Greater Green Bay Habitat For Humanity to Dedicate Faith Build Home December 13th

Posted on 12-12-2019

For another Brown County family, the dream of homeownership has become reality.

Greater Green Bay Habitat for Humanity celebrates the completion of our 117th home built in partnership with the homeowners, the Hernandez family. The home was also the 2019 Faith Build for the Green Bay affiliate.

A Faith Build is an annual opportunity for Habitat and faith-based communities to partner and build a home for a family through prayer, volunteerism, and financial support. 

A dedication at 1146 S. Greenwood Avenue in Green Bay is scheduled for Friday, December 13th at 9:30 a.m.  The event is open to the public.  Please join us for a Holiday Celebration Open House from 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Habitat’s 2019 Lead Faith Partner was Thrivent Financial, who generously matched $65,000 donated to Habitat by local faith organizations: Catholic Foundation for the Diocese of Green Bay, Atonement Lutheran Church, Knights of Columbus No. 7498, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Womens Guild, Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church WELCA, First Congregational United Church of Christ, Our Saviour Lutheran Church, St. Norbert Abbey Augustine Stewardship Fund Trust, and Union Congregational UCC.

“Thanks to God every day for a new day and blessing me with three awesome kids. I want to provide a place for them.” – Karleen Hernandez

oin us and witness the positive impact of Habitat for Humanity homeownership in our community. For more information about Habitat, please see 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].