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

Komatsu employees help resettled refugees build safe, affordable homes in Midtown

This month Komatsu employees were in the heart of the Midtown neighborhood with Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity helping two families of resettled refugees establish a safe, stable place to live after years of instability. The families identify as Karen (ka-RIN) and are originally from the Kayin state of Myanmar. After being forced from their homes… Read more

Presbyterian Coalition Builds 20th Home

Their faith tradition teaches to ‘love thy neighbor.’ Milwaukee area Presbyterian Churches are putting their faith into action by helping local families in need of safe, affordable housing by partnering with Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity. The coalition of Presbyterian Churches has sponsored the construction of 19 brand new safe, affordable homes in Milwaukee and this… Read more

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