The First Step

Since 1976, Habitat for Humanity has helped more than 13.2 million individuals and families achieve strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter all over the world. If you or someone you know finds themselves facing barriers to opportunity due to inadequate living conditions, we may be able to help.

At Habitat for Humanity, we believe that everyone, no matter who they are or where they come from, should have the chance to have a safe and affordable place to call home.


Unfortunately, statistics tell us that 1 in 4 households in the U.S. pay more than 30% of their income for housing, and may have difficulty affording necessities such as food and clothing. To help combat this, Habitat has been partnering with families all over the world for the past 40+ years who want to build better lives for themselves.

Check out our three #1 guidelines to becoming a Habitat Homeowner:


In need of better housing?

Potential home buyers might be dealing with poorly built, unhealthy, damaged, or inadequate housing. Alternatively, you might have a rent or mortgage that you cannot afford, or may be living in a home that is inaccessible for your disabilities.


Willing to partner with Habitat?

Habitat homeowners partner with us through-out the entire process. This includes performing "sweat equity" - helping to build their own home, or helping to build homes for others in the program. Sweat equity can also include taking home ownership classes or performing volunteer work at the ReStore.


Able to pay an affordable mortgage?

Habitat offers home buyers an affordable mortgage that works for the new homeowner. Those mortgage payments made by the homeowner are then cycled through a revolving fund back into the community, helping to build more homes for other families and individuals in the community.

Applying for a Home

Due to the Equal Housing Opportunity Act, there are only certain windows of time where you can fill out an official housing application. We offer an Interest Form that anyone can fill out at any time, which our Family Selection Committee will keep on file. Once our official application process opens, we can then send the applications to everyone who previously filled out our interest form.

Once you form is completed, you can e-mail, mail or drop it off at our ReStore.

145 N. Clairemont Avenue

Eau Claire, WI 54703

Do you currently own your own home, but are needing assistance in minor repairs?

The Chippewa Valley Habitat for Humanity also offers a program to assist homeowners in the Chippewa Valley who are in need of repair assistance.

For more information, click here.