- Lutheran Churches (LCMS and ELCA)-rehab
- Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)-2 or 3 rehabs, 1 new house construction
- YouthBuild Grant —a program training 16-24 year olds the construction trade. They will rehab 2 houses this year.
Answer Heating and Cooling
Answer Heating and Cooling has been a wonderful supporter donating furnaces and labor in Freeland, MI.
Buena Vista Charter Township
Buena Vista Charter Township invited Saginaw-Shiawassee Habitat for Humanity bring Neighborhood Revitalization efforts to the Buena Vista Township area. The Township Supervisor and Township Manager have gone door-to-door to help us get qualifying families. To date we have worked on 41 houses in Buena Vista Township. In 2015, revitalization will take place in Buena Vista in August 7-12.
We enjoy partnerships with numerous churches of all denominations. They are too many to mention here. Churches are Habitat for Humanity’s foundation. We seek strong support from churches for volunteers as well as support for building/rehabbing houses and/or repairing houses through Neighborhood Revitalizations.
FirstMerit Bank (formerly Citizens Bank) Wealth Management
FirstMerit/Citizens Bank has been a long-time corporate partner with Saginaw-Shiawassee Habitat for Humanity. Contributions have come from the bank itself and through CB Wealth Management. From 1999, FirstMerit Wealth Management has donated $550,000.
The City of Saginaw
Saginaw-Shiawassee Habitat for Humanity participated in the City Council-appointed Housing Task Force and has taken an active role in shaping the city’s Consolidated Plan and Master Housing Plan. The City has provided many services for Saginaw-Shiawassee Habitat for Humanity, such as waiving fees of building permits, acquiring property from the DNR for Saginaw-Shiawassee Habitat for Humanity’s use, assisting with property and tax matters such as establishing Neighborhood Enterprise Zones, and providing a number of other services during annual Blitz Builds. The City is now working closely with Habitat to address blight and plans to eliminate all their DBOs (dangerous buildings).
Consumers Energy is partnering with Saginaw-Shiawassee Habitat for Humanity to weatherize dozens of homes in each of our focus areas as well as working to retrofit houses owned by Saginaw-Shiawassee Habitat for Humanity homeowners. For this and other projects, we were named Consumers Energy’s 2013 Partner of the Year.
The Dow Chemical Company
With $80,000 and 700 volunteers, Habitat completed its first Neighborhood Revitalization Project in 2008. Dow Chemical plans to sponsor Neighborhood Revitalization on a yearly basis with $75,000-100,000 invested in the Great Bay Region Habitat for Humanity affiliates. They also supply Styrofoam insulation and Great Stuff foam products to all Habitat rehab and new construction projects. In 2014 they contributed $45,000 and brought 200 volunteers to the St. Stephen Neighborhood Revitalization.
Frankenmuth Credit Union
Frankenmuth Credit Union is a partner that helps our families apply for and receive Neighborhood Impact Program grants through the Federal Home Loan Bank of Indianapolis. In 2014, Saginaw-Shiawassee Habitat for Humanity with the assistance and partnership of the member institution, Frankenmuth Credit Union, brought $348,000 in grants to assist about 46 families.
Freeland Community Churches
The five churches in Freeland called upon Saginaw-Shiawassee Habitat to work in Freeland to improve housing. St. Agnes Catholic Church, Zion Lutheran Church, First Baptist Church, Freeland Assembly of God and Freeland United Methodist Church are spearheading the organization for a third year of Neighborhood Revitalization in Freeland which will be taking place Spring 2016.
Larson is a national partner with Habitat for Humanity International. They provide storm doors for all our projects.
Merrill Technologies Group
Merrill Technologies was instrumental in helping us build the new house in Merrill. They lent us $50,000 at zero-interest to use as a line of credit. At their annual recognition event, they announced that the $50,000 would roll over to serve a future build in Merrill.
Mid-Michigan Builders is a newer partner for our Freeland projects. They provided skilled labor, a brake for bending metal and a generous donation.
Nexteer has been instrumental in spearheading the both Buena Vista Charter Township Neighborhood Revitalizations, which this year will be held August 7-12.
Schaumann Construction is located in Freeland. They heavily support involvement in the community of Freeland and the concept of mission at home. They will lend us the money to construct a home in Freeland. When we get paid through the USDA program we will repay the loan. They are willing to continue to help us build another home and so forth.
Saginaw Community Foundation
In 2015, Saginaw Community Foundation granted Saginaw-Shiawassee Habitat for Humanity $12,000 continue the work of Rebuilding Together through the Home Repair and Neighborhood Improvement programs.
Saginaw County Consortium of Homeless Assistance Providers (SCCHAP)
Saginaw-Shiawassee Habitat for Humanity works with SCCHAP members to identify potential homebuyer candidates, and begin the process of a transition from homelessness to homeownership. The Executive Director is past chair and new chair of the Grants Committee and continues to serve on the board.
SVRC Industries together with Saginaw-Shiawassee Habitat are spearheading the YouthBuild Grant. 66 young adults ages 16-24 will be taught construction skills so they are able to find adequate jobs once they complete the program. This year they will rehab two houses this year.
Titan Equipment is a strong supporter of Neighborhood Revitalization. They let us use their Genie Lifts free of charge since 2011 saving us over $26,000 to date.
Tittabawassee Township is part of the organizing body of Neighborhood Revitalization in Freeland. They have been an excellent partner being part of the planning. Even Township Manager Marc McGill has gone door-to-door to help identify families in need who may qualify for the program. This coming year we will be building a new house.
Valspar is a national partner of Habitat for Humanity International. They provide every drop of paint we use for our new builds, rehabs and each Brush with Kindness project donating over 700 gallons of paint to Saginaw-Shiawassee Habitat for Humanity each year.
Michigan Prison Build Program
The Michigan Prison Build Program, Michigan Department of Corrections, was created in 1999 at the direction of Governor Engler. Inmates build housing components on prison grounds for Habitat for Humanity and other nonprofit organizations. Deliveries are made free of charge by the Michigan National Guard or by local trucking firms. In 2006, nearly 200 sets of walls were prefabricated for Habitat affiliates, including six sets for SSHFH.
Building-trades classes at Saginaw Career Complex, and Carrollton High School completed two Habitat houses in May. Delta College, Saginaw Career Complex and Carrollton High School each began a house in August.
Saginaw County Consortium of Homeless Assistance Providers (SCCHAP)
SSHFH works with SCCHAP members to identify potential homebuyer candidates, and begin the process of a transition from homelessness to homeownership. SSHFH Development Manager Cameron Brady is chair of the consortium for the third consecutive year. Recently, the group submitted a 10-year Plan to eliminate homelessness in Saginaw County. Mr. Brady served as lead contact for the plan.
Saginaw County Human Services Collaborative Body
SSHFH’s Development Manager now serves on this committee and has made it a goal under the Collaborative’s housing priorities to help establish a ReDistribution Center (see item 5.i.), utilizing existing community resources to divert furniture, appliances and other household items from landfills and get them to families in need.