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Tornado & Flooding Survivors

We are lucky that we have a home that is move-in ready at this point.  If you are a survivor of the recently flooding or tornado in our area, our typical program process will not apply.  You will potentially be able to move into the home immediately and fulfill the program requirements over the next year. 

Please attend the meeting on June 22nd at 12:30 pm for more information!  

Applications accepted thru June 28th, 2019

Are you interested in becoming a Habitat homeowner? We currently have a five bedroom home that is READY for a family to move into. In light of the tornado and flooding, we are proud to open up our homeownership application process in order to find a qualified family for this one home. We will be holding an informational meeting this Saturday, June 22nd at 12:30 pm for anyone interested in learning more. Applications can be picked-up at this meeting. If you cannot attend the meeting, please call 635-8439 for more information. Preference will be given to family that was displaced from tornado or flood. #JCStrong

The class will cover the basics of our program, how to apply, the income and other qualifications for the program as well as what happens once admitted into the program. This class is free and open to the public.

Please feel free to bring your spouse/significant other or a friend to the meeting. Our Executive Director will be leading the meetings and she will be around after the meeting in case you have personal questions you wish to ask.

PLEASE RSVP FOR THE MEETING BY CALLING 573-635-8439!! Don't miss your opportunity to learn more about the Habitat for Humanity program and how you might be able to become a Habitat homeowner.

We are pledged to the letter and spirit of U.S. policy for the achievement of equal housing opportunity throughout the Nation. We encourage and support an affirmative advertising and marketing program in which there are no barriers to obtaining housing because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin.
Download the application packet here.  Please note that you are still encouraged to attend the informational class to ask questions and see if our program is a good fit for you!  

Application Packet June 2019
 Today, 1 in 6 families pay half or more of their income on their rent or mortgage, often choosing between paying for
housing or nutritious food, reliable transportation or even life-saving medicine. That is unacceptable.

Your home shouldn’t cost you anywhere near half your paycheck. Home shouldn’t cost you your health or your kids’ education.

Visit to learn more. 

River City Habitat for Humanity, an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, is a nonprofit housing organization working in the Jefferson City area.  Our vision is  a world where everyone has a decent place to live.  We work toward that vision by building strength, stability and self-reliance in partnership with families in need of decent and affordable housing. Habitat homeowners build their homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. 

River City Habitat for Humanity began in 1992 and we have built over 100 homes in Jefferson City for families in need. We build quality, low cost homes that are then sold to families at 0% interest over 25 years. The monthly mortgage payments made by families then go into a revolving fund to help build more homes.

In addition to building homes, we also operate a a 16,000 square foot home improvement center called the ReStore.  People donate new or gently used building materials, household goods, furniture and more which we then turn around and sell at a bargain price.  Money raised is then used to build homes for families in need!  

River City Habitat for Humanity is an ecumenical Christian housing ministry whose objective is to eliminate poverty housing from the Jefferson City area. We work with eligible low-income families to build quality low-cost houses which are sold to the families without profit, and financed for them on a no-interest basis.  Monthly payments made by the families then go into a fund which is used to build houses with other families.  Funds and building materials are donated by individuals, churches, businesses and other organizations.  Construction labor and support of the organization is provided by volunteers.
We work with individuals and families who earn between 30%- 60% of the median income in Cole County.  To qualify for our program, you must demonstrate a NEED for safe housing, have the ABILITY to pay a 25 year mortgage and be WILLING to partner with River City Habitat for Humanity. 
River City Habitat for Humanity began building homes in 1992.  In 1999, we launched a new venture called the Habitat ReStore, a home improvement  store and donation center that sells building materials, appliances, new and gently used furniture, and home accessories at a fraction of the retail price. It is owned and operated by River City Habitat for Humanity, and all proceeds from the store go towards the mission of building affordable homes in Jefferson City. 
A 16 member Board of Directors meets monthly to determine policy and to oversee operations.  Heavily dependent on volunteer labor, River City Habitat for Humanity operates with one full-time Executive Director, a full-time Construction Manager and two additional part-time staff members.  Input from various volunteer committees also contribute to the operations of the organization.