Truman Heritage Habitat for Humanity
505 N Dodgion Street
Independence MO 64050
Johnson Family House Dedication
Web and Phone Contact
Telephone (816) 461-6551 225
Fax 816- 461-7039
Mission Statement
Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.
CEO/Executive Director Mrs. Christina Leakey
Board Chair Mr. Steven Shockey
Board Chair Company Affiliation Evans EVCO
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1989
Volunteer Opportunities
Ways to donate, support, or volunteer

 There are many meaningful ways to donate to Truman Heritage Habitat for Humanity:

  • Cash and check donations can be made in our temporary administrative office location at 300 N. Osage, Independence, MO 64050.
  • Credit Card donations can be made conveniently online at
  • General Donations or contact the office at (816) 461-6551.
  • Gift-in-Kind of home improvement items can be made to one of the two Truman Habitat Restores by scheduling a pick-up online at or call (816) 886-7374. You may also drop off donations at: Independence ReStore: 505 N. Dodgion, Independence, MO or Blue Springs ReStore: 1219 NW 7 Hwy, Blue Springs, MO. Please call the office at (816) 461-6551 to donate stock, real estate or to discuss a planned gift. Ask for Carla Simpson, Development Director or email at Donations of time (Volunteer) - please contact Lindsay Browne at or (816) 461-6551.


Financial Summary
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Mission Statement Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.
Background Statement
Established in 1989, THHFH is as an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a nonprofit Christian housing ministry that helps low-income families around the world break the cycle of housing poverty. Since 2008, THHFH has served as the only Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO) for the City of Independence, Missouri. We work closely with city governments in communities we serve, helping with neighborhood revitalization, and economic growth and development within those communities while providing affordable housing to low-and-moderate income families whose incomes fall within 25 to 60 percent of the Area Median Income. Partner families are required to attend homeownership classes, financial and budgeting classes and other classes educating them on how to establish and maintain good credit.
In 2013, THHFH adopted its model to achieve the designation of “Neighborhood Revitalization” affiliate by Habitat for Humanity International. This demonstrates a commitment to partnering with community agencies to bring needed resources and strategic investments to transform blighted neighborhoods and serve more families. All four components of this model are now standard: building new construction homes; rehabbing vacant or abandoned home; minor and critical home repairs; and weatherization.
THHFH also opened its first ReStore in 2012, supplying homeowners with affordable building materials and home furnishings. With its success, a second store was opened two years later. In 2015, THHFH expanded financial literacy services, implementing the Home Ownership Preparation and Education (HOPE) program to providing financial coaching and homeownership education along with life skills and nutrition programs. Today, THHFH’s core programs include: construction of affordable housing, home repairs and weatherization project (Home Preservation Program), financial literacy and education (Home Ownership Preparation and Education), construction workforce development, and ReStore operations. THHFH recently embarked on an aggressive capital campaign to renovate the Hiram Young School Building as our new Homeownership and Community Center, allowing us to deliver programs (e.g. HOPE) on-site, enhance construction workforce development, re-locate and centralize THHFH administrative offices, and allow for expanded program offerings including a nutrition center, life skills training, and community-wide events. This school building will also be used as a disaster relief center training center and back-up operations for emergency preparedness and volunteer training.
Impact Statement
In 2018, Truman Heritage Habitat for Humanity (THHFH) completed 25 housing projects, including two rehab construction projects, nine home repairs and 14 weatherization projects. One of our most significant accomplishments has been in the expansion of our Home Ownership Preparation and Education or “HOPE” Program. Over 200 families have been served through this program and 21 families, have become homeowners. Additionally, our program counselor is currently working towards obtaining certification through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), enabling THHFH to apply for designation as the only HUD approved Housing Counseling Agency serving eastern Jackson County. We have significantly expanded our weatherization program, tripling the number of individuals served, and enhanced partnerships with Spire and Independence Power and Light that have resulted in both partners doubling the amount of matching funds awarded to THHFH. We made significant progress on our capital campaign, raising over 60% of our total campaign goal, to complete the renovation of the historic Hiram Young School Building in Independence, Missouri to become the new Homeownership and Community Center and location of our administrative offices. We have developed new partnerships with Kansas City Youth Build and the Independence School District’s (ISD) Construction Academy program to deliver construction workforce development education and hands-on training.
Our top goal for the current year is to increase housing production. Subsequent goals to support this include: (1) Host 2nd Annual “Over the Edge” extreme event raising an additional $100,000 in revenue (up from $40,000 in the previous year); and (2) Increase staffing including a full construction team.
Needs Statement
Our most pressing need is maintaining a construction team that is operating at full capacity to complete housing projects, including new construction, substantial rehabs and home repairs. At any given point in time, there are 150 people on a waiting list seeking safe, decent, and affordable housing. Currently, our team includes just three full-time equivalent employees dedicated to managing all these housing projects, one of which is responsible for all on-site job management and the administrative burden required. This limits our production and restricts our ability to grow in other areas, including construction workforce development. Other significant needs include:
  • Funding for construction as THHFH is committed to building/rehabbing six new homes in 2019.
  • Gifts-in-kind and cash donations for materials and labor to complete the historic Hiram Young School Building renovation.
  • Donations of construction tools, vehicles and equipment to assist with the additional projects through our workforce development program.
  • Quality new and gently used donations of home improvement items to the two Truman Habitat ReStores in Independence, MO and Blue Springs, MO.
  • Volunteers to support construction projects, provide administrative support, and serve on committees and in other capacities.
Service Categories
Housing Development, Construction & Management
Financial Counseling
Student Services
Areas of Service
MO - Jackson County
Geographic Area Served Narrative

