Let’s keep BUILDING TOGETHER!
On October 11, 1989, more than 100 neighbors and community members walked three miles through the City of La Crosse with the dream of a world in which everyone had a decent place to live-a dream which was out of reach for far too many families in the La Crosse area. Following the march, community organizers came together with a renewed commitment to take action to address the affordable housing needs in our community. Habitat for Humanity La Crosse Area was born!
Habitat for Humanity La Crosse Area became an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International in 1992, with 2022 marking the 30th Anniversary of BUILDING TOGETHER.
For 30 years, Habitat for Humanity La Crosse Area has brought people together to build HOMES, COMMUNITIES, AND HOPE. Habitat believes that decent, affordable housing should be a matter of conscience and action; we realize that there are people in our community who are living in inadequate conditions and that by joining together we can provide a hand up -- not a hand out.
In 2022, the need for safe, affordable housing in our community remains tantamount. It is STILL an eye-opening experience to see what homes and conditions are like for many hard-working families. This need still exists for families like Andrea’s. Andrea has always wanted a home for her and her two sons, Braxton (age 6) and Jamison (age 4). Andrea and her kids currently live in a very small apartment with a yard that her kids cannot play in. The home is unsafe for two small children, with exposed wiring, leaking windows, and strange smells. Andrea bears a heavy housing burden—just like 1 in 6 renters in the City of La Crosse—paying more than 30% of her monthly income (before taxes are taken out) on her rent, leaving little room for other needs like food, utilities, transportation, and health care.
Help us BUILD TOGETHER for families like Andrea, Braxton, and Jamison.