Greater Green Bay Habitat For Humanity News Updates

Posted on 9-30-2021

The City of Green Bay will be lighting the bridges blue and green on Monday, October 4th, on honor of World Habitat Day!

Every year, World Habitat Day is celebrated on the first Monday in October. On this day, Habitat for Humanity joins the United Nations and organizations from around the world in raising awareness for affordable housing, and educating, mobilizing, motivating individuals and communities to take action on the global housing crisis.

A decent place to live can help break down barriers and open opportunities for strength, stability, success, and self-reliance through shelter, improve health, and make meaningful impact on a family’s life for years, if not generations!

Don’t Forget Our ReStore’s “Repurpose For a Reason” Event!

RePurpose for a Reason event registration is now open, and is FREE to the public!

This featured event is the organizations largest annual fundraiser, and you can be a part of it! We’re seeking Project Makers” to donate items for the silent auction, and the ReStore is full of ideas and items that you can take home and “RePurpose” and return to the organization! With registration now open, we’ve got an irresistible giveaway – if you register before October 7th, you could be the lucky winner of a $150, your-pick, gift card to either Plae Bistro or Lodge Kohler!

Event details, registration, and Project Maker information can be found HERE.

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].