The Surprise of a Lifetime

Story by: Crocker Stephenson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Shortly after 10 a.m., a car stops in front of the home. A large crowd has gathered and it falls silent as three boys, ages 9, 7 and 4, jump out the back, their snowboots plopping on the pavement. A moment later, their mother, Sade, comes around the side of… Read more

You can change a family’s life today

This holiday season, you have a chance to change a local family’s life forever. One in three Milwaukee renters are currently living in unaffordable housing paying 40%, 50% and in some cases 70% of their income just to cover the rent. For families earning below Milwaukee’s median income this often means little is left over… Read more

Milwaukee Habitat Awarded Social Enterprise of Year

This November, Biztimes Media presented Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity with the 2018 Social Enterprise of the Year Award. This award recognizes a nonprofit organization that demonstrates creative application of the principles of social enterprise in the operation and funding of the organization. In particular, the award focused on our ReStore operations for creating a sustainable fundraising… Read more

Zurn Industries/Rexnord Corporation Invests $75k into Midtown 100 Initiative

Zurn Industries, a Rexnord Company, has invested $75,000 in Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity’s Midtown 100 initiative. The funds will be used to help the organization build, rehab and repair 100 homes in the Midtown neighborhood over the next three years. This significant investment will help transform blocks of empty lots in the Midtown neighborhood into… Read more

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First Midtown 100 Family Moves In

Tiara, a mother of two (one an infant), for the past few years has been raising her young daughter in what she describes as a “concrete townhouse.” Simple concrete block, without insulation, was all that’s been separating her family from the cold Wisconsin winters. Heating bills had been through the roof. On top the mounting… Read more

Midtown Block Being Transformed Thanks to Komatsu

As part of their historic Midtown 100 initiative, Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity is transforming the 2000 block of North 30th street from a large vacant lot into a row of brand new affordable homes. More than 400 volunteers were on site the second week of September to completely frame four new homes thanks to support… Read more

Take Home a Piece of the Bradley Center

As the Milwaukee Bucks plan to start their season in the new Fiserv Forum, fans will have an opportunity to own a piece of their former home: the soon-to-be demolished Bradley Center. Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity’s Deconstruction Services team will be salvaging lockers, seating, cabinets, lighting and more from the iconic Milwaukee venue throughout the… Read more

Habitat Deconstruction to Salvage from Bradley Center

This September, Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity ReStore’s Deconstruction Services will be salvaging reusable materials from the soon-to-be demolished Bradley Center. The Milwaukee Bucks are ensuring that rather than these items be thrown in local landfills that instead they’ll be resold at Milwaukee’s three ReStores with proceeds helping to build safe, affordable homes in our community…. Read more

Donald Driver Helps Rock the Block

On Saturday, June 16th, Green Bay Packers all-time leading receiver Donald Driver joined more than 40 volunteers from Northwestern Mutual to Rock the Block. These day-long events bring residents together with volunteers to perform minor exterior repairs and landscaping projects on homes throughout an entire block. The Packers legend helped Amani resident Dolores paint her… Read more