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

Save the Date – Framing the Future Gala 2022Thursday, October 6th, 2022Milwaukee Habitat WoodshopChair – Jim Borris, President & CEO of Zilber Ltd. Emcee – Portia Young, Sargento Foods 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… 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

Sweat Equity Brings Confidence to Homeowners

Sweat Equity Brings Confidence to Homeowners As part of our build it and buy it model, Habitat homeowners like Angela, help build their own homes during sweat equity hours. Sweat equity is an opportunity for families to have hands-on experience helping build their safe, affordable home alongside Habitat staff and volunteers. Sweat equity is also… Read more