Category: News

Home for the Holidays

At the age of 19, Kemonie became the youngest applicant ever to be accepted into Milwaukee Habitat’s affordable home ownership program. WISN’s Patrick Paolantonio joins Kemonie on a tour of his new home as he completed construction just in time for Christmas.

Annual Report 2019

the issue: housing affordability Families in Milwaukee and all across the United States are paying too high a price to cover the cost of their home. Rents and homeownership costs are skyrocketing, while wages are not keeping pace. Far too often, families struggle to make ends meet. At Habitat for Humanity, we know that a… Read more

Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity Launches Harambee Neighborhood Revitalization Project with $1 Million Grant from Bader Philanthropies

Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity; a nonprofit helping families in need of safe, affordable housing; today announced it is launching a neighborhood revitalization project in Harambee. With an initial grant of $1 million from Bader Philanthropies, Inc., Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity will be building 40 new homes and ensuring current homeowners can avoid foreclosure and stay… Read more

Affordable Roof Repair

At Habitat for Humanity, we believe everyone deserves a decent place to live, helping families in need of safe, affordable housing. In addition to building and selling new and rehabbed homes, we also make critical home repairs for homeowners in the neighborhoods where we build. In this feature by Fox6, Critical Home Repair program manager,… Read more

Rita’s Story, 20 Years of Homeownership

20 years ago, Rita and her husband Angel made the decision to build their own Habitat for Humanity home in Milwaukee’s Midtown neighborhood. Watch her heart-warming story about how safe, affordable home ownership changed their lives and the lives of their children forever. You can help transform the lives of more local families, just like… Read more

Reuse is big business for Habitat

What goes up, must come down. In the case of many homes around southeastern Wisconsin, Habitat for Humanity is around for both. To most, Habitat for Humanity’s work to build up neighborhoods is well-known. However, its lesser-known deconstruction team works year-round, gathering and repurposing materials from homes and business undergoing remodels or demolitions. In 2018,… Read more

Bucks & Sargento Team Up for Tipoff for Homes

The Milwaukee Bucks and Wisconsin-based Sargento Foods Inc. are teaming up during the 2019-20 season to support Habitat for Humanity in Milwaukee with the “Tipoff for Homes” initiative. For every tipoff the Bucks win throughout the upcoming regular season, Sargento will donate $500 to Habitat for Humanity. “We’re thrilled to be able to team up… Read more

Economic Impact Report

When a family no longer has to choose between paying the rent and putting a healthy meal on the table for their children, they build strength. When a family no longer fears of having to move their kids to another school because a landlord increased the rent again, they build stability. And when a family… Read more

Komatsu employees help resettled refugees build safe, affordable homes in Midtown

This month Komatsu employees were in the heart of the Midtown neighborhood with Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity helping two families of resettled refugees establish a safe, stable place to live after years of instability. The families identify as Karen (ka-RIN) and are originally from the Kayin state of Myanmar. After being forced from their homes… Read more

Presbyterian Coalition Builds 20th Home

Their faith tradition teaches to ‘love thy neighbor.’ Milwaukee area Presbyterian Churches are putting their faith into action by helping local families in need of safe, affordable housing by partnering with Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity. The coalition of Presbyterian Churches has sponsored the construction of 19 brand new safe, affordable homes in Milwaukee and this… Read more