HopeBUILDERS Home Repair, Inc.
11184 Antioch #324
Overland Park KS 66210
Web and Phone Contact
Telephone (888) 467-3001
Mission Statement
To help others live in Safety, Comfort & Dignity.
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Jamie Roach
Board Chair Mr. Keith Wiedenkeller
Board Chair Company Affiliation Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 2000
Former Names
FaithBUILDERS Housing Rehab Ministries
Volunteer Opportunities
Ways to donate, support, or volunteer
Donors are invited to financially support HopeBUILDERS with its mission by sending checks to the indicated address or donating through the website.  Volunteers can get additional information or get signed up by visiting the website, sending an e-mail to volunteer@hopebuilders-kc.org or calling us at 888.467.3001.  
 
Financial Summary
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Statements
Mission Statement
To help others live in Safety, Comfort & Dignity.
Background Statement
HopeBUILDERS was founded in 2000 by a group of local volunteers with a passion for improving the living conditions of people in need across Kansas City. With a desire to use their various construction-related skills to help others, founders organized volunteers from six local churches and completed the first home repair project in October 2000. Today, HopeBUILDERS continues to help people in the greater Kansas City metropolitan area live in safety, comfort, and dignity by providing elderly individuals and people with disabilities with accessibility solutions and critical home repairs.
Impact Statement

HopeBUILDERS experienced another year of significant growth in 2018. Over 340 volunteers contributed more than 8,000 hours to projects this year.  With their assistance, HopeBUILDERS completed 131 projects for 101 clients, comprised of 48 ramps, eight bathroom upgrades and numerous home repair projects. This achievement significantly exceeds last year’s and was only possible through the efforts of an energetic and dedicated volunteer community, as well as financial support by caring funders.  We were awarded a significant four-year grant from the Federal Home Loan Bank to provide more significant rehabilitation to owner-occupied homes.   

Our goals for this coming year are focused on increased capacity to better serve those in need:
  • Continue to develop new partners for volunteers or funding projects;
  • Acquire/develop additional project managers to lead projects;
  • Develop funding to hire construction staff needed to organize projects;
  • Continue marketing HopeBUILDERS to increase name recognition for clients, volunteers and funders.
  • Strengthen the board to more effectively support the above goals.
Needs Statement
According to Mid America Regional Council (MARC) and KC Communities for All Ages, seniors account for 12 percent of the Kansas City region’s population today (approx. 240,000 people) and this will grow to 20 percent by 2030 (or 400,000 people). In a March 2015 Regional Health Assessment by MARC and the REACH Healthcare Foundation, more than 10 percent of all people living in KC Region have some type of disability (approx. 280,000). For those over the age of 65, that rate jumps to 35 percent (700,000). There are also approximately 17,000 school-aged children in the KC Region reported to have a disability (according to 2010 Census data).
 
Our neighbors need help to allow them to live independently. To serve these extensive demands, HopeBUILDERS’ five most pressing needs are:
  • Sustainable sources of funding for programs and staff.
  • Additional skilled volunteers/project managers to lead the required modification or repair projects (may include some paid staff).
  • Sustainable partnerships with local contractors and groups that can help provide skilled labor.
  • Volunteer support for project and non-project tasks to expand our capacity to serve.
  • Vehicles to move tools, equipment and materials to project sites.
Service Categories
Home Improvement/Repairs
Housing Rehabilitation
Community & Neighbourhood Development
Areas of Service
MO - Jackson County
KS - Wyandotte County
KS - Johnson County
MO - Jackson County Urban Core
KS - Wyandotte County Urban Core
Geographic Area Served Narrative HopeBUILDERS serves the Kansas City Metro area south of the Missouri River (Rebuilding Together KC serves north of the river on the Missouri side).   The primary service area is Jackson County in Missouri; and Johnson and Wyandotte Counties in Kansas.  We also work in neighboring counties on a case-by-case basis with partners providing most of the volunteers.
CEO/Executive Director/Board Chair Statement
The number of elderly and people with disabilities in the KC Metro area is extensive, as well as their needs. Many lack financial resources to address their needs or those that do are frequently taken advantage of by less scrupulous contractors. HopeBUILDERS is the only non-profit home repair organization that serves the greater KC area all year. Even with our current limited resources, we have made a difference in the lives of hundreds of families. Quite often, without some assistance from us, our clients would need to move out of their homes.
 
