Women Build

This week more than 100 women from across the area will join together in Milwaukee’s Midtown neighborhood to combat our city’s affordable housing crisis through Milwaukee Habitat’s Women Build. Though our neighborhoods are comprised largely of women and children, they are also the population’s most likely to be affected by poor living conditions. Our Women… Read more

Deconstructing Century-Old Sisters of St. Francis Buildings

Each year, Milwaukee Habitat raises thousands of dollars through the sale of donated items in our three ReStores. Some of most unique finds are salvaged by our Deconstruction Services team. The team, comprised almost entirely of volunteers, salvages usable items from commercial and residential buildings that are being remodeled or torn down. Most weeks our… Read more

‘American Pickers’ is coming to Wisconsin and looking for unique collections

Pickers like Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz are on a mission to recycle America! Hitting back roads from coast to coast, the two men earn a living by restoring forgotten relics to their former glory, transforming one person’s trash into another’s treasure. American Pickers follows them as they scour the country for hidden gems in… Read more

Success Stories

Thanks to your support, these families were able to build safe, affordable homes they can truly call their own. Breanna sees home ownership as an opportunity to give her two-year-old son, Breontay, a place he can always call home. “Having this home means he’ll always have a room, always have something to come home to,”… Read more

Sargento Builds 30th Home With Milwaukee Habitat

Sargento Foods Inc. and employee volunteers teamed up with a future Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity homeowner to build the company’s 30th Habitat home in the Milwaukee area. Sargento has partnered with Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity for 27 years and was the organization’s first corporate sponsor. Throughout July, employees were on site working alongside future homeowner,… Read more

Deconstructing St. Camillus

We’re so thankful to have partners like St. Camillus, who allowed our Deconstruction Services team to salvage usable items from a few of their soon-to-be replaced buildings! Nearly 20 tons of materials were salvaged from this project from appliances to kitchen cabinets and more. Habitat Deconstruction is a win-win-win: usable items stay out of local landfills… Read more

Welcome Home

Kendell & Brown Imagine living with a broken water heater for nearly a year, heating up water on the stove anytime you needed warm water. That was the reality for Kendell and his family at their previous rental. With support from Komatsu, Kendell and his uncle Brown, teamed up to build a safe, affordable Habitat home. Kendell proposed to Brown, who’s legally… Read more

Materials Salvaged From Lake Drive Mansion To Help Local Families In Need

MILWAUKEE, WI (May 31, 2019) – On Wednesday, May 29th Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity ReStore’s Deconstruction Services team salvaged everything from lights, cabinetry and architectural items from a Shorewood mansion on Lake Drive. Items salvaged are being resold to the public at Habitat’s Wauwatosa ReStore at 3015 N. 114th Street. Each year, Milwaukee Habitat’s three… Read more

Housing as a Prescription for Children’s Health

Adequate housing provides more than just shelter; it supports a safe and stable environment in which children can live and play. Families are healthier when they live in decent, affordable homes without having to double-up, move frequently or be exposed to mold, lead or pests. In this talk, hosted by Milwaukee Habitat and Medical Society… Read more

Ryan Braun Builds Habitat Home in Midtown

On Friday, May 3rd, Milwaukee Brewers Ryan Braun teamed up with future Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity homeowners to build a safe, affordable home in Milwaukee’s Midtown neighborhood. Braun spoke in front of a large crowd of volunteers who were on site to construct seven new construction homes being built on North 29th and 30th streets… Read more