Habitat for Humanity of Wausau

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Since 1990, the local Habitat for Humanity has built 69 homes in the Wausau area, fulfilling our mission of seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.  Habitat for Humanity is a global nonprofit housing organization working in local communities across all 50 states in the U.S. and in approximately 70 countries. Habitat’s vision is of a world where everyone has a decent place to live.

Each local Habitat’s family selection committee selects homeowners based on three criteria:

    • The applicant’s level of need.
    • Their willingness to partner with Habitat.
    • Their ability to repay a mortgage through an affordable payment plan.

Habitat’s homebuyers invest hundreds of hours of their own labor, called sweat equity, working alongside volunteers and other Habitat homeowners, in addition to paying an affordable mortgage and receiving financial education.

Habitat for Humanity follows a nondiscriminatory policy of family selection. Neither race nor religion is a factor in choosing Habitat’s homeowners.

Ruder Ware’s donation funded a technology upgrade for the Wausau location.  The upgrade will improve efficiencies for staff, freeing up more time to spend delivering on their mission.

From Habitat for Humanity:

Here at Habitat, we struggled with an antiquated phone system that dropped calls along with computers that were not capable of virtual communications.  Thanks to Ruder Ware, we have upgraded to a modernized phone system and were able to purchase a new laptop allowing us to conduct virtual meetings and reach even more families in need of safe and affordable housing within our community.  Additionally, Ruder Ware’s technology funding includes upgraded printers, construction industry software to manage construction projects, a video conferencing system, and an upgraded firewall.  With these technological advances, Habitat can now more effectively work together to accomplish our vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to live.