Client testimonials:
  • Anonymous - “Before HopeBUILDERS built my ramp, I was considering ending my life.”
  • EC from Overland Park, KS - “I was and am so very grateful for all that HopeBUILDERS has done for me. Not just professional, but everyone who has been and done projects have been so kind. Thank you – all of you!”
  • NK from Kansas City, MO - “Awesome guys. Professional.”
  • LC from Kansas City, MO - “Thank you very much. I’m very happy.”
  • JB from Overland Park, KS - “We have nothing but heartfelt gratitude for a ramp so that I could access our home after a 6 month stay in the hospital. The ramp is perfect!”
Programs
Description
Our Accessibility Solutions Program includes ramp, bathroom modifications, door widening and other modifications that can increase a person’s independence or safe movement in their home.
 
Prior to ramps that we’ve built for clients, they had not been able to leave their home in months and depend on the emergency response system (911) to help them leave their homes to go to doctor's appointments. Our temporary ramps are built to ADA guidelines utilizing 1:12 slopes, landings and railings. Bathrooms can also be a major barrier for those with disabilities, especially those with limited mobility. Bathrooms are our most complicated projects as there are many unknowns with older homes. Our goal is to give our clients a bathroom that is usable and safe, which frequently consists of retrofitting tubs with low-barrier showers, adding grab bars and widening doorways. Doorway widening is typically needed in several places so that our clients can move easily and safely within the home.
Program Budget $100,000.00
Category Housing, General/Other Home Barrier Removal
Population Served Elderly and/or Disabled
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Program Frequently Assessed Yes
Short-Term Success The short term success is a client’s ability to safely enter or leave their house on their own accord, or to reduce dependence on family members to get them in an out of their homes, as well as move safely within their house.
Long-Term Success The ultimate goal for this program is that all clients are able to live in comfort and safety by ensuring that they are safely able to leave their home, especially in emergency situations, as well as safely move within their home.
Program Success Monitored By When work is completed for a client, we send each client a survey that measures and tracks performance and satisfaction. The survey also has a comments section that allows clients to express any appreciation or concern.
Examples of Program Success
  • 2017: we constructed 41 ramps and provided four bathroom upgrades.
  • 2018: we constructed 42 new ramps,  made three ramp repairs and provided eight bathroom upgrades. 
Description With limited financial and physical resources, the homes of financially challenged elderly and people with disabilities fall into disrepair and can be barely livable, requiring costly utilities to heat or operate. Our Home Repairs Program works to address critical repairs needed so that homes are livable and comfortable. We strive for “safer, warmer and drier”. With expanded funding, we can provide roofs, or major plumbing and electrical repairs for qualified clients. Our volunteers provide renovations that increase an individual’s safety and continued independence, such as floor repairs, exterior door repair/replacement, weatherization, and deck repair. While there are contractors that provide these services for a fee, very few accessible resources exist for families of a disabled person with financial need.
Program Budget $119,800.00
Category Housing, General/Other Home Repair Programs
Population Served Elderly and/or Disabled
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Program Frequently Assessed No
Short-Term Success The program’s short term success is expressed in a client’s ability to live comfortably in their home. Many of our clients have expressed that it was only because of the work our organization did that they were able to continue to live in their home.
Long-Term Success
The ultimate goal of our programs is that all homeowners are able to age in place, live in a safe environment, and live in dignity.
Program Success Monitored By
After work at a client's home is completed, we send the client a survey that measures and tracks performance and satisfaction. The survey also has a comments section that allows clients to express any appreciation or concerns.
Examples of Program Success
  • JS in Overland Park, Kansas - HopeBuilders addressed city citation issues to mitigate court fines.
  • WCL in Kansas City, Missouri - The couple’s furnace stopped working in January. A new furnace was installed by a local company at no cost following our request for help.
CEO Comments HopeBUILDERS is dedicated to serving three distinct and yet often interrelated populations - elderly, people with disabilities and veterans. These programs reflect our commitment and vision to help people and families to live in their homes.
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Ms. Jamie Roach
Term Start Sept 2019
Experience
