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 and pay an affordable mortgage. 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 for Humanity serves more people than ever before to achieve decent and affordable home ownership.
A world where everyone has a decent place to live.
To learn more about Habitat for Humanity’s Global non-profit organization, please visit Habitat.org.
Decent shelter is something we all need to thrive. Strong and stable homes help build strong and stable communities.
With a little help, we all have the potential to stand on our own. Bold actions speak louder than words. Think globally. Act locally. Working together, side by side, promotes understanding and self-reliance in our community.
Door County Habitat for Humanity embraces the different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds that make each of us unique. These differences make us and our organization stronger.
We are committed to equity and justice in the communities in which we work. Habitat strives to be a place where people of all races, all faiths, all genders, all ages, and all backgrounds can come together in a common cause. We are committed to be actively anti-racist supporting inclusion and diversity.
Door County Habitat Humanity was started in the community in 1993. In our 27 years, we've built 43 homes and 65 home repair projects in Door County, impacting over 268 people including 114 children. 2020 Home Repairs have positively impacted 10 seniors and 2 veterans.
Since 1993, Door County Habitat for Humanity has helped 106 families realize their dream of quality home ownership through new homes and home repairs.
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90 percent of surveyed Habitat homeowners in 44 U.S. cities said they could not have owned a home without help from Habitat. Our families purchase their homes with low cost mortgage from Habitat.
Children of homeowners are 116 percent more likely to graduate from college compared with children in families who do not own their homes. Cost-benefit analysis indicates that the 2,200 Habitat homeowners in Wisconsin alone are using less government assistance - anywhere from $6 million to $9 million annually less.
In 2019 alone, 236 Door County Habitat volunteers donated over over 11,081 hours. Throughout our history, we’ve had over 1300 active volunteers who worked from Washington Island to Southern Door.
Habitat homes are in Sturgeon Bay, Sevastopol, Bailey’s Harbor, Egg Harbor, Fish Creek, Sister Bay, Liberty Grove, Ellison Bay and Washington Island. Habitat built homes generated over $86,000 in 2019 property tax dollars in Door County. Those same households added a total of $1.05 million in property tax base since 1993.
Nearly $100,000 dollars are spent annually with local suppliers and contractors on operations, home and home repair materials. Since 2010, over 1.6 million pounds of reusable materials have been diverted from landfills through merchandise sales and recycling by the Habitat ReStore.