Race Proceeds

Proceeds from the Home Run 5k benefit Greater Green Bay Habitat for Humanity. The mission of Habitat for Humanity is to bring people together to build homes, communities and hope.  Habitat for Humanity International was founded in 1976 by Linda and Millard Fuller in Americus, Georgia. Their goal was to tackle a significant social problem – affordable housing for all.  Habitat believes that everyone deserves a simple, decent and affordable place to live. Since 1976, Habitat has helped 6.8 million people find strength, stability and independence through safe, decent and affordable shelter.

Our local Habitat affiliate, Greater Green Bay Habitat for Humanity, was founded in 1987. In 2017 we will celebrate two major milestones including our 100th home build and our 30th anniversary as an affiliate. Our affiliate operates two primary programs including our new construction Home Building Program and our ReStore. 

The ReStore is a retail operation that collects new and gently used donated home goods and building materials and sells them to the public at a fraction of the retail price. Profits from the ReStore are used to support our Home Building Program. Since opening its doors in 2009, our ReStore has funded eleven homes for our affiliate while diverting 2,400 tons of materials from landfills.

Our new construction Home Building Program is what our affiliate is most well known for. This program allows our organization to partner with low-income, hard-working families in Brown County to offer the opportunity of affordable homeownership to individuals and families who meet our three program qualifications which include an applicant’s need for housing, ability to pay and willingness to partner. Habitat does not give homes away. Families pay a mortgage, insurance and property taxes. Our homes are made affordable through the use of volunteer labor and an interest free mortgage.

Greater Green Bay Habitat for Humanity’s approach to affordable housing revitalizes neighborhoods, improves property values, strengthens communities and builds better citizens through the cooperative efforts involved in the Habitat home building construction model.


GREATER GREEN BAY HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

  • Since 1987, Greater Green Bay Habitat for Humanity has built 97 homes serving over 350 people and over 250 children in our community.
  • In 2017, Greater Green Bay Habitat for Humanity will build 10 additional homes in Brown County.
  • Habitat homeowners have paid over $7.5 million to the local tax base since 1987.

THERE IS STILL WORK TO BE DONE

  • One-third of the total U.S. population faces housing problems.
  • More than 5.1 million American families pay more than half their income for housing, endure overcrowded conditions or live in houses with severe physical deficiencies.
  • Over 5,000 families in Brown County are income eligible (30-60 % of median).
  • During the 2013-14 school year, the Green Bay area Public School District identified over 1000 students as homeless and the numbers increase each year.
  • Affordable housing is a top unmet need in Brown County
  • Affordable housing is a growing issue in our community

For more information about Greater Green Bay Habitat for Humanity please visit their website by clicking the link below. http://www.greenbayhabitat.org.