Our Programs

PARTNERING for Homebuilding

Habitat does not give away houses. We mortgage them at zero interest to eligible families that need a “hand up” and not a “hand out.” Qualified families must show that they have a need for housing, are willing to PARTNER and are able to pay for a mortgage. Typical mortgage and real estate tax costs average $500 monthly and never exceed 30% of their gross monthly income.

To learn more about our PARTNERING program read about ELIGIBILITY and APPLY.

A Brush With Kindness (ABWK)

In addition to building new homes, Habitat for Humanity in Walworth County also makes affordable simple, exterior repairs for homeowners in the county. The program is aimed at providing painting, landscaping, and minor repair services to low-income homeowners in need.

Habitat for Humanity’s A Brush with Kindness has a goal to serve low-income homeowners who struggle to maintain the exterior of their homes.  The work is done by volunteers who use donated materials whenever possible.  The homeowner must meet certain qualifications for selection for ABWK including demonstrated need, willingness to partner and ability to re-pay a no interest loan.  Payments made by the partner family are placed in a revolving fund to help ABWK serve others in need.

Habitat’s A Brush with Kindness is part of their larger Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative. This initiative gives us a great opportunity to help more families in need, as well as have an impact on the entire neighborhood” said Larry Green, Executive Director, Habitat for Humanity in Walworth County. “Helping people repair and maintain their homes fits in seamlessly with Habitat’s core mission of making affordable housing solutions available to low-income families.”

Types of Repairs

  • Porch Repair
  • Exterior Door Repair and Replacement
  • Broken Window Repair
  • Tree Hazards
  • Smoke Alarms
  • Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Cars For Homes

Donate a car

Donate your vehicle online or call:

Your vehicle donation will help Habitat for Humanity build homes in partnership with families in your community.

Car donations are another way to support the mission of Habitat for Humanity. When you donate a car to Cars for Homes, you will help your local Habitat for Humanity build and rehabilitate houses with families in need of affordable shelter.

The car donation process is quick and easy. It can be accomplished online or with a toll-free phone call to 1-877-277-4344. If you donate an automobile or other vehicle, you may be eligible for a tax deduction.

What can you donate?

  • Car
  • Truck
  • Boat
  • RV
  • Motorcycle
  • Construction or farm equipment
  • Any other vehicle—running or not!

Why donate?

  • Proceeds from the sale of your car help your local Habitat for Humanity build and renovate houses with families in need.
  • You may receive a tax deduction if you itemize.
  • Recycling your car saves energy and natural resources.