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 Daly Habitat Berks

Timothy J. Daley

Executive Director – ext. 305
tdaley@habitatberks.org

Timothy Daly Habitat Berks

Mike Rodino

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

Penny Hummel Habitat Berks

Penny Hummel

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

Eneida Powell Habitat Berks

Eneida Powell

Director of Family Services / Volunteer Coordinator – ext. 307
eneidap@habitatberks.org

Iris Bellman Habitat Berks

Iris Bellman

Office Manager – ext. 303
ibellman@habitatberks.org

Mark Wallace Habitat Berks

Mark Wallace

ReStore General Manager
mwallace@habitatberks.org

Colleen Hyer Habitat Berks

Colleen Hyer

Donation Coordinator
chyer@habitatberks.org

Hector Dorta Habitat Berks

Hector Dorta

ReStore

Tim Marmontello Habitat Berks

Tim Marmontello

ReStore

Mike LeVan Habitat Berks

Mike LeVan

ReStore

Eric Mazur Habitat Berks

Eric Mazur

Construction Foreman

OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Merlin Weaver

President

Compass Real Estate

Mary Himmelberger

Vice-President

Barry Isett & Associates

Jacob Stein

Treasurer

Boscov’s Department Store

Hon. Arthur Grim

Secretary

Retired

William DeFalco

IPP

WSFS Bank

Zac Bugay

Penske Truck Leasing

Jennifer Rivera

FirstEnergy

Mary Ann Moffitt

First National Bank

Dr. Khalid Mumin

Reading School District

Thomas Minick

Alvernia University

Eric Turman

Reading School District High School

Jenniffer Jimenez

Berkshire Hathaway Realtor

Craig Poole

DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton

Anthony DeMarco

Reading Area Community College

Stephen Price

Mogel, Speidel, Bobb & Kershner

Stephen Geiringer

Neighborhood Housing Services of Greater Berks, Inc.

Mitzie Baez

Marriage and Family Therapist

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 guideline on the “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 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 exceptions, 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.

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

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.