Habitat’s Mission: 
About Manhattan Area Habitat for Humanity:

We are in independent affiliate of Habitat for Humanity, International, serving both Riley and Pottawatomie counties.  We are responsible for developing our own resources and funds to build affordable housing in our area.  We areas if operation are in new construction, rehabilitation, neighborhood revitalization, home repair and affordable housing advocacy.   We are an HFH Aging in Place and a Veteran's Affiliate and address/advocate for these issues as well.  We adhere to Habitat for Humanity's vision: A world where everyone has a decent place to live.

Habitat’s vision: 

A world where everyone has a decent place to live.

Mission statement:  

Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people                                                  together to build homes, communities and hope.

Mission principles:
  • Demonstrate the love of Jesus Christ.
    We undertake our work to demonstrate the love and teachings of Jesus, acting in all ways in accord with the belief that God’s love and grace abound for all, and that we must be “hands and feet” of that love and grace in our world. We believe that, through faith, the miniscule can be multiplied to accomplish the magnificent, and that, in faith, respectful relationships can grow among all people.

  • Focus on shelter.
    We have chosen, as our means of manifesting God’s love, to create opportunities for all people to live in decent, durable shelter. We put faith into action by helping to build, renovate or preserve homes, and by partnering with others to accelerate and broaden access to affordable housing as a foundation for breaking the cycle of poverty.

  • Advocate for affordable housing.
    In response to the prophet Micah’s call to do justice, to love mercy and to walk humbly with God, we promote decent, affordable housing for all, and we support the global community’s commitment to housing as a basic human right. We will advocate for just and fair housing policy to eliminate the constraints that contribute to poverty housing. And, in all of our work, we will seek to put shelter on hearts and minds in such powerful ways that poverty housing becomes socially, politically and religiously unacceptable.

  • Promote dignity and hope.
    We believe that no one lives in dignity until everyone can live in dignity. We believe that every person has something to contribute and something to gain from creating communities in which all people have decent, affordable places to live. We believe that dignity and hope are best achieved through equitable, accountable partnerships.

  • Support sustainable and transformational development.
    We view our work as successful when it transforms lives and promotes positive and lasting social, economic and spiritual change within a community; when it is based on mutual trust and fully shared accomplishment; and when it demonstrates responsible stewardship of all resources entrusted to us.

Non-proselytizing policy:

Habitat for Humanity International and its affiliated organizations will not proselytize. Nor will HFH work with entities or individuals who insist on proselytizing as part of their work with HFH. This means that HFH 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.

  1. Manhattan Area Habitat for Humanity(MAHFH) is an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International(HFHI), and shares the hope and mission of eliminating poverty housing in both our local and global communities.

  2. MAHFH was founded in 1994 by a group of Manhattan, Kansas citizens concerned about the lack of affordable housing in the area. The first home was completed in 1996. 

  3. MAHFH is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization

  4. Our partner families are not given a home, but an opportunity to build confidence, self-worth, and responsibility through home ownership.

  5. In recognition of our global mission, MAHFH regularly tithes to HFHI in order to support decent, affordable housing world-wide, and serve more families.

  6. MAHFH serves Pottawatomie and Riley Counties, with homes built in Manhattan, Ogden, St. George, and Wamego.

  7. Volunteer service is not just encouraged, but necessary to achieving our goals.  Giving members of the community contribute labor, monetary support, and prayer to our mission, involving the community as a whole and growing our family with every new home.

  8. Our Habitat for Humanity ReStore is a Discount Home Improvement Store.  Open to the Public, Habitat ReStore sells new and used building materials, home improvement supplies, furnitureand appliances to raise support for the affiliate. Habitat ReStore and MAHFH are operated by the same organization and share the same goal:  To end poverty housing

  9. September 2019 starts Manhattan Area Habitat for Humanity's 25th Anniversary year

  10. To date, MAHFH has completed 29 homes. 

Manhattan Area Habitat for Humanity




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