Habitat for Humanity - Ozaukee recently hosted the dedication of our 12th home, which is the second half of a duplex built in Grafton, Wisconsin.
Being able to dedicate this home to its deserving homeowners was an emotional experience, especially after all of their sweat equity hours, alongside our teams of volunteers.
This home was been made possible by the collaboration of numerous churches, community and civic groups businesses and many individual donors and volunteers. Without all of the financial support we have received, as well as the boundless hours of sacrificial dedication from our volunteers on the build site this home would not have been possible.
We are still fundraising via our Thankful-Giving match campaign in partnership with Port Washington State Bank and their match of all donations up to $10,000 to allow us to complete grading and landscaping.
Habitat for Humanity - Ozaukee is dedicated to the enrichment of our local community. By helping under-served residents realize their dream of home ownership, we help families and children achieve strength, self-reliance and stability. A house is more than a home and when you help families achieve their goal of home ownership the benefits to our community are boundless!
Strong and stable homes help to build strong and stable communities.
A decent place to live and an affordable mortgage create a situation where homeowners can save more, invest in education, pursue opportunity and have more financial stability. It can remove barriers to opportunities, success and health that might have been part of a family's life for years, if not generations.
Investments in affordable housing are repaid in the form of stronger local economies; a stable, skilled workforce; a working social safety net and revitalized neighborhoods.
With a little help, we all have the potential to stand on our own.
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Starting with the first Habitat home completed in 2003, we have built 10 new homes alongside Ozaukee County families. Habitat home building efforts and new homeowners have contributed nearly $450,000 to the economy through local land development and building expenditures, taxes and fees, educational costs, retail spending and other economic activity.
For more news about Habitat and our project updates, see
what we've been building HERE.
We partner with the Habitat for Humanity - Milwaukee ReStore for donations and deconstruction. By donating gently used furniture, appliances and home goods to Habitat ReStore, you can make a difference in the lives of local families. The ReStore sells these donated items to the public, raising funds to help our organization build safe, affordable homes in our community.
The pick-up services are free, but need to be scheduled ahead of time. Additionally, there are deconstruction services to salvage reusable items like kitchen cabinets from residential and commercial properties. We also partner with businesses that are moving, remodeling, or liquidating inventory.
Our volunteers are the heart of Habitat. We have a variety of volunteer opportunities that can leverage your talents or help you develop new skills.These range from construction and building support to fundraising, marketing and community outreach and behind-the-scenes help to keep our Habitat community efforts humming along.Training and orientation are provided. Click HERE to learn more.
In addition to building homes with families of low and modest income, we also offer home repairs to families
in need of assistance, improving their homes so they can care for the elderly, handicapped, veterans or supporting other needs so they maintain a dignified lifestyle. Learn more here.