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New York BBB Wise Giving Report for
Habitat NYC

A BBB Accredited charity


Expiration Date:
Habitat NYC
111 John Street
23rd Floor
New York, NY 10038
Year, State Incorporated:
1986, New York
Stated Purpose:
" Habitat for Humanity New York City transforms lives by building quality homes with families in need and by uniting all New Yorkers around the cause of affordable and stable homeownership "

Evaluation Conclusions

Habitat For Humanity - New York City meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.


Habitat for Humanity New York City (Habitat-NYC), builds affordable homes for low-income families in the five boroughs of New York City. Homes are built with the “sweat equity” of the family partner homeowners who work side-by-side with volunteers. Professional contractors build the exterior shells to code, and the volunteers do the interior construction. In addition to building homes, Habitat-NYC is a leading advocate for affordable housing. Habitat-NYC’s goal is to ensure that every New Yorker has a decent, affordable home by creating a social movement to end the housing crisis plaguing New York City and by calling on elected officials to make affordable housing a priority.


Chief Executive Officer:
Mr. Alex Havriliak , Acting Chief Executive Officer
Chair of the Board:
Ms. Christine A. McGuinness
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation:
Partner, Schiff Hardin LLP.
Board Size:
Paid Staff Size:

*Compensation includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts, and other allowances.

Fund Raising

Method(s) Used:

Direct mail appeals, invitations to fund raising events, grant proposals, Newsletters
Fund raising costs were 22.7% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $6,259,534, are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)

Tax Status

This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.


The following information is based on Habitat For Humanity New York City's Audited Financial Statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012.

Source of Funds  



Government subsidies


Proceeds from sales to qualified purchasers


Special Events


Mortgage discount amortization


Developer's fee


Investment return


Other income-net


Total Income


Program Expenses  

Cost of housing units sold


Other Program Expenses

Total Program Expenses:
Fund Raising Expenses
Administrative Expenses

Total expenses

Income in Excess of Expenses




Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 79%  Fund Raising: 13%  Administrative 8% 
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Beginning net assets $17,756,379
Ending net assets 20,940,423
Total liabilities 18,299,733

Total assets



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