Founded in 1976 by Millard and Linda Fuller, Habitat for Humanity International is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry dedicated to eliminating substandard housing and homelessness worldwide and to making adequate, affordable shelter a matter of conscience and action. Habitat invites people from all faiths and walks of life to work together in partnership, building houses with families in need.
Habitat for Humanity Northwoods Wisconsin was founded in 1998 and finished its first Habitat home the following year. Since that time, we have built over 20 homes in our service area of Oneida and Vilas counties. Like all Habitat for Humanity affiliates, we rely on donations and volunteer help to fulfill our mission. In addition, we have a successful Habitat Restore operation on Lincoln Street in Rhinelander which helps fund our construction projects.
We have collaborated with the Rhinelander High School building trades class to take the lead role in the construction of our homes in the Rhinelander area. We hope to expand our collaboration efforts with other area schools for new home construction throughout our two-county service area.