Grantee Spotlight

 

Mission Statement: Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity of Kansas City brings people together to build homes, community and hope.
Vision Statement: A world where everyone has a decent place to live.

Organizational History:

Habitat for Humanity of Kansas City is a 501(c)(3)organization working to strengthen families and communities by increasing the number of quality, affordable homes for single-family residents in the Greater Kansas City area. We endeavor to create opportunities for low-income families to develop equity and independence through homeownership. We believe in building strength, stability and self-reliance through affordable shelter.

Since 1979 we have built, renovated, or repaired more than 850 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 programs, in concert with collaborative relationships with other agencies.

We continue to face an increasing demand for our services. One in four individuals in our country live in sub-standard housing. This translates into more than 500,000 people in the greater Kansas City metropolitan area alone. Habitat KC receives requests for housing help and education every day.  Our affiliate receives more than 1,000 referrals annually for low-income families in need of affordable housing services and more than 600 families attend Habitat KC’s Homeowner Information sessions each year. These families reach out to Habitat KC because without us they cannot secure safe, decent, and affordable housing.

 

The chart below represents the counties currently served by Habitat KC and the correlating poverty statistics:

County % Below Federal Poverty Level
Clay, MO 8.8%
Platte, MO 7.69%
Jackson, MO 17.8%
Leavenworth 11.4%
Wyandotte, KS 23.9%
Johnson, KS 5.29%

 

Habitat for Humanity of Kansas City is committed to our mission and will continue doing all we can to meet the challenges it entails, both in the short and long term. It will take all of our community stakeholders’ support and collaboration to transform these blighted neighborhoods, and to improve the quality of life for the thousands of families living in them.

For more information about Habitat for Humanity Kansas City visit their website.