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Jan 14, 2024, 9:15 AM
Door County Habitat for Humanity (DCHH) has raised $37,000 towards its goal of $200,000 needed for a 2024 home build in Sister Bay. This will be the 50th home completed by the organization since its founding in 1993. DCHH builds and repairs homes to support affordable home ownership. Homes are made affordable due to the volunteer labor used to build or repair the home, and a low-cost mortgage loan. For more information and to make a donation go to doorhabitat.org.
Nov 6, 2023, 8:21 AM
Door County has roughly three times the number of tax-exempt organizations as a typical community of its size. It’s also the only place I’ve ever lived where so many folks (particularly those who are retired) introduce themselves by talking about the charities with which they are involved.
Oct 17, 2023, 9:08 PM
Door County Habitat for Humanity is celebrating its 30th anniversary and the construction of its 49th new home build with an open house on Wednesday. Construction on the house, located at 864 Cherry Court in Sturgeon Bay, began on May 18 and is expected to be complete in November. The open house will run from 2 to 5 p.m. and show off the home that is 1,200 square feet, with three bedrooms, two baths and a two-car attached garage. Abby Newman, second from left, poses in front of a new Habitat for Humanity home that is being built for her in Sturgeon Bay. Also pictured, from left, are Jimmy Kaplan, Jacinda Duffin and Laurie Flanagan, with Paul Zeller and David Diller in background installing siding. It will belong to Abigail Newman. “Habitat has allowed the purchase of a home that would have otherwise been unavailable to me and my son," she said in a press release. "Having a solid, stable place to call home is incredibly healing.” The latest Habitat House is being built in conjunction with Door County Housing Partnership (DCHP) and will remain an affordable house forever. Volunteers work every Tuesday and Thursday with a dozen or more volunteers each work day. The 35 different volunteers will donate approximately 50 work days and 3,100 volunteer-hours to complete this home.
Oct 17, 2023, 8:44 AM
Door County Habitat for Humanity offers peek at new home by Tim Kowols Door County Daily News You can see first-hand how people in your community support affordable housing in Door County one swing of the hammer at a time. Door County Habitat for Humanity is hosting an open house on Wednesday to showcase the home and the people behind its construction. Earlier this year, the organization began work on Home Build #49 at 864 Cherry Court in Sturgeon Bay. Abigail Newman and her son talked about what it would mean to have a home to call their own.
Oct 14, 2023, 9:31 AM
“I think that we’ve reached a tipping point in Door County,” said Mike McCarthy, owner of the Village Green Lodge. “I don’t think that there’s ever going to be an issue with people (tourists) coming here, but I do think that their experience isn’t going to be as special as it is today, and today it’s probably not as special as it was yesterday. This is happening.” McCarthy has owned the Village Green Lodge in Ephraim since August 2015. He offers onsite housing for employees, including international exchange visitors. As with many other business owners, McCarthy said he’s noticed the need for employee housing increasing annually and becoming particularly apparent since the pandemic.
Oct 14, 2023, 9:26 AM
House #49: October 18th, 2-5pm, 864 Cherry Court, Sturgeon Bay Sturgeon Bay, Wis. (October 10, 2023) – Door County Habitat for Humanity invites the community to celebrate its 30 year anniversary and the construction of its 49th new home build with an Open House – Wednesday October, 18th 2-5pm, 864 Cherry Ct, Sturgeon Bay. This is an opportunity to see a typical Habitat home and Door Habitat’s 49th new home build site; meet the Habitat team, key volunteers and community leaders; learn more about all of Habitat’s services; meet a future Habitat homeowner; discuss the affordable housing challenges of Door County with community leaders.
Oct 13, 2023, 4:04 PM
Join Door County Habitat for Humanity for an open house, Oct. 18, 2-5 pm, of the organization’s 49th new home build. Meet the Habitat team, key volunteers, the new homeowner and community leaders. The new home is located at 864 Cherry Court, Sturgeon Bay.
Oct 13, 2023, 4:01 PM
There wasn’t much on the agenda for the Gibraltar Area School board Monday – except for one of the biggest issues the district faces in attracting and retaining new teachers. Under the principal’s report heading, high school principal James DeBroux said 40% – 25 of the 80 respondents – are unhappy with their living situation, whether they own or rent a home, and 60% of the new hires have difficulty finding a place that “fits their needs” in terms of cost and proximity to the school.
Oct 10, 2023, 9:21 AM
Join Door County Habitat for Humanity for an open house, Oct. 18, 2-5 pm, of the organization’s 49th new home build. Meet the Habitat team, key volunteers, the new homeowner and community leaders. The new home is located at 864 Cherry Court, Sturgeon Bay.
Oct 5, 2023, 8:11 AM
In July the most ambitious affordable housing project to date in Door County opened in Sister Bay. Within weeks, nearly all of the income-restricted units were full. Myles Dannhausen Jr. talks to developer Marissa Downs about what it took to make it happen, some of the misconceptions about the development, and why it’s so hard to do it in Door County.

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