Affordable Home Ownership & Repairs

Habitat does not give away free houses. Habitat offers low interest rate mortgages and affordable homeownership opportunities. A future homeowner must show that they have a need for housing, are willing to partner with Habitat for Humanity and are able to pay for a Habitat mortgage.

Qualifying homeowners help build their brand new or renovated homes while participating in financial education and home maintenance courses provided by Milwaukee Habitat. We also offer an Affordable Mortgage Program for families interested in purchasing a home on the open market. In addition to homeownership opportunities, affordable home repairs are available for existing homeowners.

Learn more about our different programs:

Build Your Home
First-time homebuyers can qualify for affordable brand new and completely rehabbed homes. Own your own home!
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Critical Home Repair
Existing homeowners can qualify for affordable repairs, with projects ranging from roof repair, structural issues and more.
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Affordable Mortgage Program
Choose the neighborhood and home that suits your family, while Habitat helps you qualify for a mortgage that you can afford.
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Neighborhood Revitalization

We cluster our new home construction in neighborhoods in order to create vibrant, sustainable communities. Find out where we’re building.

Safe, affordable housing creates a ripple effect for families to build strength, stability, and independence.
In fact, we recently conducted a survey of all Milwaukee Habitat homeowners, and found out that: 87% of their children had graduated from high school. That’s nearly 30% higher than the average graduation rate of Milwaukee Public School students.