Feb 09, 2024

Manhattan Area Habitat for Humanity receives $15K as part of Innovation Challenge

Posted Feb 09, 2024 11:00 PM

MANHATTAN - The Manhattan Area Habitat for Humanity has partnered with Weyerhaeuser Company to participate in the "Habitat for Humanity Innovation Challenge."

Aiming to explore innovative and sustainable solutions for home-building the MAHFH will include the use of wood products to increase equitable access to affordable housing as part of the collaborative initiative.

Weyerhaeuser is committed to working alongside MAHFH to continue providing affordable housing to families across the community.

As part of the "Habitat for Humanity Innovation Challenge," Weyerhaeuser has given $15,000 to be used to implement creative design ideas to enhance access to affordable, high-quality homes.

"Wood is the most sustainable, versatile, and cost-effective building material in the world. We're excited to work with our partners at Habitat to support innovative design and build solutions that leverage the natural benefits of wood products and encourage new ways of meeting today's most pressing housing needs." says Weyerhaeuser, President and CEO, Devin W. Stockfish, emphasizing the importance of the ongoing partnership.

The Manhattan Area Habitat for Humanity will be focusing its efforts on developing a pock neighborhood in Ogden, with partners: Kansas State University, Manhattan Area Technical College, Fort Riley Home Builders Institute, Flint Hills Job Corps, YouthBuild and the Flint Hills Renewable Energy and Efficiency Cooperative.

“We are thankful for Weyerhaeuser’s support and partnership as we continue making affordable, sustainable housing possible in our community using wood products.” Manhattan Area Habitat for Humanity, Executive Director, Josh Brewer says.