Jamie Roach comes to HopeBuilders with 15 years of experience in the nonprofit sector, including fundraising and financial management.  After serving in various fundraising roles at Harvesters - The Community Food Network, she served as the Director of Fund Development, leading a team to raise $12.7 million annually.  Jamie also spent 5 years as Director of Nonprofit Services for an outsourced accounting and CFO company, serving as an account manager and advising clients in financial reporting, payroll, budget development and data analysis.  She is thrilled to bring her experience to help HopeBuilders continue to help others live in safety, comfort and dignity.
Former CEOs
NameTerm
Mr. Gregory L WayneDec 2017 - Sept 2019
Staff
Paid Full-Time Staff 2
Volunteers 340
Retention Rate 50%
Staff Diversity (Ethnicity)
Caucasian 2
Staff Diversity (Gender)
Female 2
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 Under Development
Organization Has a Strategic Plan Yes
Management Succession Plan No
Organization Policy and Procedures No
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Collaborations
  • The Whole Person
  • The Home Depot
  • Variety KC
  • Centurions
  • Community Development-Unified Government of Wyandotte County
  • Community Development-Johnson County
  • KS Agency on Aging
  • Shepherd's Center
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Metropolitan Lutheran Ministries
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government? No
CEO Comments HopeBUILDERS depends on partnerships and collaborations in order to serve our clients.  We continually work to build relationships with partners who provide clients, funding, volunteers, technical assistance or any combination of these.  
Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. Keith Wiedenkeller
Company Affiliation Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City
Term Mar 2019 to Feb 2020
Email keithw@thejkc.org
Board Co-Chair
Board Co-Chair Ms. Anastasia Huggins
Company Affiliation BNIM
Term Mar 2019 to Feb 2020
Email Anastasia.huggins@gmail.com
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Mr. Ron BibbsThe Whole Person
Mr. Kevin DolanRetired
Mr. Shawn X EdwardsThe Home Depot
Mr. Matt Glenn
Ms. Anastasia HugginsBNIM
Mr. John JepsonRetired
Ms. Dawn KernenDEG
Mr. Todd LaRoseFCI Advisors
Mr. Eric Lindstrom
Mr. James NelsonReeceNichols
Mr. Keith WiedenkellerJewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 10
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 9
Female 2
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 90%
Written Board Selection Criteria? No
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 12
Standing Committees
Board Development / Board Orientation
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Operations
CEO Comments HopeBUILDERS' board continues to adjust its membership to address needs as it grows.  We welcome applications for well-connected community leaders with focus areas in residential construction.  We also continue to strive to grow the diversity of the board, including ethnicity, gender and geographic location.
Financials
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01, 2019
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2019
Projected Revenue $300,000
Projected Expenses $298,000
Audit Documents
Foundation Comments
  • FY 2018, 2017, 2016: Financial data reported using IRS Form 990. 
  • Foundation/corporate revenue line item may include contributions from individuals.
Detailed Financials
 
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201820172016
Program Expense$122,076$98,130$53,312
Administration Expense$23,018$19,759$4,145
Fundraising Expense$21,553$1,272$0
Payments to Affiliates--$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.182.271.30
Program Expense/Total Expenses73%82%93%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue------
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201820172016
Total Assets$247,086$216,429$63,828
Current Assets$247,086$96,264$61,383
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$106$0$0
Total Net Assets$246,980$216,429$63,828
Short-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201820172016
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities2331.00----
Long-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201820172016
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201820172016
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountHome Depot Foundation $29,200 -- --
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years No
Organization Comments HopeBUILDERS continues to develop a diverse funding base as it grows and appreciates the commitment of its long term supporters. 
Other Documents
Organization Name HopeBUILDERS Home Repair, Inc.
Address 11184 Antioch #324
Overland Park, KS 66210
Primary Phone (888) 467-3001
Contact Email info@hopebuilders-kc.org
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Jamie Roach
Board Chair Mr. Keith Wiedenkeller
Board Chair Company Affiliation Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City
Year of Incorporation 2000
Former Names
FaithBUILDERS Housing Rehab Ministries