Habitat for Humanity begins construction on new houses in Harambee

March 17, 2022

On Wednesday, March 16, 2022, Habitat for Humanity launched their 2022 building year at two sites in the Harambee neighborhood in the 6th Aldermanic District. This is a continuation of the organization’s goal to build 80 new homes in the area over four years.

This partnership has been a shining example of community collaboration. In 2021 the city was proud to support an effort that sold 41 cityowned vacant lots to Habitat for $1 per lot. This, when combined with Habitat’s work and a generous gift of $1-million from Bader Philanthropies allows for the creation of safe, affordable housing that will provide families the tools to build wealth and equity.

Habitat has been a tremendous partner in recent years as they work with the city and surrounding community to build affordable homes that will be occupied by first-time homeowners. The city wants to thank Habitat for Humanity, as well as Bader Philanthropies, project volunteers and other area stakeholders for their continued work that has proven invaluable for Harambee residents as we strive to build a stronger Milwaukee.