Board committees help to do the work of the board. This work includes visioning, planning, raising and managing money, delegating work, and evaluating progress.
Types of Committees
Homeowner Selection Committee
This committee is responsible for drafting selection criteria and application forms, screening applicants, interviewing applicants, and recommending applicants to the Board of Directors for approval as prospective homeowners.
Homeowner Support Committee
This committee is responsible for providing Habitat homebuyers and prospective homebuyers with a mutual support system, education opportunities, and a forum of discussions pertaining to homeownership and maintenance, all for the purpose of helping families to become independent.
This committee is responsible for planning and implementing the construction projects of the organization. The task to be directed by this committee shall include, but not limited to, obtaining house plans, soliciting professional help and donations of building materials, coordinating volunteers, and supervising construction.
Site Selection Committee
This committee is responsible for targeting the area or areas of the community in which the projects of the corporation shall be developed, investigating and researching the availability of property, and recommending property to the Board of Directors for acquisition. The committee shall work in conjunction with Construction Committee to evaluate the suitability of potential sites prior to acquisition.
This committee shall be responsible for coordinating the raising of funds needed to conduct the business of the organization. The task to be coordinated by this committee shall include, but not limited to, fund-raising campaigns, grant proposal writing, special fund-raising events, and cultivation, solicitation, and recruiting of major donors.
Public Relations Committee
This committee is responsible for educating and informing the public regarding the mission and purpose of the organization, the need for better and more affordable housing. The task to be coordinated by this committee shall include, but not limited to, public speaking, communicating with news media, and publishing of a periodic newsletter.