Aging in Place
As our housing stock in Wisconsin continues to age, more and more low income seniors find themselves in homes that are in need of critical repairs. For many, regular maintenance has been deferred because they are either no longer able to do repairs themselves, or they’ve had to make hard choices about whether they use their limited income for food, medications, utility bills or for paying for building materials or contractors.
This project focuses on helping Wisconsin seniors stay in their homes by building wheelchair ramps, making modifications like grab bars, or helping seniors with more extensive repairs like fixing a leaking roofs or installing windows that help keep out the cold and lower heating bills.
Also known as a Habitat Mobile Response Unit, our van is stocked with tools to help local affiliates respond to disasters, aid with clean-up, and being rebuilding.
Disaster Response VAN
We organize a yearly statewide training conference to provide affiliate staff, board, and volunteers opportunities to learn new skills - and best of all, learn from one another.
A year of national service with HFH WI helps affiliates build capacity while giving VISTA members a chance to make a lasting difference while gaining valuable experience.
photo: ©Ezra Millstein/Habitat for Humanity