Once families move into their own home, many issues may come up, from financial problems to home maintenance issues. We offer a variety of workshops on these issues at our office, and do our best to notify all Habitat homeowner families about those sessions. If you haven't received communication from us in a while, please contact us and make sure we have your current contact information. If email isn't convenient for you, please call our office at 816-924-1096.
Below are some documents and links to websites that you may find helpful as a homeowner. Please note that these businesses and events do not have a direct connection to Habitat for Humanity Kansas City, but are merely listed as resources that may help you.
HRES Energy Solutions Tour October 2, 2010 - Come check out the latest options for saving energy and money around the house! This event features FREE presentations and exhibits highlighting many options for your home and an optional bus tour to see some of these techniques in action. Space is limited and there is a cost for the bus tours. For more information go to www.KCSolar.org
Recipes for Financial Fitness Put together by Habitat for Humanity International, this toolkit is for anyone wanting to learn how to manage their personal finances. Several topics are covered, including how to save, credit, protecting your identity and more!
Habitat KC ReStore Our homeowners are required to work some of their sweat equity hours at our ReStore, but all homeowners can benefit by shopping here! ReStore has all kinds of things to help you fix up your home - lumber, ceramic tile, tubs, sinks, countertops, lighting fixtures, paint, etc. All materials are donated - some new and some used - but prices are CHEAP and all money made by the store helps Habitat KC build more houses! Inventory changes daily so you'll want to keep checking back.
HUD's Hope for Homeowners Program If you or someone you know is having trouble making mortgage payments or is facing foreclosure, this program might be able to help. The website gives you information and a toll free phone number.
Christmas In October This local program uses volunteers to help rebuild and fix up prescreened homes in specific neighborhoods. Applications to have your home be a project are available on this website.
Learn About Your Credit Score This article gives information about how credit scores are determined, talks about some changes that started in summer 2008, and things you can do to help your score.
Tips to Save Money Learn ways your family can save money and be financially successful during tough economic times. While geared specifically towards military families, these are good tips for anyone to follow.
Do It Yourself This website gives lots of ideas and instruction for home repair and improvement projects.
Making Good Credit Work for You in a Down Economy Having a good credit score can lead to numerous financial advantages, even when the overall economy is struggling. This article shows you how to take advantage of your good credit in bad times, and explains how doing so can set you up for success when the good times inevitably return.