People in our community and all over the world partner with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers. With your help, Habitat homeowners achieve the strength, stability, and independence they need to build a better life for themselves and their families.
Door County Habitat Humanity was started in the community in 1993. In our 28 years, we have built 43 homes and completed 65 home repair projects impacting over 279 people including 114 children. Door County’s real estate is increasingly geared toward vacation homes and rental units. This drives up housing beyond what a typical family could generally hope to afford. There is a shortfall of owner-occupied housing.
Affordable Homes Needed – Door County Habitat is one of many organizations working to address challenges our friends and neighbors have in finding affordable, decent homes. Organizations such as Habitat, Door County Housing Partnership, and the Door County Economic Development Corporation have begun a coordinated effort to pursue affordable housing. Door County Habitat does not give houses or home repairs away. Families must complete “sweat equity” hours helping to build or repair their home and make monthly mortgage payments. Homes are made affordable due to the volunteer labor and a low-cost mortgage loan provided by Habitat. Habitat builds and repairs homes that are a foundation to success for homeowner families and the Door County community. Families benefit from affordable home ownership, while the community benefits from the redevelopment of neighborhoods and an increase in tax revenue.
Safe and affordable means that Habitat houses are modestly sized. Large enough for the family’s needs, but small enough to keep construction and maintenance costs to a minimum. Homes are built to be energy efficient so monthly utility costs are more reasonable.
Please consider helping Habitat for Humanity in its mission of empowering families to gain decent housing here in Door County.