Blue Springs, Buckner, Grain Valley, Grandview, Greenwood, Independence, Kansas City (east of I-435), Lee’s Summit, Oak Grove, Raytown, Sugar Creek

CEO/Executive Director/Board Chair Statement
THHFH has grown significantly in the past six years primarily with the implement of the Neighborhood Revitalization model and all four key components of this model along with the expansion of our HOPE Program to ultimately serve more families across Eastern Jackson County. With 150 individuals on our waiting list alone, we have created an aggressive goal to service 500 families in our community over the next five years to ultimately have a greater impact through affordable housing. The most pressing challenge we face in achieving this goal is limited staff capacity, namely in our construction team and the need for critical resources including equipment, construction vehicles and tools.
To address this challenge, THHFH kicked off our vision campaign building on the following key foundations: Renovate the historic Hiram Young School Building; Increase construction services to include more tools, staff, and equipment; Create an opportunity fund to have cash flow readily available to rehab vacant home; Increase the annual fund to support capacity growth and financial literacy education and establish an endowment fund for ensured future sustainability; Expand and enhance collaboration amongst community partners; Leverage Habitat's gift-in-kind program; and Promote the Habitat name brand through key marketing efforts to support our mission.
Description THHFH’s vision is to ensure that every person has a decent place to live. We do this by building and rehabbing homes for potential Habitat homeowners who work along-side volunteers to build their home and then pay an affordable zero-percent interest mortgage that will provide safety and security to the families. Mortgage payments to THHFH home buyers are generally less than $500 per month and include principal, taxes, and insurance. Mortgage proceeds are recycled back into THHFH to support our mission.
Program Budget $610,000.00
Category Housing, General/Other Housing Development, Construction & Management
Population Served Families
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Program Frequently Assessed Yes
Short-Term Success The building and revitalization of homes in the community provides families with strength, stability, and independence needed to build a better life for themselves and their families. Additionally, it is a direct investment in the revitalization of the community. Short-term success (after 12 months) is measured by the completion of home projects for low-income families and medium-term success (after 18 months and beyond) is measured by the homeowner’s ability to stay current on their mortgage payment.
Long-Term Success Addressing the root causes of poverty and poverty housing is proven to break the cycle. Long-term success of homeownership covers the lifetime of not only homeowners, but their children and grandchildren. Our affordable housing program is designed to do just that through safe shelter with a zero percent interest mortgage that provides significant savings, allowing for increased access to higher education and improved health of both homeowners and their children. Long-term success is demonstrated by homeowners maintaining permanent, safe, and stable housing and by children and grandchildren, who are able to purchase homes and build wealth without THHFH or other housing assistance. Broader indicators of long-term success include revitalized neighborhoods that were once blighted and in decline; increased property taxes to cities from homeowners as they move from rental properties or homelessness to property owners and taxpayers; and reduction of government assistance.
Program Success Monitored By THHFH monitors our affordable housing construction program by: tracking the number of homes produced compared to set goals; tracking of mortgage payments and taxes paid on-time through HUD-certified mortgage office software; periodic tracking of property values; annual surveys completed by homeowners assessing improvements in education, health and wellness, improved credit scores, reduction of government assistance, and increased wealth investment. This information is tracked using excel spreadsheets and a new mortgage software system recently implemented by THHFH.
Examples of Program Success Short-term successes include: two substantial rehab homes completed in 2018 allowing families to move from unfavorable and unsafe conditions into safe, decent, and affordable homes; and homeowners current on their mortgage payment and taxes. We continue to maintain a low mortgage delinquency rate of just over 7% meaning the majority of our clients are staying current on their mortgage payments, a clear indicator of stability. As housing and financial stability improves, health and wellness also improves as homeowners’ concern over dangerous, unhealthy or unaffordable housing is eliminated. Long-term successes include increased savings over the life of the zero-interest mortgage of 25 to 30 years, allowing homeowners to invest in their education or that of their children, invest is savings and build wealth, and ultimately utilize the home for retirement and as a legacy to pass on to their children.
THHFH offers home repair services to homeowners so they can continue to live in safe, decent homes. This includes critical, emergency and minor repairs (e.g. painting, code violations), accessibility improvements, minor repairs, and weatherization which began as a pilot project in 2015. An assessment is completed by THHFH with families to determine eligibility and provide initial financial coaching. Families are assessed based on income, need, and willingness to partner, including contributing at least 10 hours of sweat equity towards project completion. Volunteer labor and donated materials help to keep costs low. Zero interest loans are made to the homeowner to cover the cost of the work with all payments recycled back to the program. All projects are administered by the THHFH construction team.
THHFH administers 20 home repairs annually, funded through a Community Development Block Grant and 12 weatherization projects annually, funded by Independence Power & Light and Spire, Inc.
Program Budget $300,000.00
Category Housing, General/Other Home Repair Programs
Population Served General/Unspecified
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Program Frequently Assessed Yes
Short-Term Success Short-term success (12 months) includes home repair and weatherization projects that lower gas and electric bills improving the ability of low-income families to financially afford to continue living in their home. Financial counseling/coaching provided by THHFH staff during the assessment process also helps clients further stabilize and become financially independent. As a result, families can maintain homeownership.
Long-Term Success

