Habitat provides you with the coaching, education and support to be successful in your home buying journey. We can help you buy a home you love with a mortgage you can afford. Your options may include buying a home built or rehabbed by Habitat, or working with a realtor to buy a home on the open market.

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Brand new Milwaukee Habitat homes come in 3 & 4 bedroom styles. All homes come complete with brand new Whirlpool appliances, a home security system, and energy efficient windows. Depending on the type of property you qualify for and season when you’re approved, homeowners may be able make design specifications such as selecting siding color, counter-tops and style of flooring.

Benefits of Habitat Homeownership

  • Typical mortgage payment: $600-$900/month
  • Own your home
  • Built brand new
  • Energy efficient
  • New appliances
  • 3-4 bedrooms
  • Minimal down payment


This year, Milwaukee Habitat is building new homes exclusively in the Harambee neighborhood. We will be building 20 new, affordable homes in this neighborhood this year alone. Many of the homes are clustered on blocks with other new Habitat homes. By clustering new, owner-occupied homes in one neighborhood, recent history has shown that crime decreases and property values increase.

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Basic Qualifications

  • Be a first-time homebuyer
  • Have a steady source of income
  • Meet credit and income guidelines
  • Have availability to complete sweat equity
Household Income Guidelines
# of people in household 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Minimum $19,850 $22,650 $25,500 $28,300 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630 $51,350 $56,070
Maximum $52,850 $60,400 $67,950 $75,500 $81,550 $87,600 $93,650 $99,700 $105,700 $111,750

Find Out If You're Eligible

By completing our Homebuyer Readiness Assessment, you can quickly learn if you're ready to become a Habitat homeowner. This is not the program application. This questionnaire will help you determine if this is the right time to apply.

Once you complete and submit the assessment, we’ll send you an email with important next steps.

If you have questions please contact Mirella Reyes for more information: mreyes@milwaukeehabitat.org

We are pledged to the letter and spirit of the U.S. policy for the achievement of equal housing opportunity throughout the nation. We encourage and support an affirmative advertising and marketing program in which there are no barriers to obtaining housing because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin.

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