The Fuller Center for Housing of Greater Kansas City MO is a local Covenant Partner organization of The Fuller Center for Housing. The Fuller Center for Housing is a Christian 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that seeks to eradicate poverty housing by promoting partnerships with individuals and community groups to build and rehabilitate homes for people in need.
The Fuller Center of Greater Kansas City’s Vision
The United Nations estimates that more than 1 billion people around the world live in substandard housing — including millions in the United States. In the Greater Kansas City MO area research and public data show that thousands of people live in substandard conditions as well.
How we accomplish our work
The Fuller Center of Kansas City seeks partnerships within our communities that bring together churches, schools, businesses and civic organizations to build decent, affordable homes for people who are unable to secure adequate housing by conventional means. Under the guidance of The Fuller Center for Housing, the Fuller Center of Kansas City works in partnership with other service-oriented organizations and countless volunteers to build and repair homes. All homeowners work hand-in-hand with volunteers to build their own homes, which are then sold to them on terms they can afford — based on no-profit, no-interest loans. With some smaller renovation projects, an innovative payment program, called “The Greater Blessing Program” is utilized, whereby recipients promise to repay the loan amount without signing an actual mortgage agreement. They decide the monthly amount they can afford to repay and the period of time that it will take to repay the cost of repairs. There is no legal obligation to repay these loans. It is a leap of faith in the basic goodness of humankind and is proving to be very successful.
The Fuller Center is committed to keeping administrative costs low to ensure that the maximum amount of funds go toward building and repairing homes for people who need them.
Where we are currently building homes
The Fuller Center of Kansas City started its first home in Clay County in partnership with other local nonprofits, churches and organizations starting in Fall 2009. We have also carried out projects in Jackson and Platte Counties. Additional projects are being identified and sought throughout the Northland and other parts of the city where the need is great.