The long-term success of this program is to ensure low-income families are able to afford to stay in their homes without increased expenses that lead to the risk of foreclosure; and safer, healthier living conditions to improve overall health and well-being of families. Broader long-term success includes improvement of distressed neighborhoods with vacant and abandoned homes and a reduction in crime and vandalism.

Program Success Monitored By THHFH monitors program success by: tracking the number of home repairs completed, including critical, emergency and minor; number of weatherization projects completed; increased homeowner awareness and attitudes in ways to lower energy bills; and changed behavior of homeowners in taking action to maintain heating and cooling equipment and install no cost/low energy saving measures. The level of gas and electric bill reduction is assessed one year after the energy weatherization measures are installed (with cooperation and assistance of local gas and electric utilities). An assessment is then made by staff of the effect of bill reductions on the homeowner’s ability to pay their monthly mortgage. The value and impact of financial counseling provided during the assessment is evaluated through an interview and questionnaire with the homeowner following the installation of the weatherization measures. THHFH is currently in the process of developing an evaluation and questionnaire to measure long-term changes in homeowner awareness, attitudes and behavior in energy conservation.
Examples of Program Success
My story began with attending a first-time homebuyer's workshop where I met THHFH’s financial literacy counselor, Crystal, who specializes in education and preparing families to become homeowners. After this meeting, I was determined to work on my financial health using their HOPE program to be able to purchase a home on my own for my family…I literally had HOPE. In less than a year with Crystal’s guidance, I increased my credit score from 500 to nearly 700 and completed my 350 hours of sweat equity in record timing. When the THHFH homeownership application program opened, I applied fully prepared to take on the responsibility for purchasing and maintaining a permanent home. My daughters and I were selected!
Prior to purchasing our Habitat home, we lived in a poorly constructed two-bedroom duplex in a dangerous neighborhood. The day THFHF handed me the keys to my new home, I was filled with an overwhelming sense of security, strength, and stability. Our prayers have been answered.
Description THHFH launched the HOPE program in 2015 to address the needs of our growing waitlist of 150 low- and moderate-income individuals and families. This program provides an immediate way to engage them in learning what housing options are available and in taking advantage of free, one-on-one coaching, education and support to ultimately help them achieve homeownership either through our program or traditional financing. Our Family Services Manager works with individuals and families interested in home ownership to provide guidance on budgeting, goal setting, and credit building. She assists them with setting financial goals and counsels them on ways to achieve their goals. Goals include budget creation, saving money, establishing checking/savings accounts, consolidating debt, reducing high interest rates on loans, paying down revolving debt, applying for home financing, and closing on a home.pasting. This also includes homeownership classes.
Program Budget $58,500.00
Category Education, General/Other Literacy
Population Served General/Unspecified
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Program Frequently Assessed Yes
Short-Term Success Short-term successes include clients opening a checking or savings account, improving credit scores and increasing income. Since implementing the HOPE Program, THHFH has witnessed first-hand HOPE Program clients paying more on their mortgage than required by applying tax refunds, using extra savings, increases in wages or small gifts or inheritances.
Long-Term Success The goal of this program is to help families become self-reliant and improve their ability to secure and maintain permanent, safe, decent, and affordable housing. Long-term successes as a result of achieving this goal include improved financial security, improved health and well-being, higher education of parents and/or professional growth, and improved graduation rates of children.
Program Success Monitored By Program success is monitored through regular communication, including calls and face-to-face appointments between our Family Services Manager and clients to track progress towards goals (e.g. improved credit scores, increases in income, etc.). All notes are logged using the Outcome Tracker, a client data management system.
Examples of Program Success THHFH serves approximately 172 clients annually through the HOPE Program. Since implementing the program, we have successfully moved 21 families off our waiting list. Clients are paying more on their mortgage than required by applying tax refunds, using extra savings, increases in wages or small gifts or inheritances. Without HOPE Program services, these families would likely still be on our waiting list for three to five years and continue to struggle in unaffordable or otherwise unacceptable housing situations.

In partnership with the Independence School District’s (ISD) Construction Academy, Kansas City YouthBuild and Full Employment Council, Inc., THHFH provides young adult students (ages 16-24) with instruction, hands-on training and industry credentialing in building construction. We also provide instruction and hands-on experience on Habitat home construction. Students and their instructors work alongside THHFH’s experienced construction team and community volunteers to build homeownership opportunities for low-income families.

Once completed, the Hiram Young School and its adjacent construction shop will provide ongoing support to the program through cooperative use of classroom and training spaces, and the provision of hands-on housing construction training sites. These locations will serve as a hub for mobilizing the ISD’s Adult Education Construction Workforce Development activities in the future for as long as demand for the program exists.

Program Budget $240,000.00
Category Housing, General/Other Housing Development, Construction & Management
Population Served Adults
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Program Frequently Assessed Yes
Short-Term Success
The CBS News Report, as stated above, went on to say that without sufficient numbers of construction trade workers, housing costs will ultimately rise and that will price citizens out from being able to buy homes. In fact, according to Robert Dietz (CBS), while the construction industry has tried raising wages and is now turning to prefabricated homes to make up for the labor shortfall, it still isn't enough. By one estimate, for every skilled worker entering the workforce, five are retiring. 
Short-term successes of this program include:
  • Providing ISD students with hands-on building experience;
  • Students graduating from the Construction Academy with the help of Truman Habitat's hands-on instruction and home-building experiences;
  • Tracking the number of students completing the Construction Academy program in partnership with Truman Habitat; and
  • Students being accepted into apprenticeship programs.  
Long-Term Success

According to CBS News reported on October 1, 2017, "America's economy has a growing labor crisis -- a shortage of skilled construction workers. These men and women -- carpenters, plumbers, electricians and masons -- put a roof over your head. They're getting harder and harder to find...Over the last four years, we've seen rising rates of open jobs," said Robert Dietz, chief economist for the National Association of Homebuilders.

Our workforce program with key community partners is designed to provide students with education and hands-on experience and training in the construction field. Long-term successes include: closing the gap of qualified construction workers in our community and country; and producing more safe, affordable homes. As students graduate from the Construction Academy, apprenticeships are offered and completing these apprenticeships ultimately means more qualified construction trade workers are entering the workforce.

