Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity (MHFH) builds and renovates homes for families in need of safe, affordable housing. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes and pay an affordable mortgage.

Since 1984, we have served more than 1000 local families in need of safe, affordable housing. By focusing house by house, block by block, one neighborhood at a time we are better able to help our partner families make the transition to homeownership.

Our homes are built with the “sweat equity” of our partner families. Depending on the size of their household, our partner families will complete between 285-495 hours in the construction of their homes and the homes of their neighbors. Since we work with first-time home buyers, a portion of sweat equity is also devoted to financial education classes, as well as working with other neighborhood groups to establish a support network that lasts long after they move in.

Of course, we couldn’t do what we do without the thousands of volunteers from faith institutions, schools, corporations and civic groups that support us in every aspect of home building. Find out more about volunteering by visiting our Volunteer page.

Beyond building homes, we strive to build awareness for housing need. As a leading advocate for affordable housing and the largest non-profit home builder in Southeastern Wisconsin, we strive to make access to housing a priority for the greater Milwaukee community.