Who is Habitat of Humanity of Waukesha County?
Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.
A world where everyone has a decent place to live
How We Do It
Habitat for Humanity of Waukesha County builds decent, affordable homes for families who are unable to purchase a home through traditional methods. We do not give houses away; we believe in giving a hand up, not a hand out. By providing a home with an affordable mortgage, homeowners obtain self-sufficiency and overall improved family health and neighborhood pride.
Partner families contribute up to 250 "sweat equity" hours into their own home and community- building awareness for the program, skills to benefit them in the future and pride in themselves. Our volunteers come alongside the families and contribute time and talent to reduce labor costs. Donations of money and construction materials further reduce costs. Our ReStore serves as a fundraising arm for us, allowing us to accept donations from families and corporations to offer to the community at a discount. This helps the environment, the community and our operating costs to help run the affiliate.
Founded in 1989, Habitat for Humanity of Waukesha County built 30 homes in its first 30 years. In Fiscal Year 2015, Habitat completed 3 homes as well as opened the first Waukesha County ReStore. In 2018, we expanded our ReStore, doubling it in size. We are still operating that Restore as well as we are hoping to make 2020 our biggest construction year ever by finishing 7 homes.
Habitat Waukesha is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
Habitat for Humanity International
Habitat for Humanity International was founded in 1976. There are more than 1,500 local Habitat affiliates in the United States and more than 70 national organizations around the world. Since 1976, Habitat has helped more than 6.8 million people find strength, stability and independence through safe, decent and affordable shelter. Today, Habitat for Humanity is a world leader in addressing the issues of poverty housing.
Habitat for Humanity of Waukesha County has an open-door policy: All who believe that everyone needs a decent, affordable place to live are welcome to help with the work, regardless of race, religion, age, gender, political views or any of the other distinctions that too often divide people. In short, Habitat welcomes volunteers, supporters and future homeowners from all backgrounds and also serves people in need of decent housing regardless of race or religion. As a matter of policy, Habitat for Humanity International and its affiliated organizations do not proselytize. This means that Habitat will not offer assistance on the expressed or implied condition that people must either adhere to or convert to a particular faith, or listen and respond to messaging designed to induce conversion to a particular faith.