Nine Easy Ways You Can Help Habitat for Humanity Help Others in Our Community

Posted on 10-24-2019

“Every Family Deserves a Fair Shot!”

Greater Green Bay Habitat for Humanity believes in doing all they can to help families get the chances and opportunities they deserve.  Because of their efforts, throughout our communities, many families are achieving the American Dream of home ownership.

How Can You Help Them to Help Others?

We’re Glad You Asked!  Here are 9 Easy Ways to Help:

2.  Volunteer at the ReStore:
4.  Become a Committee Member
5.  Join the Habitat Young Professionals Group:
6.  Make a monetary donation:
7.  Donate an item from the Habitat Wish List:
8.  Help Habitat receive donations from Amazon:
9. Share this article with your friends and family members by clicking the social media share buttons at the bottom of this article.
Now, Please take a few minutes to enjoy this brief video showcasing Habitat’s Mission to empower Families…Everyone Deserves

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].