Spoken by Abraham Lincoln more than 140 years ago, those simple words eloquently convey a timeless truth. Homeownership and housing are essential to the strength and vitality of a nation; their value is virtually immeasurable.
Homeownership is the cornerstone of family security, stability and prosperity. It strengthens communities, encourages civic responsibility and provides a solid foundation from which Americans can work to support their families, enhance their communities and achieve their personal goals.
At Interfaith we not only help meet immediate housing needs, but empower people to move past their current circumstance to a life of independence and financial self-sufficiency.
After almost a year of dreaming, saving, working and planning - the Seachrists are set to spend the new year in their new home.
We are eternally grateful for the important work of the Hutchinson Community Foundation and their continued partnership in addressing housing issues, building community and alleviating poverty in Reno County. Interfaith was honored to be one of 27 non-profits to receive a portion of more than $213,000 in grants at the 2018 Fund for Hutchinson awards Nov. 15 at the Cosmosphere.
Joe Bussen came to Interfaith with a passion for barbecue, a commitment to family and a dream of something bigger.
There are a lot of ways to join Interfaith and be a Community Builder. Here are twelve that you may not know of! From donating your change at the end of the month to making a planned legacy gift — it all adds up to sustainability for our mission in this community.
Candice isn't quite sure what happened the day she was found lying on the ground at work. She had a bad fall and was out for some time before anyone found her. It was in that moment in 2014, while working as a CMA, that everything changed.
Did you know that it is possible to get a tax benefit from charitable contributions even if you don't itemize deductions? In 2015, qualified charitable distributions (QCDs) from individual retirement accounts (IRAs) were made a permanent pert of the tax law. This means that taxpayers 70 1/2 and older may donate all or part of their required minimum distribution to a qualified charity and not include it in their taxable income. The distribution needs to be made directly from the IRA to the charity.
When Mary came to us, she was having issues with accessibility in her home. Living on her own in her mid-eighties, she was no longer able to step in and out of the bathtub in her modest home in Southwest Bricktown. Luckily, living just down the street from her daughter, she was able to go there to shower when she needed. Each time she wanted to get cleaned up, Mary would pack up her toiletries and walk through the neighborhood to her daughter's house and use her shower.
Kaitlin joined the C.A.S.H. program because she wanted to gain a better understanding of the home buying process so she could be confident in the purchase of her first home.
"Buying your first home can seem overwhelming and intimidating to say the least, if you don't have the proper knowledge. Interfaith minimized that fear for me and helped me understand how to align my finances to meet my goals."
Interfaith is one of four agencies in Hutchinson looking for an AmeriCorps VISTA member to serve in capacity building positions within the organization.