• EVERY AMERICAN

    FAMILY DESERVES

    A safe and affordable place to live.

    The waitlist for an affordable home

    has increased every year since 2006.

  • Affordable housing is a basic human right

    Yet nowhere in the U.S. can a family afford a modest two-bedroom apartment on a minimum wage income. Nearly half of all renters spent more than 30 percent of their income on housing, while a quarter of all renters spent more than 50 percent of their income on housing.

  • Kansas City Charity Services

    builds a better future for low income families

    We have developed strategies for providing affordable housing to low-income families (families which have become dispossessed due to changes in economic conditions). Our programs are designed to provide home ownership within 10 years with monthly payments of $500.00 - $750.00 per month.

  • Housing Rehabilitation & Renovation

    Kansas City Charity Services has been instrumental in improving housing in the greater Kansas City area, specifically in the Town Fork/Blue Hills area (63rd Swope ParkWay to 47th Paseo). Our accomplishments include acquistion and renovation of 7 vacant and abandoned houses in the Town Fork/Blue Hills area. Below are some addresses, before and after pictures of some houses which we still have available. (Click on Address to see additional pictures)

    2 Bedroom, 1 Bath

    4938 Agnes Ave​, Kansas City, Missouri

    100% Project Based Section 8 to home ownership program.

    • Refinished Basement, Stove, Refrigerator
    • New Kitchen (New Cabinets, Ceramic Tile floor and backsplash, Microwave Hood, Stove, Refrigerator)
    • New Bathroom (New Stool, New Vanity, New Mirror, Ceramic Tile Flooring, Ceramic Tile Tub Surround)
    • New Plumbing, Upgraded Wiring, Refinished Hardwood Floors
    • New doors - Interior and Exterior,Wrought Iron Front and Rear Screens 
    • Refinished Basement, Landscaping.

    2 Bedroom, 1 Bath

    4938 Chestnut, Kansas City, Missouri

    100% Project Based Section 8 to home ownership program.

    • Refinished Basement, Stove, Refrigerator
    • New Kitchen (New Cabinets, Ceramic Tile floor and backsplash, Microwave Hood, Stove, Refrigerator), 
    • New Bathroom (New Stool, New Vanity, New Mirror, Ceramic Tile Flooring, Ceramic Tile Tub Surround)
    • New Plumbing, Upgraded Wiring, Refinished Hardwood Floors, 
    • New doors - Interior and Exterior, 
    • Refinished Basement, Refinished Front and Rear Deck, Landscaping.

    3 Bedroom, 1 Bath

    5723 Olive, Kansas City, Missouri

    100% Project Based Section 8 to home ownership program.

    • New Kitchen (New Cabinets, Ceramic Tile floor and backsplash, Microwave Hood, Stove, Refrigerator)
    • New Bathroom (New Stool, New Vanity, New Mirror, Ceramic Tile Flooring, Ceramic Tile Tub Surround)
    • New Plumbing, Upgraded Wiring, New Carpet, New doors Interior and Exterior,
    • Refinished Basement, New Rear Deck & Patio Doors, Wrought Iron Front and Rear Screens, Landscaping, Screened Front Porch.

    2 Bedroom, 1 Bath

    5714 Olive, Kansas City, Missouri

    100% Project Based Section 8 to home ownership program.

    • Upgraded Kitchen (Refinished Cabinets, Ceramic Tile floor, Wainscoat, Stove, Refrigerator)
    • Upgraded Bathroom (New Stool, New Vanity, New Mirror, Ceramic Tile Flooring, Ceramic Tile Tub Surround)
    • New Plumbing, Upgraded Wiring, New carpet downstairs, Refinished Hardwood Floors upstairs 
    • New Exterior doors, Refinished Basement, Wrought Iron Front and Rear Screens, Landscaping.
  • Improving Our Communities

    Putting a family into ownership at a monthly payment less than their monthly rental rate.

    Transforming places into communities where all people can thrive.

    Neighborhood Stabilization

    The key to creating and transforming community is to see the power in the small but important element of being with others. To stabilize a community, you’ve got to eliminate the vacant eyesores that are constant reminders of deterioration and disinvestment. In order to create a stable community, it’s important to recognize communities evolve constantly and with that comes changes that may affect long term residents of a community. It is critical not to stop change but to find ways to ensure long term residents remain in their communities through these changes.

  • Housing Shortage

    Housing is the key to reducing intergenerational poverty and increasing economic mobility. Research shows that increasing access to affordable housing is the most cost-effective strategy for reducing childhood poverty and increasing economic mobility in the United States.

     

    Stanford economist Raj Chetty found that children who moved to lower poverty neighborhoods saw their earnings as adults increase by approximately 31%, an increased likelihood of living in better neighborhoods as adults, and a lowered likelihood of becoming a single parent.