Mission Statement: Seeking to put God's love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.
Vision: A world where everyone has a safe, decent place to live
Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry that has helped to build over one million decent, affordable houses and served five million people worldwide. More than two billion people live in slum housing around the world, and 100 million are homeless. Although Waukesha County is considered a richer county, there is still a strong housing need in our own backyard for lower-income families who need an affordable place to live, and there are many people who work in Waukesha County that cannot afford to live here. Through volunteer labor and donations of money and materials, Habitat builds and rehabilitates simple, decent houses alongside our homeowner partner families. In addition to monthly mortgage payments, homeowners invest hundreds of hours of their own labor into building their Habitat house and the houses of others. Habitat houses are sold to partner families at no profit and financed with affordable loans. The homeowners' monthly mortgage payments are used to build still more Habitat houses.