Program Success Monitored By THHFH tracks the success of this program by monitoring the number of students participating in the program; the number of students who begin the program versus the number who graduate the program; and the number of students receiving offers for apprenticeships after completing the program.
Examples of Program Success

A perfect example of success is a student graduating from the program, garnering an apprenticeship and a permanent trade, being able to support their family, invest in homeownership and contribute economically to the community. This increases the number of skill construction trades in the industry which will help to keep the cost of homeownership down.

THHFH opened its first ReStore in September 2012 in Independence, Missouri and a second ReStore in Blue Springs, Missouri 18 months later. The ReStore is a warehouse retail facility that accepts donations of new and used construction materials and home improvement items, whereby donors can enjoy the benefit of a tax deduction. Consumers can shop at the ReStore and can purchase items at deeply discounted prices, with net revenue used to fund the Habitat mission. It also assists with the diversion of solid wastes that would normally be sent to our local landfills.
A typical ReStore is over 15,000 to 20,000 square feet. However, the Independence ReStore inhabits an approximately 6,000 square foot building. Administrative staff and the construction department utilize the rest, severely limiting our ability to expand, accept more donations and ultimately generate increased revenue to support our work. These offices will be moved to the newly renovated Hiram Young School Building.
Program Budget $939,000.00
Category Environment, General/Other Recycling
Population Served General/Unspecified
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Program Frequently Assessed Yes
Short-Term Success THHFH ReStores have experienced higher sales volume than initially expected. These increased sales not only lead to more revenue, but also equate to a greater reduction, in tons, of solid waste diverted from area landfills. Additionally, we are finding that our customers frequently return to shop the following day and/or week from their initial visit and often bring family and friends on their next visit. In order to continue this success, we have expanded our capacity through the leasing of additional space for our ReStores. Short-term successes include: lease additional warehouse and inventory manufacturing space; increase number of customers making purchases from ReStores; increase number of donations received; increase revenue generated; and increase waste diversion exceeding 560 tons.
Long-Term Success

THHFH ReStores provide a significant source of sustainable revenue along with low-cost home improvement goods, as well as an environmentally- and socially-responsible way to keep good, reusable materials out of landfills. Over time, we are slowly changing the habits of community members from simply placing old housing materials curbside for waste pickup, to donating to ReStore for repurposing.

