business Consultants

The Loft Cinema

Eddy Foundation

Hamstra Heating & Cooling Inc.


Holderness Supplies

Elizabeth Read Taylor

The Home Depot Foundation


The Home Depot USA

Elks Auxiliary of Green Valley

Hunter Douglas

En Fuego Construction

Illegal Pete’s

Eugene C. and Wiletta F. Denton


Family Foundation

International Brotherhood of Electrical

Lohse Foundation

The Evo and Ora DeConcini and

Workers 570

Long Realty Cares Foundation

Thu Family Foundation

Jade Tree Foundation

Long Realty Company

Faith Lutheran Church

The JASAM Foundation of Arizona

Lord of Grace Lutheran Church

Family Housing Resources and

vision: A world where everyone has a decent place to live.


Businesses & Congregations (con’t) Lutheran Church Of The

Pima Canyon Realty LLC

St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church


Pioneer Sand Company, Inc.

St. Mark’s United Methodist Church

MAC Realty

Plum Windows and Doors

St. Philip’s In The Hills Episcopal Church

Margaret Mellon Hitchcock


St. Pius X Catholic Church


Radiology, Ltd.

Stonewall Foundation


Randall Realty & Insurance

Sunstate Equipment

Merodias-Montenegro Realty

Raskob Kambourian Financial

TCI Wealth Advisors

Microsoft (Tech Soup)


Technicians For Sustainability

Montero Drywall

Raytheon Systems Company

Terry Bishop Realty

Morgan Stanley

Realpros Real Estate, LLC

Thrivent Financial

Mountain Shadows Presbyterian

Re-Bath of Tucson

Thrivent Financial Saguaro Chapter


Red Magnet Design LLC

Trees for Tucson

Mt. Zion Lutheran Church

Rolling Dead Chapter of the Iron


Mulcahy Foundation

Order Motorcycle Club

Tucson Council for International Visitors

Mutual of Omaha Bank

Rotaract Club of Tucson

Tucson Electric Power

National Bank of Arizona

Rotary Club of Tucson

Tucson Electrical Joint Apprenticeship &


Sanctuary United Methodist Church

Training Program

Nationwide Foundation

Santa Cruz Lutheran Church

Tucson Medical Center

Network For Good

Schneider Electric

Tucson Plumbing and Bath

Northern Trust


Tucson REALTORS Charitable Foundation

Novak Advantage Real Estate

Simpson Strong-Tie, Inc.

Tucson Realty Consulting Firm

OneAZ Credit Union

Southern Arizona Endodontics, PC

Tucson Roof Stockers


Southern Arizona Land Trust

Tucson Winsupply

Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church

Southside Presbyterian Church

U.S. Bank Foundation

Outlet Electrical Supply Inc.

Southwest Gas Corporation

Underhill Financial Advisors, LLC

Phoenix Suns Charities

St. Alban’s Episcopal Church

Union Pacific Foundation

Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson United Way - Valley of the Sun United Way of Tucson & Southern AZ Universal Wallboard Corporation US Local 469 Plumbers Union Valspar Vantage West Credit Union VFW Auxilliary Post 6271 Walmart Foundation Washington Federal Wells Fargo Foundation - Community Support Campaign Wells Fargo Housing Foundation WestLand Resources Inc. Whirlpool Women’s Council of Realtors Women’s Foundation of Southern Arizona Wood’s Plumbing Enterprises YouthBridge Community Foundation * We have made every effort to ensure the accuracy of this list. If we have made an error, please accept our apology and let us know.

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