Own a Habitat Home

Manhattan Area Habitat for Humanity typically builds one to two homes per year. We build in Riley and Pottawatomie counties.

Our partner families are not given a home, but an opportunity to build confidence, self-worth, and responsibility through home ownership. In order to partner with MAHFH, families must:

  • have a need for adequate housingHUD income guidelines 2017
  • show steady income and fall within specific income guidelines (see chart at right)
  • make regular mortgage payments on a no-interest loan
  • contribute sweat-equity hours to the building of their home
  • live or work in Riley County or PottawatomieCounty

The first step for interested families is to call Chris Burke at Housing and Credit Counseling, Inc (HCCI) at 785-234-0217 or 800-383-0217 and schedule Credit Counseling.  Applicants then must attend an orientation session before they can apply for a home. MAHFH will hold four orientation sessions in 2018 where Homeowner applications will be handed out at each session.

2018 Homeowner Orientation Sessions
January 8th, at 7:00 pm at the Manhattan Public Library.  You only need attend one session to receive your Homeowner application.

If you would like to  reserve your spot for one of our Homeowner Orientations please click here.

Homebuyer Readiness Workshops
Manhattan Area Habitat for Humanity will have 10 Homebuyer Readiness Workshops in 2017.  Your attendance is required at these workshops for you to qualify to own a Habitat home.  Please RSVP for our upcoming Homebuyer Readiness Workshops by clicking here.

Equal Housing OpportunityWe are pledged to the letter and spirit of U.S. policy for the achievement of equal housing opportunity throughout the nation. We encourage and support an affirmative advertising and marketing program in which there are no barriers in obtaining housing services because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin.