Give the Gift of Home 2018

Give the Gift of Home 2018

About This Campaign

Richard*, longtime resident of the Lower Northside Depot Neighborhood writes, “I am 74 years old. I purchased this home 21 years ago… Times were better, and I did what I could…I love my home, but I cannot afford anymore repairs.”

Linda* explains, “Being a single parent with a disabled son and a challenged daughter on a very fixed income makes it hard to afford the more expensive repairs and upkeep.”

Tanya* shared, “My 82-yr-old mom has just moved in with me after suffering a massive stroke. We need a safe, warm, welcoming home.”

Each year, homeowners like Richard, Linda, and Tanya – who love their homes – apply for assistance. They struggle to make needed repairs and need your support.

Because of the generosity of donors like you, homes are weatherized, painted, landscaped, roofed, and repaired so residents can stay in their homes and take pride in their neighborhood.

ReNEW is a partnership of neighbors, non-profit and public agencies, local businesses, and community members, working together for neighborhood revitalization.

With a small army of volunteers, ReNEW provides 0-1% interest-deferred or forgivable loans to eligible homeowners and limited fix-it services to help spruce up properties. Volunteer provide small home repairs to help individuals with disabilities, those who are low-income, veterans, and seniors stay in safe, warm, welcoming homes.

You can make a difference, too! With an annual or monthly gift, you can ensure that the most vulnerable members of our community get the help they need.

Since its inaugural year in 2013, ReNEW has completed 306 projects on 203 properties, with over 7,500 hours of work contributed by volunteers. Each year, new projects come up.
With your support today, neighbors like Richard will be able to remain in safe, secure houses they can call home.

Can I count on your gift today – to repair houses and build homes, community and hope?


Kahya Fox
Executive Director
Habitat for Humanity La Crosse Area

Campaign to Support Habitat for Humanity La Crosse Area

Habitat for Humanity La Crosse Area is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry founded on the conviction that every family should have a decent, safe, and affordable place to live. We partner with low-income, hardworking families and the community to build simple, decent, and affordable housing. Established locally in 1992, Habitat La Crosse has built 46 safe, stable and sustainable homes for families in need. Every family who partners with Habitat must complete 350 hours of sweat equity, working on the construction site and at the Habitat ReStore, and successfully pass home buyer education and financial counseling. Homeowners repay an interest-free 30-yearmortgage back to Habitat. Thanks in part to partner family sweat equity and volunteer labor, the cost of a home is kept affordable, with typical monthly mortgage payments around $650 including taxes and insurance. The revolving fund created by mortgage payments received allows Habitat to reinvest into the community through additional housing opportunities, creating a lasting and sustainable investment for years to come.


  1. Tom & Sharon Sharratt
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