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Habitat for Humanity

Across the U.S., Habitat for Humanity has built or renovated over 400,000 homes for low income working families, impacting over 850,000 children who live in those homes. Now Habitat for Humanity is at work in Juneau County.

Habitat started working in Juneau County in 2009. Locally Habitat has built or renovated 10 homes for low income working families in Juneau County and continues to build one home per year.

Who Habitat helps: Habitat helps families who have a steady income and agree to put in 500 hours of sweat equity in helping to build or renovate their home. Habitat for Humanity also has a strong partnership with the Mauston High School. In conjunction with its Advanced Construction class led by Mike Borreson, interested students get the opportunity to gain real-world carpentry experience in field and many of the students go on to carpentry or construction careers.

Juneau County gains forever
When construction is completed, the selected family purchases the home from Habitat with a no-interest mortgage. The monthly mortgage payments provide capital back to Habitat for building more homes to help additional families. As a result, any donations or volunteer effort contribute to decent and affordable housing for working families in Juneau County for many years to come.

How you can help
Habitat is a volunteer organization, and many of the resources needed for building homes are donated. Anyone willing to give of their time, to donate building materials, to provide professional services or to make financial contributions is welcome. Another way to support Habitat in Juneau County is to donate items to the Mauston Habitat ReStore, located just south of Mauston on Hwy 12-16. All proceeds from ReStore sales go to Habitat’s housing programs.

We hope to hear from you
Anyone wishing to volunteer or work with Habitat can give them a call at the Habitat ReStore, just south of Mauston, at (608) 847-2000, or visit www.maustonrestore.com or www.habitat-ajc.org.

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