OUR TEAM

Habitat for Humanity of Berks County’s Board of Directors and staff are working together to reinvent the strategic-planning behind the organization.

CONTACT US

OUR STAFF

Timothy J. Daley

Executive Director – ext. 305
tdaley@habitatberks.org

Mike Rodino

Director of Construction – ext. 304
mrodino@habitatberks.org

 

Penny Hummel

Director of Marketing and Development – ext. 301
phummel@habitatberks.org

Eneida Powell

Director of Family Services/Volulnteer Coordinator – ext. 307
Eneidap@habitatberks.org

Iris Bellman

Office Manager – ext. 303
ibellman@habitatberks.org

 

Ambur Bernhard

ReStore General Manager
abernhard@habitatberks.org

Colleen Hyer

Donation Coordinator
chyer@habitatberks.org

OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Sam Harter

President
Senior Vice President, Tompkins Insurance

Leah Rotenberg

Vice President
Attorney, Mays, Conrad & Rotenberg

Jacob Stein

Treasurer
Vice President of Real Estate, Boscov’s Department Store

Craig Poole

Immediate Past President
General Manager, DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton

Zac Bugay

National Rental Account Manager, Penske Truck Leasing

Bill DeFalco

Senior Vice President, WSFS Bank

Carl Godlove

Godlove Group, LLC Honorable  Arthur Grim
(retired)

Mary Himmelberger

Grants Program Manager/General Office Manager, Barry Isett & Associates, Inc.

Ronald Miller

AICP (retired)

Thomas Minick

Vice President of Institutional Advancement, Alvernia University

Mary Ann Moffitt

Senior Vice President Team Leader Berks and Schuylkill Counties, F.N.B. Corporation

Dr. Khalid Mumin

Superintendent, Reading School District

Merlin Weaver

Realtor, Berkshire Hathaway

Roger Heasley

Director, External Affairs, First Energy

FAQs

What is Habitat for Humanity of Berks County?

Habitat for Humanity of Berks County is a nonprofit organization focused on providing moderate income families with a decent, safe, and affordable place to live.

Does Habitat give away homes?

No, Habitat homeowners purchase their homes at market value.  In addition, families and individuals provide 200 hours of sweat equity, which includes up to 50 hours of classroom education. At the end of a 12 to 14 month period, the family signs a 30-year affordable mortgage.

Can Habitat for Humanity of Berks County fix my existing home?

Critical repair of currently owned homes is not in the scope of our current work.  Contact 211 for help finding an appropriate organization.

What are the criteria for becoming a Habitat Berks homeowner?

Review the guidelines on our “Own a Home” page.

How are the families and individuals selected?

Families and individuals complete an extensive application and are selected based on income, willingness to partner with Habitat, and need.  Selections are determined by a volunteer-run family selection committee.

What happens when I’m picked for the Habitat program?

You will be notified by both phone and letter and asked to schedule an orientation session with the Director of Family Services.

When can I start my sweat equity hours?

You may begin your 200 sweat equity hours as soon as you are notified that you’ve been accepted into the program. Hours are scheduled through the Director of Family Services.

How long does the process take?

The entire process from application to house dedication typically takes between 18 and 24 months, but much of the timing depends on the completeness of the initial application is and how quickly the homeowner completes their sweat equity hours.

How much do the houses cost?

Habitat Berks homes are sold at market value and are purchased through low-interest, 30-year mortgages. Mortgage payments vary depending on the size of the house and will also be affected by the cost of real estate taxes and homeowners insurance.  With rare exception, we are able to place our homeowners into homes that cost less than or equal to the amount they are paying in rent.

Who can volunteer with Habitat Berks?

Habitat Berks welcomes individuals and groups to work at our ReStore, on our construction sites or in the office. Our greatest need for volunteers is always at our ReStore. You must be at least 18 to volunteer on a construction site. We welcome individuals as young as 16 to volunteer at our ReStore.

How long does the process take?

The entire process from application to house dedication typically takes between 18 and 24 months, but much of the timing depends on the completeness of the initial application is and how quickly the homeowner completes their sweat equity hours.

Here for You

Our vision at Habitat for Humanity of Berks County is to be among the major housing leaders in your community.

Affiliate Office

The Goggleworks
201 Washington Street
Suite 329
Reading, PA 19602

Phone

(610) 373-3439

Email

info@habitatberks.org

Hours

Monday thru Friday 8am – 4pm
Saturday & Sunday Closed

Get In Touch

Habitat for Humanity of Berks County serves people earning a modest wage and pursuing a more prosperous life.