Revitalizing A New Neighborhood

After working primarily in the Washington Park neighborhood since 2013 as part of a holistic neighborhood revitalization strategy, more than 215 families now have safe, affordable homes in the neighborhood and crime has decreased 48% on the blocks where we’ve built. Together, we plan to replicate those successes in communities east of Washington Park over… Read more

Ryan Braun Kicks Off Habitat Build Season

On Tuesday, June 6th Milwaukee Brewers All-Star Ryan Braun helped Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity kick off their build season in the Washington Park Neighborhood. Braun spoke in front of a large crowd of volunteers who were on site to help completely frame five new construction homes and rehab three previously foreclosed homes during Milwaukee Habitat’s week-long June Blitz… Read more

Milwaukee Habitat Volunteer Awards

Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity could not function without the dedication of thousands of volunteers each year. Thanks to these individuals’ generosity, time, and hard work we can help families in need of safe, affordable housing in Milwaukee and around the globe. Each year, we take time to recognize those volunteers who go above and beyond… Read more

Mother’s Day Photo Shoots Honor Habitat Family

On May 13, 2017, Milwaukee Habitat united family and friends to commemorate and honor the memory of Milan Jordan, daughter of DeeAnna Brown. Acknowledging what would have been “Milan’s Sweet Sixth Birthday” DeeAnna hosted a “mama and me” photo session with the theme being, “Life and Motherhood are the sweetest treats.”  First time home-buyer and 1,000th Habitat… Read more

Building Brighter Futures

This spring, help us build better homes that create brighter futures. Because everyone deserves a decent place to live. We just marked another productive year, helping 36 families in Milwaukee build and repair their very own places to call home. It’s now time to dig in and continue this momentum in 2017. Every single one… Read more

Milwaukee Habitat Awarded for Neighborhood Revitalization

In partnership with the Milwaukee Police Department, Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity and Dominican Center have received  2 of 7 national MetLife Foundation Community- Police Partnership Awards for Excellence in Neighborhood Revitalization and Economic Vitality and Excellence in Civic Engagement respectively. Since 2002, the MetLife Foundation and LISC’s National Community Safety Initiative have partnered to recognize innovative partnerships between… Read more

ReStore Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary

This November, ReStore is celebrating 10 glorious years in Milwaukee and we couldn’t have done it without YOU! In that time, ReStore has raised funds to build 25 Milwaukee Habitat homes, helping families own safe, decent, affordable homes. To thank you for all your support, enjoy 10 DAYS OF SALES at both East & West… Read more

ReStore Salvages Treasure from 120 Year Old Warehouse

Have you seen the antique warehouse items at ReStore lately?! Get an exclusive look into how our Deconstruction team salvaged them in this article by Bobby Tanzilo: —————– There was a time when removing a building from the landscape was a dramatic affair. Buildings were imploded with a boom and a plume of grey dust,… Read more

Milwaukee Area Pastors Build

On Tuesday, July 12, pastors from Catholic, Presbyterian, Methodist, Lutheran and Evangelical denominations joined Vicar General Father Tim Kitzke and Thrivent Financial CEO Brad Hewitt to help build a new construction Thrivent Builds with Habitat for Humanity home in the Washington Park Neighborhood. The home is being sponsored by Thrivent Financial, whose members began construction on the… Read more

Neighborhood Revitalization

Communities involved in neighborhood revitalization, please consider submitting a letter of interest to Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity expressing your community’s desire to partner together to meet your housing and safety goals. Anticipated timeframe for Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity to transition into the next great neighborhood will be 2018. Milwaukee Habitat’s Revitalization Goals: To serve more… Read more