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 housing

  • show steady income and fall within specific                                                                                            income guidelines (see chart below)

  • 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 Pottawatomie                                                                                                    County



 Minimum Income of $25,200/year required to purchase a home (dependent upon family size)

The first step for interested parties 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 as part of the application for a Habitat home. MAHFH will hold orientation sessions in advance of each home build to select occupants for that particular home.  Applications will be available to the public in advance of each build - but attendance at  the Orientation is a MANDATORY part of the application process.  

2020 Homeowner Orientation Sessions  

  • Monday, March 9, 5:30pm at the Habitat ReStore (514 Pillsbury Drive, Manhattan)

  • Saturday, March 14, 10:00am at the Habitat ReStore (514 Pillsbury Drive, Manhattan)


Watch this page and our Facebook Page for Orientation dates, times and locations

You must attend an Orientation as a requirement of your Homeowner application.  

Questions?  Email

Habitat Homebuyer Education
Homebuyer education is a critical component of our partnership with selected households.  Workshops cover topics from home insurance and budgeting to seasonal maintenance and simple repairs.  Your attendance is required at these workshops.

Sweat Equity

Future homeowners are required to perform a certain number of hours work on their home, other homes and Habitat for Humanity projects.  It is the "willingness to partner" component and is very important and mutually beneficial for both the homeowner and MAHFH.

We 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.

Manhattan Area Habitat for Humanity



(785) 537-7545


MAHFH Offices/Habitat ReStore

514 Pillsbury Drive, Manhattan

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