Good News Tues. – April 7th

There’s a lot of bad news going around these days. It can feel overwhelming at times. So, we wanted to take a moment to share a little joy and hope from our Habitat family to yours. Each Tuesday in April, we’ll be sharing good news in a series we call “Good News Tues.” We’re all… Read more

Welcome Home

With your help, these families and more became first-time home owners this February! Together we are transforming lives and neighborhoods! Carleda Imagine your home’s shower leaked so bad that when you showered, water would leak down through the floor and into the room below. Imagine the sewer backing up through your kitchen sink where you… Read more

Home for the Holidays

At the age of 19, Kemonie became the youngest applicant ever to be accepted into Milwaukee Habitat’s affordable home ownership program. WISN’s Patrick Paolantonio joins Kemonie on a tour of his new home as he completed construction just in time for Christmas.

Annual Report 2019

the issue: housing affordability Families in Milwaukee and all across the United States are paying too high a price to cover the cost of their home. Rents and homeownership costs are skyrocketing, while wages are not keeping pace. Far too often, families struggle to make ends meet. At Habitat for Humanity, we know that a… Read more

Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity Launches Harambee Neighborhood Revitalization Project with $1 Million Grant from Bader Philanthropies

Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity; a nonprofit helping families in need of safe, affordable housing; today announced it is launching a neighborhood revitalization project in Harambee. With an initial grant of $1 million from Bader Philanthropies, Inc., Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity will be building 40 new homes and ensuring current homeowners can avoid foreclosure and stay… Read more

Affordable Roof Repair

At Habitat for Humanity, we believe everyone deserves a decent place to live, helping families in need of safe, affordable housing. In addition to building and selling new and rehabbed homes, we also make critical home repairs for homeowners in the neighborhoods where we build. In this feature by Fox6, Critical Home Repair program manager,… Read more

Rita’s Story, 20 Years of Homeownership

20 years ago, Rita and her husband Angel made the decision to build their own Habitat for Humanity home in Milwaukee’s Midtown neighborhood. Watch her heart-warming story about how safe, affordable home ownership changed their lives and the lives of their children forever. You can help transform the lives of more local families, just like… Read more

Reuse is big business for Habitat

What goes up, must come down. In the case of many homes around southeastern Wisconsin, Habitat for Humanity is around for both. To most, Habitat for Humanity’s work to build up neighborhoods is well-known. However, its lesser-known deconstruction team works year-round, gathering and repurposing materials from homes and business undergoing remodels or demolitions. In 2018,… Read more

Bucks & Sargento Team Up for Tipoff for Homes

The Milwaukee Bucks and Wisconsin-based Sargento Foods Inc. are teaming up during the 2019-20 season to support Habitat for Humanity in Milwaukee with the “Tipoff for Homes” initiative. For every tipoff the Bucks win throughout the upcoming regular season, Sargento will donate $500 to Habitat for Humanity. “We’re thrilled to be able to team up… Read more

Economic Impact Report

When a family no longer has to choose between paying the rent and putting a healthy meal on the table for their children, they build strength. When a family no longer fears of having to move their kids to another school because a landlord increased the rent again, they build stability. And when a family… Read more