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With a little help we all have the potential to stand on our own. 

Strength, stability, and self-reliance through shelter.

Thank you for your interest in becoming a Topeka Habitat homeowner. We believe everyone should have a safe, affordable place to call home.

To carry out our vision, we partner with individuals and families from application through construction, to the affordable mortgaging of the property to the new owner(s).

By working with us from beginning to end, we can help prospective individuals prepare for the various responsibilities of homeownership, including learning about personal finances, mortgages, maintenance and upkeep of homes, and much more.

Topeka Habitat’s path to home ownership is an important and in-depth process requiring hard work, time and dedication. But this helps ensure the long-term success of Topeka Habitat homeowners.


Applications for Topeka Habitat Homeowner Selection for 2024-2025 builds will be available July 18th - August 16th. Application packets can be picked up at Topeka Habitat Homebuyer Information Meetings (dates to be announced soon) or at the ReStore, 121 NE Gordon St. beginning July 18, 2024 and must be returned by August 16, 2024 at 4pm for applications to be considered. Please ask a staff member for assistance.

To learn more you can attend one of our 2024 Topeka Habitat Homebuyer Information Meetings:

  •  Sessions will be announced prior to the application period and will be offered in English and Spanish

The Application Deadline is August 16, 2024

How do I learn more about the program?

Homeowner orientation sessions are held once a year. These orientations are not mandatory, but beneficial to help understand the process and  commitments of the program. 

How does the process work?


Family selection is a competitive process based on three criteria: 


  • Ability and willingness to make payments to a zero-interest mortgage

  • A demonstrable need for safe and affordable housing

  • The willingness to partner with our organization; this will include but is not limited to regular meetings with the habitat team, completion of assigned sweat equity hours, home maintenance classes, and financial counseling.

The Homeowner application process is a multi-step comprehensive look at the finances and circumstances of all persons that would reside in the Habitat home.

Homeowner applications are reviewed by the Family Selection Committee and the selection criteria does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, age, ability, health, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, family status or marital status. 

Homeowner selections take place once a year.  Applications cannot be submitted for consideration outside of this time, information on how to be notified that we are accepting applications is above. 

This is a lengthy process—the time from application to closing on your Habitat home can take from 12 to 24 months. 


Families and individuals who applied in the past but were not selected are eligible to reapply. 

Topeka Habitat for Humanity does not own any rental dwellings, coordinate temporary/permanent home placements, assist with moving from one dwelling to another, nor act as landlords for mortgage holders.

We're here to help and can answer questions you have about the home ownership program. Please contact us at (785) 234-4322..


If you have questions about the process, contact us.

We're here to help and can answer any questions you have about home ownership. Please contact us at (785) 234-4322. 

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