The ultimate long-term goal of our ReStores is to generate enough revenue to cover operational costs, thereby, allowing 100% of donor dollars to go straight toward the cost of building and revitalizing homes for low-income families. Goals and strategies to achieve this include: increased days of operation; increased average sales; and expanded number of donation pick-ups. This will not only ensure we are able to reach our strategic five-year goal of serving over 500 families in Eastern Jackson County, it will heighten community awareness and reduce the amount of waste in local landfills.
Program Success Monitored By Program success is monitored by sales from ReStores, which are computed by category including household, lumber, paint etc.; number of donations received; number of customer purchases; revenue generated from ReStores and contributed to overall budget; and number of tons of solid waste diverted from landfills. We use the amount of total sales in a formula created by Habitat for Humanity International to calculate the tonnage of solid waste diverted from our landfills.
Examples of Program Success The success of our ReStores has been significant, not only in terms of sales, but also in terms of solid waste diverted from landfills. In fact, the success of our first ReStore (opened in 2012) led to the opening of our second store. Additionally, while we had initially estimated that 110 tons of solid waste would be diverted from local landfills during the first year of operation, our sales during our first few months of operation exceeded $30,000, calculating to over 44 tons of waste diverted (using Habitat for Humanity International’s standard formula). We believe our ReStores have the potential to create 210 tons of waste diversion every year and to date, we have exceeded that goal by 100 tons.
CEO Comments THHFH’s programs and services are proven to address the root causes of poverty and poverty housing. Our volunteer and donor base is strong, we have well-qualified and trained staff and leadership, and our programs and services are monitored to constantly adjust, improve and expand to meet the needs of low-income families in Eastern Jackson County. Currently, these programs are reaching full capacity. With funding, resources and support, we seek to significant expand capacity adding more qualified staff members, engaging more volunteers, and increasing space. This space includes both our capital campaign to renovate and restore the historic Hiram Young School Building as our new center. This building will provide the space to expand workforce development, including offering classroom education and hands-on training, provide more financial literacy classes, deliver new life skills and other workshops, and open our doors to the community for events. Additionally, we have the opportunity to purchase 12,000 square feet of additional space to use as a warehouse and for inventory manufacturing. With increased space and manpower, THHFH will be well-equipped to expand capacity and reach our goal of serving 500 families in Eastern Jackson County.
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Mrs. Christina Leakey
Term Start Jan 2017
Experience Mrs. Leakey has 21 years of experience in city government and community development. For over 10 years now, her work in community development programs has included direct responsibility for strategic planning, oversight and leadership of affordable housing and neighborhood revitalization efforts and building collaborative community relationships. Mrs. Leakey has led the City, area nonprofit housing providers and program staff in Independence, Missouri in the development and implementation of a strategy for investment of $6.2M+ in Neighborhood Stabilization Program and Community Development Block Grant-Recovery funds made available from HUD to mitigate the adverse impact of the mortgage foreclosure crisis in areas of greatest need. She has also steered administrative and programmatic changes within the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) & HOME Programs resulting in an estimated 30% reduction in staff and overhead costs. She has successfully administered $19M+ in federal housing and community development funding awards. She has also facilitated development of 100+ single and multi-family affordable housing units through facilitation of public-private partnerships. She was a 2008, 2011 and 2014 HUD Region VII Spotlight on Excellence Finalist and Presenter for Best Practices in Community Development.
Former CEOs
Mrs. Patricia TurnerMar 2010 - Oct 2016
Senior Staff
