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WHAT IS TRUMAN HERITAGE HABITAT FOR HUMANITY?

Truman Heritage Habitat for Humanity was founded in 1989 by local activists who identified the need for affordable housing opportunities in Eastern Jackson County, Missouri and we’re committed to engaging groups of community stakeholders in solving the affordable housing problem.

Truman Heritage Habitat for Humanity offers an opportunity for community residents to partner with families in need of housing, to work side-by-side with volunteers to build homes.

Our mission is to build homes, communities and hope for local families, and our vision is that everyone has a decent place to live. Truman Heritage Habitat for Humanity works toward accomplishing that vision by building strength, stability and self-reliance in partnership with local families and veterans in need of a safe, decent and affordable home. Through shelter we empower.

HOW DOES TRUMAN HERITAGE HABITAT FOR HUMANITY HELP LOCAL FAMILIES?

Families in our community partner with Truman Heritage Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers. They must contribute 400 – 500 hours of “sweat equity” on their project, attend financial education classes, and pay an affordable mortgage.

Truman Heritage Habitat for Humanityl mission and vision, we build homes for local families and veterans in cities and towns in our service area.

Our Service Area: Independence and Blue Springs

HOW DOES TRUMAN HERITAGE HABITAT FOR HUMANITY HOMEOWNERSHIP WORK? ARE HABITAT FOR HUMANITY HOUSES FREE?

Families and veterans in our service area who need of decent, affordable housing apply for homeownership.

Homeownership is based on:

The applicant’s level of need. Families must fall into the 30 – 60% of Area Median Income.
Their willingness to partner with Habitat. Families must give back 300 “sweat equity” hours on their project.
They must attend financial education classes provided by Habitat.
The family must pay an affordable mortgage.
We offer families a hand up—not a hand out!

Truman Heritage Habitat for Humanity follows a nondiscriminatory policy of family selection. Neither race nor religion is a factor in choosing Habitat’s homeowners.

Our program is designed to provide housing options to those who do not qualify for conventional mortgages, while providing support systems to help families help themselves. To find out more about our selection process Click Here.

DOES TRUMAN HERITAGE HABITAT FOR HUMANITY ONLY BUILD NEW HOUSES?

In addition to new construction, Truman Heritage Habitat for Humanity also renovates existing homes in our community. Through our Home Repair program, we help veterans and non-veterans repair and improve their own homes and neighborhoods.

In addition to new construction, Habitat also renovates existing homes in our community.

WHAT ARE HABITAT FOR HUMANITY AFFILIATES?

Each Habitat affiliate coordinates all aspects of Habitat home building in its local area. Your local affiliate is Truman Heritage Habitat for Humanity.

WHAT TOWNS ARE PART OF THIS AFFILIATES SERVICE AREA?

Eastern Jackson County, including Independence & Blue Springs

WHAT KIND OF DONATIONS DOES TRUMAN HERITAGE HABITAT FOR HUMANITY ACCEPT?

Habitat depends on financial donations to fund our work to help local families and veterans to build a place they can call home. Visit our ways to give page to learn more.

We also have two local home improvement stores called Habitat ReStore, which sell reusable and surplus building materials, furniture, appliances, and other items to the public. One-hundred percent of the revenue from our ReStores benefits our mission to build homes, communities, and hope for local families and veterans. Our local ReStores are located at: 505 North Dodgion Avenue Independence, MO 64050 and 1219 NW 7 Highway Blue Springs, MO 64014. Visit our ReStore website to learn more about how you can donate.

For anyone wishing to make donations of services or materials for any of our other programs, please visit our Gifts-In-Kinds page.

For vehicle donations, please visit our Cars for Homes page.

WHAT IS A HABITAT FOR HUMANITY RESTORE?

Habitat for Humanity ReStores are nonprofit home improvement stores and donation centers that sell new and gently used furniture, home accessories, building materials and appliances to the public at a fraction of the retail price. Habitat for Humanity ReStores are owned and operated by local Habitat for Humanity affiliates, and proceeds are used to build strength, stability and self-reliance through affordable housing for local families and veterans.

Our local ReStores are located at 505 North Dodgion Avenue Independence, MO 64050 and 1219 NW 7 Highway Blue Springs, MO 64014. Visit our ReStore website to learn more about how you can help support our cause/donate.

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Truman Heritage Habitat for Humanity of Eastern Jackson County, Missouri complies with the U.S. policy for the achievement of equal housing opportunity throughout the nation. We support an affirmative advertising and marketing program in which there are no barriers to obtaining housing because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, or sources of income.

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Truman Heritage Habitat for Humanity of Eastern Jackson County, Missouri is a Christian, faith-based non-profit. However, we will not offer assistance on the expressed or implied condition that people must adhere to or convert to a particular faith. Questions? Click here to send us a message.