Habitat for Humanity of Wisconsin River Area

Habitat for Humanity of Wisconsin River AreaLike Habitat affiliates all over the world, Habitat for Humanity of Wisconsin River Area strives “to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the world, and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action.” And wow! Habitat for Humanity has been a very successful program: In less than 40 years, Habitat for Humanity has built or renovated over 500,000 homes around the world, and helped over 2.5 million people begin to move out of poverty.

Overview of Habitat for Humanity of Wisconsin River Area’s Self-Help Housing Program

Habitat for Humanity of Wisconsin River Area’s Mutual Self-Help Housing Program gives you the opportunity to build your own house. Working together with other families, you will learn valuable construction skills as you build your own house. There is no construction experience required because our construction supervisor will be there every step of the way. The months that you spend building your home can save you as much as $20,000, and there’s never a payment to make during construction.

You will choose your own house lot and work with other families in the same area to build each other’s homes. You will choose the colors of your siding, roofing, paint, carpet, flooring and cabinets. Your house will be uniquely yours!

No construction experience needed—we will teach you everything you need to know. Some tasks will be completed by professionals but everything else is up to you and the other members of your group. In addition to your new home, you will be gaining valuable skills in budgeting, construction, maintenance and home repair.

Historical Data of the Mutual Self-Help Housing Program

Year Began


Total Homes Built


Area Served

Sauk & Columbia

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