Greater Green Bay Habitat for Humanity – Finalist for 2019 Ethics Award

Posted on 6-27-2019

Foundations Health & Wholeness, Inc., in partnership with founding sponsors Green Bay Packaging and the George Kress Foundation, has announced Greater Green Bay Habitat for Humanity as a finalist for their 2019 Ethics Award in the nonprofit category.

This award celebrates ethical leaders in the Green Bay community, recognizes the important connection between good ethics and mental wellness, and helps neighbors in need heal and thrive.

Each year, Foundations Health & Wholeness presents the Ethics in Business Awards in four categories: business, nonprofit, individual, and youth.

This year, Foundations received 69 nominations across the four categories. Finalists were determined by the Selection Committee (a group of local business and civic leaders) using criteria from the ten Universal Ethical Principles.

The next step for the finalists is to be interviewed by an independent research team, chaired by Dr. John Stoll, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay (UWGB) professor of public and environmental affairs. In addition to interviewing the finalists, Dr. Stoll’s team of UWGB students will speak with references and conduct other research over the summer.

The research team will provide their findings to the Selection Committee, who will then determine the final recipient in each of the four categories. The 12th Annual Ethics in Business Awards luncheon will be held Thursday, November 7, 2019 at the KI Convention Center.

Finalists in the business category are Fox Communities Credit Union and Ryan Funeral Home. The nonprofit finalists are ADRC/Grounded Café, Greater Green Bay Habitat for Humanity, Green Bay Public School District, and Unity Hospice. Individual finalists are Kate Burgess, Tana Koss, Steven Meyer, and Laura Mossakowski. Youth finalists are Emily Baynes, Jimena Sanchez Hernandez, and Raquel Quevedo Vasquez.

For more information about Greater Green Bay Habitat for Humanity, please refer to the links below.

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].