Title Development Director
Title Finance Director
Title Family Services Manager
Title Construction Director
Paid Full-Time Staff 11
Paid Part-Time Staff 12
Paid Contractors 1
Volunteers 460
Retention Rate 92%
Staff Diversity (Ethnicity)
African American/Black 4
Caucasian 19
Staff Diversity (Gender)
Female 11
Male 12
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Plans & Policies
Organization Has a Fundraising Plan Yes
Organization Has a Strategic Plan Yes
Management Succession Plan Yes
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
  • Independence School District Construction Academy, Full Employment Council, and Kansas City YouthBuild.- Work with THHFH to deliver construction workforce education and training.
  • Independence Power and Light and Spire, Inc. – Provide funding and resources for weatherization projects; both partners recently doubled this amount of funding as a direct result of THHFH’s successful performance.
  • City of Independence – Since 2008, THHFH has been designated by this entitlement community as the only Community Housing Development Organization receiving annual allocation for home repairs.
  • City of Raytown – Allocated line item in budget dedicated to THHFH for minor housing projects.
  • Area Churches (Woods Chapel, Community of Christ Church, Timothy Lutheran) - Provide volunteers, funding, and resources.
  • Veterans Community Project – Provides referrals for home preservation and other THHFH services.
  • Hillcrest Ministries – Provides referrals to THHFH for homeownership.
  • Community Services League – Provides initial financial education (budgeting) to low-income families and once clients have successfully completed, they are referred to THHFH HOPE Program.
  • Women-led Organizations and Trades – Provide skilled labors and funding, participate in fundraising events (e.g. Power of the Purse).
Nonprofit Connect of Greater Kansas City2019
Association of Fundraising Professionals - Member2019
Chamber of Commerce2019
Impact AwardIndependence Economic Development2014
Best Nonprofit of the YearIndependence Economic Development2015
Distinction of being named Brand of the Year, Most Loved and Most Trusted non-profitHarris Poll EquiTrend Equity Score2016
Best Thrift Store in Blue SpringsExaminer's Best of Eastern Jackson County Awards2018
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government? No
CEO Comments While THHFH has built several key partnerships providing us with volunteers, funding referrals, resources and support, we see great opportunity in building and expanding on this work. This includes not only formalizing these partnerships, such as signed memorandums of understanding and developing and implementing standardized processes and procedures, It also includes opportunities to serve as the designated Community Housing Development Organization in targeted communities throughout our service area. Developing partnerships with other government entities would not only provide funding, but allow us to expand services. Through key partnerships with corporations, financial institutions, and other entities, we have the opportunity to provide educational offerings, such as energy efficiency classes and financial literacy. Numerous opportunities also exist to develop new and expand existing church partnerships. With the completion of our capital building and additional staffing, we can significantly grow our partnerships and increase our volunteer base, expand programming, increase fundraising efforts and raise community awareness to ultimately reach our goal of serving 500 families in Eastern Jackson County.
Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. Steven Shockey
Company Affiliation Evans EVCO
Term Dec 2017 to Dec 2020
Board Members
Ms. Debra Anglemyer
Ms. Shaylyn Dean
Mrs. Jill EsryIndependence School District Board
Ms. Lori Harp
Ms. Rose HernandezCommerce Bank
Ms. Matrika HornsbyHabitat Homeowner
Mr. Joseph KenneyDST Systems
Mr. Dan O'Neil
Mr. Steven ShockeyEvans/Evco Company
Mr. David SuaHabitat Homeowner
Ms. Karen WhiteHealthcare Consultant
Ms. Jacqueline WilliamsBank of America
Mr. Doug Williams
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 3
Asian American/Pacific Islander 1
Caucasian 8
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 5
Female 8
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 80%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 7
Standing Committees
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Community Outreach / Community Relations
