Habitat for Humanity of Bucks County, which builds and restores housing and advocates for affordable homeownership, announced three new Board of Directors members on Tuesday.
Real estate attorney Michael Carr, Delaware River Basin Commission Public Affairs Specialist Stacey Mulholland and tax manager Hal Margolit will join the board.
Executive Director Florence Kawoczka is happy to have the new members to contribute to the group’s vision.
“We’re looking for people who really want to spend the time, have a heart, and really care,” Kawoczka explained. “These three individuals fit that and bring their professional expertise.”
The E.D. is also proud of the work the Habitat Bucks Board of Directors does to ensure the success of the organization.
“Our Board of Directors generously invests their time and efforts in fulfilling the mission of Habitat Bucks to build strength, stability and self-reliance within our Bucks County community,” said Kawoczka.
For the decision making process, the Board Leadership Committee looks at the current membership and assesses the needs of the organization. The committee prioritizes people with knowledge of the legal aspects of construction, have a financial background, or who are active community members
Habitat for Humanity’s board creates policy and guidelines for coordinating the non-profit’s construction, rehabilitation and preservation work.
The local chapter of the global organization has partnered with 112 households in the county for homeownership since 1990. Its Home Repair program installs wheelchair access ramps and makes other interior and exterior fixes.
More than 85 percent of Habitat for Humanity of Bucks County’s expenses go toward its services and programs, according to Charity Navigator, a non-profit that evaluates charities.
Next month, Habitat Bucks will start “Almost Home,” a free six-month workshop that seeks to help people decrease their debt, increase financial stability, improve their credit and lean about Habitat Bucks’ buying program.
WBCB’s Evan Easterling and Molly Shelly contributed to this report.