Habitat “Home” Series

Part 1 – The Cost of Home In this three part mini-documentary, Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity examines the power and accessibility to homeownership in our city with renowned local historian Reggie Jackson. In part 1, “The Cost of Home,” we dive into Milwaukee’s affordable housing crisis and how it came to be. Narrated by Wisconsin… Read more

Strength, resilience and love – Aiesha’s journey to homeownership

Strength, resilience and love – Aiesha’s journey to homeownership Strength, resilience and love exude from Aiesha as she describes her journey to homeownership. Moments after signing the papers to her future home on North 3rd street in Harambee, Aiesha reflected on what it’s taken to get to this juncture in her life. “My mom was… Read more

Goodwill to Stop Accepting Furniture – ReStore Offers Alternative

Goodwill to Stop Accepting Furniture – ReStore Offers Alternative Beginning Thursday, November 4th Goodwills across the region will no longer accept donations of furniture. This has left some wondering what to do with their gently used sofas, chairs, tables and more. Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity offers a solution in the form of ReStore, the nonprofit’s… Read more

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