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Pillars is Paying It Forward

April 29, 2024

2024 Homebuyer, Brittany, has been a long-time volunteer of 13 years at Pillars – an organization committed to providing support and shelter for those experiencing homelessness or facing housing insecurity. After years of volunteering her time and dedication to their organization, Pillars staff had the opportunity to pay it forward to Brittany and volunteer on…

Health, Wealth, and Peace Through Homeownership

April 3, 2024

Improving access to safe and affordable homeownership isn’t just about putting a roof over people’s heads — it’s about creating a ripple effect that touches every aspect of their lives. From financial stability to comfort and safety, the benefits of affordable housing extend far beyond the walls of a home. Over the years, owning a…

What is a Habitat Home Dedication?

February 1, 2024

What is a Habitat Home Dedication? The long road to homeownership is a journey filled with hard work, hope, and determination. Our homebuyer families spend 18+ months overcoming obstacles, working diligently on credit improvements, and addressing various challenges. In addition to the safety, joy, and comfort families feel once they reach the end of their…

2023 State of the Nation’s Housing

November 1, 2023

2023 State of the Nation’s Housing: The 2023 State of the Nation’s Housing report created by Harvard University highlights the record need for safe and affordable housing throughout the United States. Housing costs have reached their highest levels in years, while the supply of homes for sale has reached a new record low– the shortage…

Local police posing with volunteers during rock the block

Doty Island Rock the Block

October 4, 2023

Doty Island Rock the Block: Rock the Block brings together residents, municipalities and community partners to complete home repairs for low-income homeowners as well as community-based projects such as parks and nature trails, enhancing them with landscaping, mulch, gravel, and more. We held our Rock the Block event across Doty Island in Neenah/Menasha from September…

Legislative Day – 2023

September 5, 2023

Legislative Day 2023: Fox Cities Habitat joined several state legislators at the future home of Habitat homebuyer, Dawn Buelow. Together, we discussed the challenges hard working local families face in finding decent and affordable homes and how we can work together to be a part of the solution. Not only is the Fox Cities growing,…

Chilton Rock the Block

May 31, 2023

Chilton Rock the Block: Greater Fox Cities Area Habitat for Humanity recently held our 20th Rock the Block event in Chilton. Rock the Block brings together residents, municipalities and community partners to complete exterior home repairs for low-income homeowners as well as community-based projects. These improvements help beautify neighborhoods, increase property values and neighborhood safety,…

Ruth with volunteers

Remembering Ruth

April 14, 2023

Remembering Ruth: You’re never too old to volunteer! Ruth Gresham started volunteering with Fox Cities Habitat in 2000 at the young age of 83. That year was Fox Cities Habitat’s very first Women Build. Our Women Build connects the incredible power of women as they come together to build safer, stronger, communities and to raise…

Rock the Block Kaukauna

April 14, 2023

Rock the Block Kaukauna: The Greater Fox Cities Area Habitat for Humanity held their 18th Rock the Block event in Kaukauna Uptown West from May 12th through May 14th. Over 150 volunteers came together to revitalize the neighborhood through more than 20 different projects including residential homes, businesses, and community parks. Rock the Block brings together residents,…

Does Affordable Housing Lower Property Values?

April 14, 2023

Does Affordable Housing Lower Property Values? If you live near an existing property earmarked for a future Habitat for Humanity home, you may be wondering this same question. If you’re concerned about what will happen to the property value of your home, you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the answer. A study was done by the…