March 29th, 2016 breaking ground for a new duplex to be built at 517 SW Fillmore. This will add two more two bedroom units to our homeless housing program. The construction is financed with HOME funds from the City of Topeka’s Department Neighborhood Relations and a private loan through Community Bank. When completed, Cornerstone’s housing stock will be 144 units in our Affordable Housing Program and 25 units in our Homeless Housing...Read More
May 14th, 2015 was a big day for Cornerstone! Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for three newly constructed three bedroom single family homes in the 1100 Block of SW Mission Ave, (One block west of 12th and Gage). An important component in Cornerstone’s mission is to revitalize Topeka neighborhoods and these beautiful homes fit the bill. It was great to have the new tenants on hand for the ceremony and cut the ribbon with the red coats from the Topeka Chamber of Commerce and Cornerstone board members. Funding for construction was provided by the City of Topeka’s Department of Housing and Neighborhood Development and Capital City...Read More
The 2015 Cornerstone of Topeka, Inc. Housewarming Party, “A Housewarming Hoedown” held at Old Prairie Town on the grounds of Ward Meade Park on June 11th was a tremendous success! Due to the generosity of the sponsors and attendees the event raised over $17,000 to be used for Cornerstone’s Transitional Housing Program. The honored guest and recipient of the Otto & Jane Schnellbacher Lifetime Service Award was Calla Haggard with Community Bank and the Martha Stanley Volunteer of the year award was presented to longtime Cornerstone Board Member Pat Verschelden. Keep checking back for the date of the 2016 Housewarming...Read More
September 18th, 2014 was a special day for Cornerstone of Topeka We broke ground on our next new homes project! Mayor Wolgast even assisted us with a golden shovel. These three new three bedroom homes will be built on previously undeveloped land on SW Mission one block behind 12th and Gage. The three homes while still being in a low to moderate income neighborhood are the new Western boundary for our 160 housing units in Topeka. We are excited to be “breaking ground” in new territory for Cornerstone of Topeka! The project is financed by the City of Topeka’s Housing and Neighborhood Development Department and Capital City...Read More
Cornerstone of Topeka dedicates 20 of its 165 housing units to the homeless population.
Sixty-percent of those residents are children.
Cornerstone of Topeka serves the working poor.
Nearly 70% of our tenants receive no rent subsidy.
Of our 165 households, 40% are singles, 36% are single parents with kids, 12% are two parents with kids, and 12% are couples without children.