Greater Green Bay Habitat for Humanity Dedicates 118th Home

GREEN BAY, WI (February 11, 2020) – Greater Green Bay Habitat for Humanity held a home dedication for the Moua/Thao family on Thursday, February 13th at 4:00pm.

This family of seven was living with Kou’s family in a very overcrowded home. Kou and Mai had dreams of a bigger place with space for their young children. They wanted something that was truly there for their kids to grow up in. They’re so excited to be partnering with Habitat!

“As a family, our hopes and goals are to grow and appreciate each other. Owning a home means everything to our family, because we have worked hard for this dream of becoming homeowners.” – Kou Moua & Mai Thao

This is the 118th home Habitat has built and sold to a qualified homebuyer in Brown County. Homeowners have a zero-interest and affordable mortgage that is made possible through generous donations of money, materials, and volunteer labor.

A special thank you to the sponsors on this home including: : Leonardo Da Vinci School for Gifted Learners, Ameriprise Auto & Home, US Bank, Richard & Mary Kasper, Larry & Debbie Frazier P&G, and Robinson Family Foundation.

Don’t forget to support Greater Green Bay Habitat for Humanity this coming Wednesday, February 19th, during “Give Big Green Bay!”

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 familyservices@greenbayhabitat.org.