Cora Haltaufderheid, Greater Green Bay Habitat for Humanity Executive Director, to Retire

Posted on 8-12-2021

On Tuesday, August 10th, the Board of Directors for Greater Green Bay Habitat for Humanity, announced the retirement of  Executive Director, Cora Haltaufderheid, which will be effective December 2021.

Cora began her career at Habitat in 2014. The organization has continued to grow their mission to new heights with her business knowledge, personal drive, and talented staff on her team. Notable achievements in her seven years with Habitat include:

Leading a $3.5 million capital campaign, which resulted in the purchase and renovation of a 35,000 square foot Habitat campus.

Construction of three twin home buildings (a first for our organization), providing safe, decent, affordable housing for six families.

Legacy Build – in memory of a dedicated, long-term volunteer that involved the volunteer’s family in designing, funding, and building the home.

The creation and evolution of Habitat’s signature event, RePurpose for a Reason, has raised awareness of their mission, organization, and specifically their ReStore.

The impact of Cora’s involvement with Greater Green Bay Habitat for Humanity affects not only the 55 families that have new homes since she has been leading the organization, but also the generations of those families yet to come. Her efforts leave a lasting legacy for the organization’s staff, volunteers, board members, donors, and community partners of providing homes, communities, and hope in the Green Bay area.

The Board of Directors is forming a search committee for her replacement.

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].