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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.
Sep 9, 2023, 8:48 AM
Every fully employed person in Door County should be able to afford a safe, quality place to live. This simple idea is the driving force behind the launch of Door County’s Workforce Housing Lending Corporation.
Sep 3, 2023, 10:02 PM
Habitat for Humanity offers home-repair services to homeowners to help them live in safe, accessible homes. These services may include fixing windows or foundations, winterizing or creating ramps. Habitat’s Ramp Up Door County program installs and leases emergency or temporary ADA aluminum ramps to keep residents with physical or financial need in their homes longer. Learn more about these projects and volunteer at or by calling 920.743.2869.
Jun 14, 2023, 8:29 AM
For Abigail and Evan Newman, having a home to call their own is becoming a reality because of your generosity. The Newmans took part along with Door County Habitat for Humanity officials and volunteers on Tuesday in a groundbreaking ceremony held at the home’s future site on Cherry Court. Truth be told, the Newmans have not missed a chance to be the at build site since excavators first dug the hole a few weeks ago and volunteers started to pour the concrete footings shortly after that. It goes beyond the sweat equity hours required of Habitat partner families, but an act of appreciation for the opportunity according to the Newmans.
Jun 13, 2023, 7:27 AM
Door County Habitat for Humanity is hosting a groundbreaking ceremony on June 13th at 3 p.m. and your help is needed to make sure they can host a dedication ceremony later this fall. Executive Director Lori Allen says the start of every home build is exciting, but it needs its stable of volunteers to grow to keep the positive momentum going.
Apr 13, 2023, 6:49 AM
Door County housing leaders suggested additional state funding and incentives for affordable housing in a roundtable Tuesday with Gov. Tony Evers, who was in Sturgeon Bay to promote initiatives in his 2023-25 budget proposal.
Apr 7, 2023, 8:18 AM
Gov. Tony Evers visited Sturgeon Bay on Tuesday to highlight initiatives in his 2023-25 biennial budget proposal to promote local housing development and affordable housing.
Mar 25, 2023, 8:34 AM
When reporter Sam Watson landed a job at the Peninsula Pulse last summer, her plan was to sign a lease on an apartment, move from Madison to Door County, and settle down to start her career in journalism. She got stuck on step one. Before moving, she wasn’t familiar with Door County at all, and it wasn’t until she started looking for apartments in the area that she realized the county had a housing problem – and that its problem was now her problem.
Jan 27, 2023, 7:39 AM
Your support can help make Door County Habitat for Humanity’s 30th year one to remember with big goals on the horizon. Thursday marked the organization’s kickoff for its anniversary campaign as it hopes to raise $30,000 over the next 30 days. Two new homes, 50 home repair projects, 20 deconstruction projects, and expanding its campus are just some of the organization’s goals for 2023. Executive Director Lori Allen says she knows the goals are lofty, but so are the affordable housing needs in Door County.
Jan 24, 2023, 8:39 AM
If you cannot afford to make a big donation to some of your favorite non-profits this year, if at all, there is still a way you can support them with your time. According to the philanthropy website, 26 percent of nonprofits anticipated that small gifts would be critical for their revenue, with almost 40 percent saying they would be very important. United Way of Door County Executive Director Amy Kohnle says small donations were critical to their organization, raising their second-highest amount of over $776,000. She added that while dollars are nice, some organizations could use your time.

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Sturgeon Bay WI, 54235