COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

ReStores: All Milwaukee County ReStores Are Open: Per CDC guidelines, we are not requiring those who are fully vaccinated to wear masks. We strongly encourage those who are not fully vaccinated to continue wearing masks in our stores and when interacting with ReStore staff/volunteers. Shopping hours for all locations are Tues-Fri: 10am-6pm, Sat: 10am-4pm. Donation… Read more

Habitat “Home” Series

Part 1 – The Cost of Home In this three part mini-documentary, Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity examines the power and accessibility to homeownership in our city with renowned local historian Reggie Jackson. In part 1, “The Cost of Home,” we dive into Milwaukee’s affordable housing crisis and how it came to be. Narrated by Wisconsin… Read more

Strength, resilience and love – Aiesha’s journey to homeownership

Strength, resilience and love – Aiesha’s journey to homeownership Strength, resilience and love exude from Aiesha as she describes her journey to homeownership. Moments after signing the papers to her future home on North 3rd street in Harambee, Aiesha reflected on what it’s taken to get to this juncture in her life. “My mom was… Read more

Goodwill to Stop Accepting Furniture – ReStore Offers Alternative

Goodwill to Stop Accepting Furniture – ReStore Offers Alternative Beginning Thursday, November 4th Goodwills across the region will no longer accept donations of furniture. This has left some wondering what to do with their gently used sofas, chairs, tables and more. Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity offers a solution in the form of ReStore, the nonprofit’s… Read more

Deconstruction to Construction

Deconstruction to Construction Milwaukee Habitat’s Deconstruction Services crew salvages reusable items from residential and commercial buildings, saving people time and money. They give items a second life, reselling them to fund Milwaukee Habitat’s mission of building decent, affordable homes in partnership with families in need. Volunteers Ken and Cindy Gear started the program in 2012… Read more

Not Far from Home

Not Far from Home “We used to come down here and buy our shoes in one of the stores that was about 10 minutes from here,” Joe Goss said. “So we knew the [Harambee] neighborhood 40, maybe 50 years ago.” Joe, along with his brothers, Tom and Michael, volunteer every Friday building homes for Milwaukee… Read more

Gala Raises Half Million Dollars for Affordable Housing

On October 14th, 2021, Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity hosted the annual Framing the Future Gala from inside their early 20th century woodshop. The event, which welcomed more than 400 virtual and in-person attendees, raised over half a million dollars to build safe, affordable housing in our city: a new Framing the Future Gala record. Framing… Read more

ARPA Could Create Generational Opportunity For Affordable Housing

This is both an exciting and important time for our community as the Milwaukee Common Council considers how to allocate the first tranche of $200 million in federal funding made available through the American Rescue Plan Act. There is a real opportunity to implement transformative change in Milwaukee with this funding, and we believe that… Read more

ReStore Volunteers Turn Tables and Chairs into Affordable Homes

ReStore Volunteers Turn Tables and Chairs into Affordable Homes Each year, Milwaukee’s ReStores raise hundreds of thousands of dollars to build safe, affordable homes in our community through the resale of donated items. After shopping at the ReStores for years and learning about the mission, Nancy decided she wanted to become more involved. Now she… Read more