COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update – All ReStores Now Open

ReStores:

All Milwaukee County ReStores Are Open: For the safety of our customers, volunteers, staff and donors we are requiring all patrons wear a mask. Free disposable masks are available for those in need at the entrance. As a home improvement store, we are included as an essential business and provide merchandise needed to keep residential properties in working order at a low cost. Staff has enacted safety measures including installing safety equipment and requiring masks. Shopping hours for all locations are Tues-Fri: 10am-6pm, Sat: 10am-4pm.

Donation Pickup Available: You may now schedule donation pick-ups online, by calling 414-316-5651, or emailing photos to restoredonation@milwaukeehabitat.org. Masks and six foot social distancing are required when interacting with our pickup staff. They reserve the right to decline pickups onsite if safety requirements aren’t met.

Curbside Pickup: Help practice social distancing by taking advantage of our new curbside pickup! Shop inventory posted to our Facebook page and call the number listed in the post to purchase items over the phone. You’ll be able to pickup in our donation centers. Only credit/debit cards will be accepted for curbside pickup.

Donation Drop Off: Milwaukee County ReStores are accepting drop off donations Tues-Fri: 10-6, Sat: 10-4. We ask donors to please unload small donations onto the carts provided. If you need unloading assistance, please maintain six feet between staff members.

Volunteers:

Click here for the latest update on volunteering on our build sites and in our ReStores.

New Home Construction & Critical Home Repair:

On the build site we’ve adapted our processes to adhere to social distancing. Though this limits our normal production, we’re still completing new construction projects in partnership with local families.

We are continuing to serve existing homeowners in need throughout Milwaukee’s northwest side through our Critical Home Repair program. Our staff is working with a limited pool of subcontractors committed to the safety of the families we serve and the staff they employ to complete projects currently in progress. Interested homeowners can still begin the application process (see below), but please note that projects in progress receive priority during this time of limited resources.

Housing Applications:

Families interested in affordable home ownership and affordable home repair can still download applications from our website. Find out how to apply for home ownership and home repair.

Staff Safety:

Milwaukee Habitat is asking staff to refrain from attending non-essential business events or gatherings. We have increased telecommuting options and office sanitation procedures.

Additional Resources

Please visit the following sites for an overview of the virus, up-to-date information on the status of the outbreak, and health resources should you become concerned about your own condition or that of a loved one.

We are, of course, closely watching the news, local public health agencies, and the public-school response and will modify our response as appropriate. If it’s within your capacity and you’d like to financially support Habitat through this difficult time, you can make a donation here.