House Donation Group is registered as The Creative Solutions Institute and is a 501(c)3 charitable non-profit organization, Federal EIN# 26-0397601, Washington State UBI# 602-737-191. We have been accepting donated houses since 2016.
We work with house owners to save their houses from demolition, and to support charitable housing programs for those in need.
Board of Directors
Executive Director – Geoff Daigle – BS, MSc – President, Daigle Design
Dr. Michele Henney – BS, MBA, PhD – Professor, Program Manager, Finance and Securities Analysis Center at Lundquist College of Business, University of Oregon
Yolanka Wulff – BA, JD – Attorney, Program Director, Sustainable Aviation Alliance
Tatiana Dudley – EA, MBA – Tax Consultant, TDX Consulting
Our group's executive director saved, moved and lived in a recycled house in 2001 and another in 2008. He and his wife saw other good houses torn down, that could easily have been saved.
The main reasons were:
1. Owners were not aware houses could be removed and reused, usually at a cost lower than demolition.
2. Owners had little financial incentive to not demolish their houses.
Even owners who agreed to have their houses removed and reused, only avoided the demolition costs, while not benefitting from any charitable donation deduction. Most often, desirable houses were being needlessly torn down because there was no program in place for owners to donate their houses. That was the inspiration for House Donation Group.
Our goal has been to give house owners a worthwhile incentive to recycle their houses, while simultaneously generating funds for important charitable housing programs.
Recyling houses is:
1. Good for the environment
2. Good for the house donor
3. Good for the house buyer
4. Good for the housing programs we help fund
It’s a win, win . . . win, win.