Habitat for Humanity Steering Committee Meeting – 4/27/13
In attendance: Rob Geiszler, David Pearsons, Chris Heintz, Abby Blair, Melissa Hayden, Louise Duda, Dick
Weiss, Sandy Gagnon
Rob led a discussion of Application to date.
The following motions were adopted at this meeting:
Section 2.1 Louise moved and Dick seconded a motion to fulfill the following partnership
responsibilities: Our Affiliate will abide by the requirements of the U.S. Policy Handbook and the
requirements of the US Affiliate Covenant and will sign and abide by the requirements of the US
Affiliation Agreement; will send copies by email of board meetings, financial statements, and board
rosters to the Affiliate Support Center at USSupportCenter@Habitat.org; will complete annual
compliance requirements activities and provide affiliate statistical data to HFHI, as required, by
due date; will participate in HFHI-sponsored training activities; and will establish a dedicated email
address, phone number with Habitat listing, permanent mailing address, and an office for our affiliate.
Discussion followed. A vote was called. All were in favor. No one opposed. Motion passed.
Sandy will send folder of minutes to date to Bruce Rogers at the Affiliate Support Center.
Section 4.1 & 4.2 Rob moved and Louise seconded a motion to adopt the policy that Habitat partner
families will own their own homes, purchasing them at no profit and financed with a zero interest
mortgage and that Partner families will own the land. Discussion was held. Vote was called. All were in
favor. No one opposed. Motion passed.
4.5 Louise moved and Chris seconded a motion that in regards to Resale Restrictions: Equity will be
shared between the homeowner and our Affiliate on resale at as follows: after the payment of all
closing costs and repayment of any remaining mortgage amount and payment of any homeowner
entitlements for capital and other improvements at a rate to be determined. Discussion was held.
Vote was called. All were in favor. No one opposed. Motion passed.
5.2. Chris moved and Dave seconded that in regards to tithing: Our Affiliate will tithe quarterly to HFHI
and these funds will be undesignated and to be used in the country determined of greatest need by
HFHI. The motion was discussed. A vote was called. All were in favor. No one opposed. Motion passed.
Sandy will research and clarify the guidelines regarding tithing on Donations In-Kind.
Members selected sections of the Application to work on with the intention of completion of the
Application by the May 8th Steering Committee meeting.
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