2023: 30 yrs building home ownership in the Door!
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 30 years, we've built 48 homes and 110 home repair projects in Door County, impacting over 474 people including 172 children.
Since 1993, Door County Habitat for Humanity has helped 136 families realize their dream of quality home ownership through new homes and home repairs.
Building home owners
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.
Every year, Door County Habitat typically has hundred of volunteers who donate thousands of hours. In 2022, 189 volunteers donated over approximately 12,500 hours over multiple projects.Throughout our history, we’ve had 1400 active volunteers who invested almost 130 thousand hours in our community 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, Washington Island and now Algoma. Habitat built homes generated over $113,640 in 2022 property tax dollars in Door County. Those same households added a total of $1.39 million in property tax base since 1993.
Hundreds of thousands of dollars are spent annually with local suppliers and contractors on operations, home and home repair materials.
Since 2010, over 2.1 million pounds of reusable materials have been diverted from landfills through merchandise sales and recycling by the Habitat ReStore.