Wichita Habitat for Humanity partners with people in Sedgwick County who are interested in improving their lives through homeownership. Our homeownership program offers qualified homebuyers free hands-on training to be successful homeowners and the opportunity for a 20-30 year affordable mortgage.
Thank you for your interest. We are not accepting applications right now. Check back and we'll update this page when we do.
Questions about our homeownership program? Call our office or contact staff by emailing [email protected].
FREE FINANCIAL LITERACY COURSES! Do you want to learn and improve your money skills so you can make smarter decisions about your finances? These courses are not only for people in our program. They are FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. They are on Tuesdays from 6-7:30 p.m. at our offices, 130 E. Murdock St. You do not need to register to attend.
- Tree and Shrub Maintenance. Tuesday, Oct. 3.
- Homebuying 101. Tuesday, Oct. 10.
- Money Smart 4: Managing Debt and Using Credit Cards. Tuesday, Oct. 17. Understanding debts is the first step to managing it.
- Being a Good Neighbor. Tuesday, Oct. 24.
- No Class Tuesday, Oct. 31.
- Money Smart 5. Tuesday, November 7. Ways to build assets, including buying a car and getting training and education.
- Legal Issues. Tuesday, November 14. Learn about assets, equity, liens. We will talk about life insurance, wills, advance directives, probate and foreclosure in Kansas.
- Home Maintenance. Tuesday, November 21.
People partner with us and build their homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. They achieve the stability and independence they need to build a better life.
- Need for housing: Crowded, substandard, or cost-burdensome living conditions.
- Ability to pay: Steady income to be able to pay the 0% interest mortgage and living expenses. Household income must be between 35-80% of the median income for Sedgwick County.
- Willingness to partner: Complete 250-400 hours of sweat equity hours, volunteering on construction site and attending homebuyer education classes.
"The mortgage is affordable!" - Martecia
"The impact of owning my own home is huge," says Martecia, a Wichita Habitat homeowner since 2014. "I'm no longer renting or living with my parents. I come home at the end of the day and it's my own home."'
Martecia loves to garden and she's able to plant flowers everywhere and have a vegetable garden. Her daughter loves their home, too, especially the backyard. "It's our home!"
Sedgwick County Median
|Household Size||Gross Annual Income|
|1||$20,860 - $47,580|
|2||$23,835 - $54,480|
|3||$26,810 - $61,280|
|4||$29,785 - $68,080|
|5||$32,200 - $73,600|
|7||$36,960 - $84,480|
|8||$39,340 - $89,920|
Frequently Asked Questions
We build quality, energy efficient homes in eye-catching styles that vary among our different neighborhoods, but they’re all built with the same high standards of excellence.
Wichita Habitat for Humanity is proud that we have been building Energy Star certified homes since 2007. These homes are 20-30% more efficient than standard homes, which significantly reduces our homeowners’ electric bills. Monthly utilities for gas and electric bills combined in a Habitat home average $150.
The certification requires the following:
- Effective Insulation Systems
- Efficient Heating and Cooling Equipment
- ENERGY STAR Qualified Lighting and Appliances
- High-Performance Windows
- Tight Construction and Ducts
The size of the home depends upon the number of people in the household. Our two, three, four and five bedrooms are comfortable and affordable to meet the needs of your family,