The Catholic Church teaches that decent, safe, and affordable housing is a human right. Affordable housing poses a challenge in both rural and urban counties throughout Wisconsin. Tragically, over half of Milwaukee, Kenosha, and Walworth County households pay more than 30% of their income for housing. Although there are several on-going Catholic responses to this social issue, we need to do more. Habitat for Humanity is just one of many organizations working to address these issues.
Each country in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee has a local Habitat affiliate. Click below to learn more about how Habitat for Humanity is partnering with Catholic parishes within the Archdiocese of Milwaukee and how you can help!
Sr. Thea Bowman’s Milwaukee Catholic House
In Milwaukee County, to build on existing collaborations the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, along with Catholic Financial Life and Milwaukee’s Family of Four Parishes, is sponsoring Sr. Thea Bowman’s Milwaukee Catholic House, which is one of four 2022 faith-build houses for Milwaukee’s Habitat for Humanity. On Thursday July 21, 2022 at 10 a.m., Archbishop Listecki will bless the Sr. Thea Bowman’s Milwaukee Catholic House in the Harambee neighbor of Milwaukee.
How You Can Help
Learn more about the history and impact of the housing crisis in Milwaukee, and how Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity is working to provide a path to affordable homeownership and neighborhood stability. Kristi Sebald, Faith Relations Coordinator, is available to attend committee meetings, youth gatherings, weekend Masses, or other events during 2022. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org or 414-316-5612.
Encourage your congregation and individual members to keep Habitat for Humanity and their mission in your prayers.
For our future homeowners and their families as they invest hundreds of hours in sweat equity and move into their new homes.
For our volunteers and donors who make our mission and work possible.
For our staff who work tirelessly to combat the affordable housing crisis in our communities
For our elected leaders and for real change in the housing inequality that exists in our community.
There are many ways to donate and join us in building a stronger community. Your gift today will help combat our region's affordable housing crisis! With your help, we can help transform the lives of local families and revitalize entire neighborhoods.
- Budgeted missions’ donation
- Cash/Coin donation drive
- Tool Drive
- Homeowner House Blessing gift collection
- Alternative Christmas/Holiday Market
Give to Sr. Thea Bowman Milwaukee Catholic House
Do you know someone who is interested in becoming a first-time homeowner or needs help with critical home repairs to stay in their home? Learn more about how we help provide a path to affordable homeownership here.
By volunteering with Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity, you can be a part of the change you want to see in your community. MKE Habitat for Humanity offers several opportunities to build or repair homes with families, in addition to other non-construction volunteer opportunities.