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Mennonite Housing
Main Office

2145 N Topeka St
Wichita, KS 67214-1179
(316) 942-4848

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Mennonite Housing Rehabilitation Services, Inc., is for people who can not obtain home repair or decent housing in any other way. For over 25 years, our organization has been providing affordable housing options for the low-income and elderly residents of Wichita, Kansas. During its history, Mennonite Housing has built hundreds of new houses and repaired thousands of older homes.


In 1975, local Mennonite Churches had a vision for making the world better for senior citizens on fixed incomes by repairing homes of elderly people no longer able to do so themselves. Volunteers from these congregations formed the Mennonite Voluntary Service Unit and began operating from a small garage in the midtown area of Wichita. In response, the City of Wichita boosted the group's efforts by providing a new van and construction tools.

In March of 1977, the MVSU was incorporated into a 501(c)3 community-based, non-profit organization. In addition, the name of the organization was changed to Mennonite Housing Rehabilitation Services, Inc. Since that time, Mennonite Housing has been guided by a Board of Directors.

Although the core of Mennonite Housing's mission has remained the same, the organization has continuously expanded its horizons:

  • Since 1975, MHRS has helped working families buy their own homes by providing financial and educational assistance. Our Self-Help Program allows families to participate in the building of their future home.
  • Since 1991, Mennonite Housing has provided many seniors with the opportunity to live independently in pleasant, affordable apartments in one of 12 Senior Residences.

For over 25 years, Mennonite Housing has been a dynamic movement in the community, each year assisting hundreds of families in Kansas communities. In fact, since our inception, MHRS has conducted repairs on over 12,000 homes and built over 500 new homes in Wichita and surrounding areas.

The needs of Wichita residents for decent, affordable housing constantly grows and changes. Mennonite Housing will continue to address these concerns. However, only with help from local churches, businesses, foundations and individuals, will we be able to successfully tackle the challenges that face our community.


Mennonite Housing is for people who cannot afford home repair, decent housing or home ownership in any other way.

Meet our Senior Staff

Byron Adrian

Steve Schmidt

Chief Financial Officer
Penny Herron
Director of Property Management     

Cyndi Bansemer  
Assistant Director of Property Management

Doug Bruggeman    

Director of Construction

Lou Confessori

Director of City Housing

Timmie Teppe

Director of Rural Housing

Dee Schrimscher

Director of Home Repair

Meet our Board of Directors

Riley Williams Chairperson 
Patrick Goebel  Vice-Chairperson
Ellsworth Kauffman  Secretary
Sherdeill Breathett  Treasurer
Nile Dillmore
Steve Howard
Robert Kaplan
Mike Mayta
James Myers
Ray Rancuret 
Bryce Schmidt  
Dorothy Shelby  
Jeanette Stucky