CEO Comments THHFH has a strong and engaged Board of Directors and as we plan to complete our capital campaign and grow and expand capacity, this work will be even more critical. With funding and support, we plan to increase board capacity through key initiatives including new board recruitment and training strategies, and new marketing and communication strategies including a new toolkit equipping all board members with materials needed to successfully advocate for THHFH. It is imperative that we secure the funding and resources needed to support this work in ultimately expanding our capacity.
Fiscal Year Start July 01, 2018
Fiscal Year End June 30, 2019
Projected Revenue $2,695,647
Projected Expenses $2,637,081
Form 990s
Audit Documents
Foundation Comments
  • FYE 6/30/2017, 2016, 2015: Financial data reported from IRS 990. 
  • Foundation/corporate revenue line item may include contributions form individuals.
Detailed Financials
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201720162015
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$0$0$149,772
Individual Contributions------
Investment Income, Net of Losses$2,691$580($73,584)
Membership Dues--$0$0
Special Events$74,804$50,777$88,381
Revenue In-Kind$921,635$1,080,907$925,231
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201720162015
Program Expense$2,650,486$2,578,315$2,806,888
Administration Expense$218,600$234,506$218,605
Fundraising Expense$178,146$240,587$264,605
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.021.030.91
Program Expense/Total Expenses87%84%85%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue------
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201720162015
Total Assets$3,485,744$3,436,280$3,272,051
Current Assets$3,011,098$2,330,099$2,189,680
Long-Term Liabilities$832,123$820,237$728,574
Current Liabilities$14,879$35,709$55,359
Total Net Assets$2,638,742$2,580,334$2,488,118
Short-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities202.3765.2539.55
Long-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets24%24%22%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201720162015
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountCity of Independence $305,782 -- --
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountGoppert Foundation $100,000 -- --
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountSpeas Foundation $100,000 -- --
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? Yes
Campaign Purpose THHFH will renovate and restore the historic Hiram Young School Building in Independence, Missouri for use as a Homeownership and Community center. The building, located on six acres of property near the city square, was built in 1935 to replace an earlier school built to educate Black children. We expect to break ground in 2019 and completed this project by the end of 2020. The exterior will be rehabilitated to look like the original school, adding to the historic inventory of the city and the local area, which is primarily older, low to moderate income, single family homes and small businesses and will benefit from an attractive and active building. It will serve as a homeownership center providing families with financial, budgeting, homeownership counseling, adult education, workforce development and community events, and provide space for our administrative offices ultimately assisting ongoing neighborhood revitalization and community sustainability efforts.
Goal $2,800,000.00
Dates Jan 2016 to Dec 2019
Amount Raised to Date $1,700,000.00 as of Feb 2019
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years No
Organization Comments The Young School Homeownership and Community Center will serve as THHFH’s administrative hub and a center for programs and services that assist low-income families in achieving and sustaining home ownership, financial stability and personal well-being. In addition, THHFH will make this facility available for community uses that support community development, neighborhood revitalization, construction workforce development, and preservation of Young School history. THHFH has and will continue to serve low-to-moderate income families throughout Eastern Jackson County. The added capacity provided through the facilities at the renovated Young School building will allow for expanded services and more effective delivery of services.
Other Documents
Organization Name Truman Heritage Habitat for Humanity
Address 505 N Dodgion Street
Independence, MO 64050
Primary Phone (816) 461-6551225
CEO/Executive Director Mrs. Christina Leakey
Board Chair Mr. Steven Shockey
Board Chair Company Affiliation Evans EVCO
Year of Incorporation 1989