Everyone deserves a decent place to live.

Milwaukee is in the midst of an affordable housing crisis where one in three renters are spending half or more of their income on housing. 

Milwaukee Habitat is here to combat our city’s affordable housing crisis by helping families earning below the median income invest in and preserve homeownership. 

Milwaukee Habitat’s affordable homeownership program provides an alternative to the skyrocketing cost of housing in our city. While the average cost to rent in Milwaukee is more than $1,800 per month, the average cost to own is more than $2300 per month. Instead, Milwaukee Habitat's typical monthly payment to own a brand new home is less than $950. That cost difference can result in thousands of dollars saved on housing every single year.

Milwaukee Habitat offers a hand up, rather than a hand out as Habitat homeowners help build their own homes and pay an affordable mortgage.

By helping renters become first-time homebuyers and making critical home repair affordable for existing homeowners, we empower our community.

Where are we building now?
In 2023, Milwaukee Habitat is expanding its new construction builds to multiple neighborhoods including King Park, Harambee, and Midtown.
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Did you know Milwaukee Habitat also builds globally?
Since our founding in 1984, we've worked to build safe, affordable homes here in Milwaukee and across the world
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Mission and Vision

Our Vision

A world where everyone has a decent place to live.

Our Mission Statement

Seeking to put God’s love into action, Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.

All are welcome

Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity has an open-door policy: We invite you to help us build, no matter your race, religion, age, gender, political stance, or any other distinction. If you affirm the universal need for decent and affordable housing, then you’ll find a home in our mission.

Though the foundation of Milwaukee Habitat is built on the principles of a Christian ministry, we never proselytize. This means that we do not ask our families, volunteers, or supporters to accept the tenets of any particular faith. Habitat welcomes partners from all backgrounds to better serve people of all backgrounds, regardless of race, religion, or creed.

Habitat for Humanity International

Habitat for Humanity is a world-wide organization. So what is the relationship between Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity and Habitat for Humanity International? Our affiliate is a representative for Habitat for Humanity International in the greater Milwaukee metropolitan area. HFHI provides support and guidance, while we coordinate all aspects of home building for in our service area. For more information about the Habitat’s work around the world, please visit www.habitat.org.

Habitat for Humanity homeowners help build their own homes
pay for their own affordable mortgage