Housing as a prescription for children’s health

Adequate housing provides more than just shelter; it supports a safe and stable environment for children to live and play. Families are healthier when they live in decent homes they can afford without having to double-up, move frequently or be exposed to things like mold, lead or pests. Megan Sandel, MD, MPH, is a nationally… Read more

Build Season Begins!

On March 7, Wells Fargo volunteers were in the heart of the Midtown neighborhood to raise the first wall of Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity’s 2019 build season. During the morning wall-raising, Region Bank President Tony Nguyen announced a $200,000 grant supporting Milwaukee Habitat’s Midtown 100 initiative. The wall-raising marks the beginning of year two of Midtown 100, Milwaukee… Read more

Does Marie Kondo have you Tidying Up?

Marie-fever has officially arrived. The budding Netflix star has been traveling the country helping families tidy up and get rid of things they no longer need. In her show ‘Tidying Up with Marie Kondo‘ she takes families through an almost zen-like process of determining if possessions spark joy. The action is quite simple, but wildly… Read more


ReStore Greenfield, ReStore Walker’s Point and Habitat’s Main Office will be CLOSED Wednesday 1/30 due to the cold. ReStore will also be rescheduling any donation pickups for this day. To reschedule a pickup please contact Katie at restoredonation@milwaukeehabitat.org or 414-316-5651. ReStore Wauwatosa closed at 4pm on 1/30. All three ReStores intend to be OPEN Thursday… Read more

MLK Inspires Volunteers to Give Back

“Everybody can be great…because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.” – Martin Luther King Jr. This Martin Luther King Day (1/21/19), volunteers from… Read more

The Surprise of a Lifetime

Story by: Crocker Stephenson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Shortly after 10 a.m., a car stops in front of the home. A large crowd has gathered and it falls silent as three boys, ages 9, 7 and 4, jump out the back, their snowboots plopping on the pavement. A moment later, their mother, Sade, comes around the side of… Read more

You can change a family’s life today

This holiday season, you have a chance to change a local family’s life forever. One in three Milwaukee renters are currently living in unaffordable housing paying 40%, 50% and in some cases 70% of their income just to cover the rent. For families earning below Milwaukee’s median income this often means little is left over… Read more

Milwaukee Habitat Awarded Social Enterprise of Year

This November, Biztimes Media presented Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity with the 2018 Social Enterprise of the Year Award. This award recognizes a nonprofit organization that demonstrates creative application of the principles of social enterprise in the operation and funding of the organization. In particular, the award focused on our ReStore operations for creating a sustainable fundraising… Read more