Category: News

Deconstructing St. Camillus

We’re so thankful to have partners like St. Camillus, who allowed our Deconstruction Services team to salvage usable items from a few of their soon-to-be replaced buildings! Nearly 20 tons of materials were salvaged from this project from appliances to kitchen cabinets and more. Habitat Deconstruction is a win-win-win: usable items stay out of local landfills… Read more

Welcome Home

Kendell & Brown Imagine living with a broken water heater for nearly a year, heating up water on the stove anytime you needed warm water. That was the reality for Kendell and his family at their previous rental. With support from Komatsu, Kendell and his uncle Brown, teamed up to build a safe, affordable Habitat home. Kendell proposed to Brown, who’s legally… Read more

Materials Salvaged From Lake Drive Mansion To Help Local Families In Need

MILWAUKEE, WI (May 31, 2019) – On Wednesday, May 29th Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity ReStore’s Deconstruction Services team salvaged everything from lights, cabinetry and architectural items from a Shorewood mansion on Lake Drive. Items salvaged are being resold to the public at Habitat’s Wauwatosa ReStore at 3015 N. 114th Street. Each year, Milwaukee Habitat’s three… Read more

Housing as a Prescription for Children’s Health

Adequate housing provides more than just shelter; it supports a safe and stable environment in which children can live and play. Families are healthier when they live in decent, affordable homes without having to double-up, move frequently or be exposed to mold, lead or pests. In this talk, hosted by Milwaukee Habitat and Medical Society… Read more

Ryan Braun Builds Habitat Home in Midtown

On Friday, May 3rd, Milwaukee Brewers Ryan Braun teamed up with future Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity homeowners to build a safe, affordable home in Milwaukee’s Midtown neighborhood. Braun spoke in front of a large crowd of volunteers who were on site to construct seven new construction homes being built on North 29th and 30th streets… Read more

Housing as a prescription for children’s health

Adequate housing provides more than just shelter; it supports a safe and stable environment for children to live and play. Families are healthier when they live in decent homes they can afford without having to double-up, move frequently or be exposed to things like mold, lead or pests. Megan Sandel, MD, MPH, is a nationally… Read more

Build Season Begins!

On March 7, Wells Fargo volunteers were in the heart of the Midtown neighborhood to raise the first wall of Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity’s 2019 build season. During the morning wall-raising, Region Bank President Tony Nguyen announced a $200,000 grant supporting Milwaukee Habitat’s Midtown 100 initiative. The wall-raising marks the beginning of year two of Midtown 100, Milwaukee… Read more

Does Marie Kondo have you Tidying Up?

Marie-fever has officially arrived. The budding Netflix star has been traveling the country helping families tidy up and get rid of things they no longer need. In her show ‘Tidying Up with Marie Kondo‘ she takes families through an almost zen-like process of determining if possessions spark joy. The action is quite simple, but wildly… Read more