Habitat Blog

Building Community with Diaper Donation

On Friday September 22nd, Habitat for Humanity of Kansas City staff delivered some 3,300+ diapers to Operation Breakthrough. A neighboring non-profit, Operation Breakthrough’s kindred mission seeks to provide a safe, loving and educational environment for children in poverty and to empower their families through advocacy, emergency aid and education. Beginning with this two-week effort in Read more »

Catching Habititis during Rock the Block

Habitat for Humanity of Kansas City President/CEO Pat Turner addressed eager early risers Wednesday Sept. 20th and Saturday Sept. 30th. To inspire nearly 500 volunteers at these two events, Turner quoted a favorite saying of Habitat for Humanity Founder Millard Fuller. Fuller frequently claimed that volunteers, homeowners, and sponsors working side-by-side in their city inevitably Read more »

Passing of James B. Nutter, Sr.

Habitat for Humanity of Kansas City is deeply saddened by the recent passing of James B. Nutter, Sr. Mr. Nutter was a Kansas City institution whose legacy is not simply one of business success, but one of generosity towards many Kansas City organizations. Habitat for Humanity of Kansas City was a recipient of Mr. Nutter’s Read more »

KC NARI Partnered to Rehab a Historic Home in Kansas City

This year Habitat for Humanity of Kansas City and Kansas City National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) partnered to rehab a historic three story home in the Boston Heights and Mount Hope neighborhood. The home was acquired through the Kansas City Land Bank and had been sitting vacant for more than 15 years. 3023 Highland Read more »

Ben Carson nominated to be HUD Secretary

Dr. Ben Carson nominated to be HUD Secretary In January, the rumors were confirmed when President-Elect Trump nominated Dr. Ben Carson to be the next Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  Despite a wide range of reaction expressed by the affordable housing community, policymakers, and the media, Habitat’s response was that Read more »

Green Kitchen Remodel Trends and What You Can Donate In the Process

Green Kitchen Remodel Trends and What You Can Donate In the Process Courtni Wisenbaker-Scheel Whether you’re looking to update your forever home or make your flip more appealing for prospective buyers, kitchen remodels are worth the investment. This isn’t always the case for the planet, though! Most renovations introduce a plethora of chemicals into the Read more »