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Apr 7, 2022, 8:22 AM
The Pulse: By Myles Dannhausen Jr., April 6th, 2022 Michelle Waldinger is one of many now facing the unenviable task of trying to recruit workers to Door County. It’s unenviable for the director of human resources at Marine Travelift not because she can’t offer good wages or a good career, but because of the growing challenges in finding housing and child care.
Mar 23, 2022, 8:50 AM
BY GLENN GAMBOA / AP MARCH 22, 2022 11:12 AM EDT MacKenzie Scott has donated $436 million to Habitat for Humanity International and 84 of its U.S. affiliates — the largest publicly disclosed donation from the billionaire philanthropist since she pledged in 2019 to give away the majority of her wealth. “We could not be more excited to get the gift at a time when, in some ways, the state of housing affordability is the worst that it has been in modern times,” Jonathan Reckford, Habitat for Humanity International’s CEO, told The Associated Press. His group received $25 million from Scott and her husband, Dan Jewett, with the remaining $411 million to be distributed among Habitat’s local affiliates.
Mar 23, 2022, 8:43 AM
The Door County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved the use of $700,000 in federal funding to help fund a new affordable housing development in Sister Bay. The funding comes from the more than $5.3 million the county is allocated under the American Rescue Plan, a 2021 federal Covid relief law. The 45-unit project, called The Shoals, is scheduled to begin construction in June.
Mar 16, 2022, 10:21 AM
During the past 50 years, in all the books published in the United States, the frequency of the word “I” has doubled. This fact comes from Robert Putnam’s book, The Upswing: How America Came Together a Century Ago and How We Can Do It Again. Putnam is a Harvard professor best known for his groundbreaking research into our country’s loss of social capital. He summarized his original findings 25 years ago in the landmark book Bowling Alone.
Mar 16, 2022, 8:19 AM
Habitat ramps up community support Door County Daily News - Posted 3/15/2022 by Tim Kowols Door County Habitat for Humanity is making it easier for you to get out of your house. The organization kicked off its RAMP UP Door County project earlier this year to address the accessibility needs of many Door County residents.
Mar 12, 2022, 8:46 AM
It is uncharted territory for charitable leaders like Door County Community Foundation President and CEO Bret Bicoy, many of which who were not in their current roles in 1981, which was the last time inflation was this high. Bicoy believes that similar to how people treat the stock market, many will not change their charitable giving habits until they know that the current rate of inflation is here to stay.
Feb 22, 2022, 6:12 AM
Door County Habitat for Humanity could use your construction skills south of the county line later this year. An Algoma couple recently donated their business to Door County Habitat for Humanity after it was permitted to be a residential home. The plan is for Habitat volunteers to gut the building before turning it into a two-bedroom, one-bathroom home. Door County Habitat for Humanity was allowed to take on the project because Kewaunee County does not have its own local affiliate. Executive Director Lori Allen says it is another great opportunity to get someone into a home.
Feb 16, 2022, 8:27 AM
by BRET BICOY, President and CEO, Door County Community Foundation For nearly a decade, the Bank of America Study of Philanthropy: Charitable Giving by Affluent Households has been conducted in partnership with Indiana University’s Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. It is the most comprehensive, longitudinal study of the giving habits of America’s wealthy families. The study’s 2021 version was recently released and offered insights and lessons for our charitable community.
Feb 15, 2022, 8:21 AM
The Door County Economic Development Corporation is looking at acquiring the necessary grants to build a modular home manufacturing facility. The organization would partner with Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, the Door County Homebuilder’s Association, and participating school districts to build homes that would have a price point of between $99,000 and $159,000.
Jan 27, 2022, 8:53 AM
Median home price in Door County has climbed from $220,000 in 2019, to $279,000 in 2020, to $315,000 in 2021

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