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Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity (MHFH) builds and renovates homes for families in need of sustainable housing. Our simple, decent, and affordable homes help transform the lives our partner families and the neighborhoods they live in.
Since 1984, we have built and repaired over 500 homes in neighborhoods across the city, and as we move forward we will focus our work in the Washington Park neighborhood. By focusing house by house, block by block, one neighborhood at a time we are better able to help our partner families make the transition to homeownership.
Our homes are built with the “sweat equity” of our partner families. Depending on the size of their household, our partner families will complete between 285-495 hours in the construction of their homes and the homes of their neighbors. Since we work with first-time home buyers, a portion of sweat equity is also devoted to financial education classes, as well as working with other neighborhood groups to establish a support network that lasts long after they move in.
Beyond building homes, we strive to build awareness for housing need. As a leading advocate for affordable housing and the largest non-profit home builder in Southeastern Wisconsin, we strive to make access to housing a priority for the greater Milwaukee community.