Everyone deserves a decent place to live.

In Milwaukee, families are finding it harder than ever to afford a decent place to call home. In fact, nearly 60% of Milwaukee renters are currently living in unaffordable housing paying 40%, 50% and even 70% of their income just to cover the rent. For families living below Milwaukee’s median income, often times that means little is left over for education, savings, or even basic needs.

Milwaukee Habitat is here to combat our city’s affordable housing crisis by providing families with an affordable path to safe, stable housing. Affordable housing means more than a decent place to sleep at night. Studies show safe, affordable housing leads to improved health, education and financial stability.

By concentrating our efforts in a targeted area, Milwaukee Habitat is not just helping local families, but revitalizing entire neighborhoods. As we build block by block, we aim to decrease crime, increase community engagement, and create vibrant, sustainable neighborhoods.

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

Where are we building now?
We focus our efforts on one neighborhood at a time in order to create vibrant, sustainable communities. Find out where we’re building.
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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