Emporia Area Habitat for Humanity helps individuals and families achieve strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter.

Emporia Area Habitat for Humanity helps individuals and families achieve strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter.

Owning a Home

As active participants in building a better future for themselves and their families, qualified Habitat homebuyers are...

in need of better housing

Potential homebuyers might be dealing with poorly made, unhealthy or inadequate housing; unaffordable rent; homes inaccessible for their disabilities or damaged by natural disasters; or have other shelther needs.

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willing to partner with Emporia Area Habitat

Homebuyers put in hundreds of hours of “sweat equity” helping build their own home and the homes of others in the program. This might also include classes in personal finances, home maintenance and other homeownership topics.

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able to pay an affordable mortgage

Habitat offers homebuyers an affordable mortgage. Their mortgage payments cycle back into the community to help build more affordable houses.

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Lyndsay, Habitat homeowner

“If I hadn’t found Habitat, we would still be in that one-bedroom apartment. And it wasn’t the best of conditions. While constructing the house, I got to know my neighbors. We built each other’s homes, and you can’t get much closer than that. The biggest difference overall is that general sense of security. Just knowing that it’s ours and we make…

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Jennifer, Habitat Homeowner

“I’ve had an amazing year building my Habitat home! I can’t say thank you enough to all of the volunteers, donors and Habitat staff who are helping me accomplish the impossible dream of homeownership. We’re scheduled to close on our home right before Christmas and if the timing is right we’d love to put up…

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