DIYers and Area Home Owners ….Don’t Miss “Repurpose For A Reason” This Thursday

This Thursday, November 14th, Habitat for Humanity will be holding what has come to be known as one of the most creative annual events in the Greater Green Bay Area, and it helps a great non-profit at the same time

Greater Green Bay Habitat for Humanity will host its fifth annual RePurpose for a Reason fundraiser on Thursday, November 14 from 6-8 p.m. at Badger State Brewing Co.(990 Tony Canadeo Run, Green Bay, WI 54304).

The event is open to the public with $5 admission and features raffle items and live music. Money raised goes back to Habitat to build homes, communities, and hope in Brown County.

The highlight of the event is the silent auction, which consists of repurposed, refurbished, or art-based items that have been created by do-it-yourself enthusiasts and creative community members. Many of these items feature treasures that were originally found at the Green Bay ReStore.

A special thank you to our major event sponsors, Fox Communities Credit Union and Wisconsin Public Service (WPS).

For more information about RePurpose for a Reason and to buy tickets, please visit www.repurposeforareason.org or contact Jennifer Maier at [email protected].

 

Habitat for Humanity

Greater Green Bay Habitat for Humanity builds new construction homes in the Green Bay area and sells them to qualified families at no profit. The Habitat program provides benefits to our partner families and the Green Bay community. Families benefit from decent, affordable housing while the community benefits from the redevelopment of neighborhoods and an increase in tax revenue. The Habitat program does not give houses away. Families must spend “sweat equity” hours helping to build their home, pay a $900 down payment and make monthly mortgage payments. Homes are made affordable due to the volunteer labor used to build the home and the 0% interest mortgage provided by Habitat. To see what we’re working on now, check out our Current Builds page!

Habitat homes are build according to these three standard principles:

  1. Simple:
    Habitat houses are modestly-sized. They are large enough for the homeowner family’s needs, but small enough to keep construction and maintenance costs to a minimum.
  2. Decent:
    Habitat for Humanity uses quality, locally-available building materials. Habitat house designs reflect the local climate and culture.
  3. Affordable:
    The labor of volunteers and partner families, efficient building methods, modest house sizes and no-profit loans make it affordable for low-income families to purchase Habitat houses.

The first step in becoming a Habitat homeowner is to attend an informational Application Meeting. At the informational session, you will find out about our program, see what a typical Habitat home looks like, and learn how to accurately complete your application. Applicants and co-applicants must attend a meeting to receive an application; you will have 30 days from that date to turn in your completed application and required documents.  This meeting will take approximately 1 hour.  The application process takes approximately 60-90 days from the date Habitat receives your completed application. If you have additional questions or would like more information, please contact [email protected]