128th Habitat Home in Green Bay to be Dedicated May 23rd

Posted on 5-19-2022

GREEN BAY, WI – It is with great excitement that Greater Green Bay Habitat for Humanity, in partnership with St. Norbert Abbey, announces the dedication of the 128th Habitat Home in Green Bay.

On Wednesday, May 23rd, the Maldonado Rubio family will receive the keys to their new home that will be sold to them with an affordable, 0% interest mortgage.  

This collaboration is a special initiative celebrating the 900th anniversary of the founding of the Norbertine Order in France by St. Norbert of Xanten in 1121. Greater Green Bay Habitat for Humanity is one of the many organizations awarded a portion of Jubilee grants through the Norbertines Augustine Stewardship Fund.

“The Norbertines of St. Norbert Abbey are happy to have this opportunity to sponsor the building of a new home for the Maldonado Rubio Family,” said Abbot Dane Radecki, O. Pream. “We are grateful for the volunteers, especially the Norbertine employees and Associates, who spent time assisting in this build.”   

Greater Green Bay Habitat for Humanity staff and volunteers will join the Maldonado family and friends and guests of St. Norbert Abbey at the dedication.

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].