about us

Habitat for Humanity of Kenosha was founded in 2012 by community members that shared a vision to revitalize Kenosha’s neighborhoods and help hardworking, low-income families achieve a dream of homeownership. We provide affordable housing in partnership with the family’s needs, create stronger neighborhoods by restoring a sense of community and pride that comes with home ownership, and build community by joining together hundreds of volunteers for every build.

We build homes alongside families who demonstrate need and willingness to partner with HFHK. Families invest hundreds of hours of their own “sweat-equity” labor into the houses. With the hundreds of volunteers per home we are able to provide virtually all of the house-building labor costs making the homes affordable for low-income families.

Studies show that children who grow up in a stable, decent environment are more likely to do better in school, be well-adjusted, and break the cycle of poverty. We at Habitat for Humanity of Kenosha want to help break the cycle of poverty, one family at a time, by being able to provide families with the most basic of needs: a decent, affordable place to live.

 

executive director

Fran Hansen

 

2017/2018 board of directors

Ralph McCarthy – President

Bruce Cramer – Vice President

Barb Rohlman – Treasurer

Mary Manthei – Secretary

 

Simmi Bharwani

Vicki Holman-Bryant

Gabe Mills

Nick Orthmann

Ashley Schmidt

Jose Vega

 

board of directors advisors

Neil Guttormsen

Scott Larsen

S.R. Mills

 

former board members

Greg Cunningham

Alison Iglehart

Greg Milligan

Joyce Pavlina

 

who we are

Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry founded on the conviction that every man, woman, and child should have a decent, safe and affordable place to live.

mission

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 decent place to live

Our purpose is straightforward and to the point: to make simple, decent, and affordable housing available to those who need it the most. This belief is what drives us in our work with Habitat for Humanity – when families have decent housing they can afford, many of life’s other challenges become more manageable.

In partnership with hundreds of dedicated volunteers and supporters, HFHK is building hope, one house at a time.

community partnerships

Habitat for Humanity of Kenosha is proud to partner with many community organizations and businesses throughout Kenosha County. We are continually seeking opportunities to improve our services through partnerships, better meet the needs of low-income families in Kenosha county, and make matters of housing matters of conscience.

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WHAT IS HABITAT FOR HUMANITY INTERNATIONAL?

  • A nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry.
  • Founded in 1976 by Millard Fuller and his wife, Linda.
  • Seeking to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the world and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action.
  • Inviting people of all backgrounds, races and religions to build houses together in partnership with families in need.
  • Today, we have helped build over 500,000 decent, affordable houses and served more than 2 million people around the world.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

  • Through volunteer labor and donations of money and materials, Habitat builds and rehabilitates simple, decent houses alongside our homeowner partner families.
  • In addition to a down payment and 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.

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