Who We Are

At Habitat for Humanity of Kansas City, we help families in Kansas City, and the surrounding counties, build strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter.

Building hope in Kansas City since 1979

Since 1979 we have built, renovated or repaired more than 700 homes in Wyandotte, Leavenworth and Johnson counties in Kansas, and Clay, Platte and Jackson counties in Missouri. In addition to providing affordable housing, Habitat KC has helped thousands of families through our financial literacy and HOPE program.

As the seventh oldest affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, and the largest nonprofit homebuilder in the Kansas City area, Habitat of Kansas City builds strong and stable neighborhoods by building strong and stable homes. We believe that to break the cycle of poverty, low and medium income families need their income spent on housing to serve two purposes: provide a decent, affordable place to raise a family and build wealth through home ownership.

STRENGTH

A Habitat home provides a strong foundation for a family, an opportunity on which they can build a better life.

STABILITY

A Habitat home is a stabilizing force for a family and for the communities that surround them.

SELF-RELIANCE

Habitat helps homeowners help themselves through sweat equity, financial education and an affordable mortgage.

SHELTER

Habitat knows that a safe and decent shelter provides everyone the chance to meet their potential and thrive.

Our Mission

Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope.

Our Vision

A world where everyone has a decent place to live.

Why Housing Matters

The need for affordable housing is immense, and the lasting impact it can have on families is undeniable. A safe, decent, and affordable home offers families and individuals the opportunity to take care of themselves and build their own futures.

Caught in punishing cycles of unpredictable rent increases, overcrowded conditions or lack of access to land and affordable financing, the families served by Habitat for Humanity of Kansas City are under the constant burden of stress and fear. That is why we build. When a family can leave that cycle behind and create a decent, affordable place to live, everything can change.

According to research by the National Low Income Housing Coalition, U.S., renters need to earn a wage of $22.10/hr in order to afford a modest, two-bedroom rental home.

More than half of all adults have made at least one tradeoff in the past three years to cover their rent or mortgage according to research by Habitat for Humanity. Tradeoffs include taking a second job, cutting back on health care and healthy food, and moving to less safe neighborhoods.

One in five children in the United States lives in a family who resides in extremely poor conditions according to the National Center for Children in Poverty. These conditions are shown to affect a child’s ability to learn.

Homeownership has been linked to a general willingness to work with one’s neighbors to achieve common goals according to A Place to Call Home: The Social Dimensions of Homeownership.

Affordable housing enables people to pay for other basic needs such as health care, utilities and groceries. Affordable housing also allows families to save more wealth for the future.

Decent, healthy and safe housing supports early childhood development according to Dr. Megan Sandel, associate professor of pediatrics at the Boston University Schools of Medicine and Public Health.

How Habitat Helps

Habitat works when everyone works together. From donors to volunteers to hard-working homeowners; everyone has a part to play!

We know there are more than 13,000 families in Kansas City struggling to find affordable housing. Habitat for Humanity of Kansas City partners with families to provide strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter. Through this partnership, each family has the opportunity to build or rehab and purchase their own decent home with an affordable zero-interest mortgage. When hard-working families are surrounded and supported by determined volunteers and generous donors, a future full of opportunity is built.

During the 2017-2018 fiscal year, Habitat for Humanity of Kansas City bettered the lives of 307 families in our six-county service area. Click the button below to see more incredible statistics!

Everyone is Welcome at Habitat

Habitat for Humanity International and its affiliated organizations will not proselytize. Nor will Habitat for Humanity work with entities or individuals who insist on proselytizing as part of their work with Habitat for Humanity. This means that Habitat for Humanity will not offer assistance on the expressed or implied condition that people must adhere to or convert to a particular faith or listen and respond to messaging designed to induce conversion to a particular faith. Please see our non-proselytizing policy for more details.

Fiscal Responsibility

Your support means the world to us so, we work tirelessly to be a faithful steward of your generosity. We know it’s important to you that your donation is being used effectively. It’s important to us, too. That’s why we believe in, and practice, transparency, ethical accounting and donor stewardship. Below you will find our annual fiscal reporting including our Annual Report, audited Financial Statements and IRS Form 990.

Habitat KC 2017 Annual ReportHabitat KC 2017 AuditHabitat KC 2016 Form 990

Our Board and Staff

For nearly 40 years, it’s been our privilege and honor to see people join together to build and renovate homes that offer hard-working families the opportunity to live life from a position of strength, stability, and self-reliance. Click below to meet the team that is working to bring safe, affordable housing in Kansas City and the surrounding counties. Do you share our passion? Reach out to us by using the “Contact Us” button below.

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