Who we are
We believe every nail hammered, every wall raised, is a rejection of hate and a step toward a future where everyone – irrespective of class, color or creed – has a decent life.
Building strength, stability, self-reliance, shelter, and hope
Since 1984 we have built 107 houses and renovated or repaired hundreds more. Topeka Habitat for Humanity builds strong and stable neighborhoods by building strong and stable homes.
To break the cycle of poverty, low and medium income individuals and families need their income spent on housing that provides a decent, affordable place to thrive and build wealth through home ownership.
Safe, decent and affordable shelter plays an absolutely critical role in helping individuals and families create a new cycle, one filled with possibilities and progress.
Affordable home ownership fosters the skills and confidence individuals and families need to invest in themselves and their communities. The outcomes can be long-lasting and life-changing.
To promote affordable housing for low-income individuals in Shawnee County.
A community where everyone has a decent place to live.
A Topeka Habitat home provides a strong foundation for individuals and families—an opportunity on which they can build a better life. Families in need of a decent place to live build safe and affordable homes in partnership with Topeka Habitat for Humanity.
Strong and stable homes help build strong and stable communities. Topeka Habitat families are empowered to overcome the barriers that so often stand between their families and better, healthier, more financially stable lives.
With a little help, Topeka Habitat homeowners are able to achieve the strength and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves and their families. Research shows a direct correlation between housing quality and the well-being of children. Surveys of Topeka Habitat homeowners show improved grades, better financial health, and parents who are more sure they can meet their family’s needs.
Decent shelter provides the solid foundation for all of this. It’s the platform on which a family lives out today’s realities and prepares for tomorrow’s transformations. Every Topeka Habitat house changes lives: those of the families who help build them and pay an affordable mortgage or loan and all those who offer them a hand up in a time of need.
All people are welcome at Topeka Habitat
All who desire to be a part of Topeka Habitat's work are welcome. We build with people in need- regardless of race, sex, color, age, ability, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, family status or marital status and welcome volunteers and supporters from all backgrounds. Habitat for Humanity International and its affiliated organizations will not proselytize, nor work with entities or individuals who insist on proselytizing as part of their work with Habitat for Humanity. Topeka 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.
Your support and trust is vital to our mission. Transparency, ethical accounting, and faithful stewardship of your generosity are at the foundation of how we operate. We strive to ensure our donors experience high-quality interactions with us that foster longterm engagement and investment. We invite you to review our 2018 IRS Form 990 and our 2018 Statement of Impact.
Our board and staff
For 35 years we've served the Topeka community by building strength, stability, self-reliance, and hope for individuals and families. We would like to introduce you to the team that works hard to fulfill the Topeka Habitat for Humanity mission.