2020 Census Still Hiring Critical Positions

We would like to ensure that the word is getting out regarding the 2020 Census and encouraging you all to do the same! Kansas still has many vacant temporary Census positions (as of last week over 3000) and I would like to encourage you ALL to help get the word out to clients, friends, family,…

Murdock Manhattan Community Spotlight – MAHFH

There are various organizations all doing their part to help the communities of Manhattan, Junction City, and Wamego, and that includes Manhattan Area Habitat for Humanity. With the generous help from volunteers, their mission is to create a world in which everyone has a place to live and roof over their head. Please read the…

MAHFH Year End Review & Appeal

Dear Friend, The Biblical story of Christmas is, of course, the story of the birth of Jesus. It is the story of God becoming human to save us from ourselves. It is also a story of a young couple, trying to find an affordable, safe, decent place to start their family. Mary and Joseph made…

Housing’s Effects on Child Development

The connection between a decent place to live and a healthy kid was a “eureka” moment, says Dr. Megan T. Sandel, an associate professor of pediatrics at the Boston University Schools of Medicine and Public Health. She also is a nationally recognized expert on housing and child health and development. The light for her went…

MAHFH Breaks Ground on Bennett Build

It was a beautiful morning spent with Manhattan Area Habitat for Humanity! I am truly blessed to be part of this. A home for everyone! Today was ground breaking day for the Harrison Family. In Mr. Harrison’s speech this morning he quoted from Hebrews. Hebrews 3:4 “For every house is built by someone, but God…

Success Stories: Habitat’s Advocacy Achievements

The Cost of Home campaign builds on Habitat for Humanity’s strong record of advocacy achievements throughout the U.S. and on the unparalleled reputation of our network of more than 1,200 U.S. affiliates. Over the next five years, we commit to mobilizing our local Habitat organizations, our partners, our volunteers and community members across the country…

Cost of Home

Families all across the United States are paying too high a price to cover the cost of their home. Rents and homeownership costs are skyrocketing, while wages are not keeping pace. Far too often, families struggle to make ends meet. Everywhere you look—cities, suburbs, rural areas—the stability that home should bring remains out of reach…

Quality of Housing Central to Childhood Development

As child development experts, we seek to increase understanding of how children’s contexts — that is the primary settings in which they are raised — affect children’s chances of growing into healthy, productive, contributing members of society. Through both our own research and other work in our field, we have gained great insights into the…

MAHFH Celebrates 25 Years of Service

What do you know about the Manhattan Area Habitat for Humanity (MAHFH)? This was a question we asked numerous people within the age groups of teens to adults, and their answers were varied but still showed us that there is more advocacy necessary on our part to properly spread the message of our purpose. Moreover,…