Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity

Habitat Volunteers

Building Homes, Building Hope, Building St. Louis

Habitat for Humanity St Louis (HFHSTL) is a non-profit organization dedicated to eliminating poverty housing in St. Louis city and county.  Selected homebuyers invest their time (350 sweat equity hours) into building and purchasing their own home (30-year mortgage). To learn more about home ownership, click here.

Manchester UMC has been building homes with Habitat for Humanity St Louis since 1997 and is recognized as a Keystone Community Partner.  Manchester UMC volunteers have worked alongside families on many of the 400 Habitat for Humanity homes built in the city and county. 

Thank you to those who supported MO-Hab Ministry!

Manchester UMC and other supporters of MO-Hab recently donated $48,825.48 to Habitat for Humanity St. Louis.  The generosity of many will enable a working family to become homeowners.

The new homeowners put in 350 hours of sweat equity along with Habitat volunteers to build their home.  They are also required to attend classes on budgeting for their monthly mortgage payment, taxes, insurance and home maintenance.

MO-Hab participants pedal bikes, walk & run to raise funds for Habitat for Humanity St. Louis.  An annual gift of $25,000 is made in the spring from donations collected the previous year.  2021 was a phenomenal year as $35,000 was raised for Habitat.  Accumulated donations of $13,825 from 2015-2020 was added to this year’s gift.  

It is exciting that MUMC and MO-Hab supporters are able to help in such a big way this year, exactly when Habitat for Humanity St. Louis has a greater need.

Habitat for Humanity St. Louis is extremely grateful for the generous check of $48,825.48.  MO-Hab is extremely grateful for everyone’s support of their fund-raising efforts. Learn more about MO-Hab.

Current Projects

In 2019, Habitat for Humanity Saint Louis (HFHSL) was selected by the St. Louis Housing Authority as the builder of choice for the final 10 lots of the La Saison development.  La Saison is located just south of downtown in an area just adjacent to LaSalle Park and Lafayette Square It is walking distance to businesses, a full-service grocery and pharmacy, Lafayette Square, Soulard, downtown St. Louis and major bus and light rail lines. The new homes are expected to be 4-bedroom, 2-bath, two-story buildings that complement the neighborhood. The first phase starting in 2019 will include five homes, two of which will be built to universal design standards, with all being built to net-zero ready energy efficiency standards, a common practice of Habitat’s to ensure long-term sustainability for new buyers.

Volunteer

Wednesday Volunteers

There is an ongoing “Wednesday” crew that works most Wednesdays.  If interested in participating one or more of these days, please email the Zensers for more details and to volunteer!

Interested in the next Saturday Work Day?

Be a part of Manchester UMC’s Habitat for Humanity crew work as we work together with the homebuyers to construct their homes.  All skill levels are welcome.  Individuals just be 16 years of age or older, willing to do physical work, and able to work the entire day. Tools provided. Ask a friend to join in with us. Before volunteering, please be sure to complete a Manchester Consent and Release Form.

To learn more about the upcoming Saturday Work Day, please email the Zensers.

Building Homes Since 1997

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