Our Mission:

Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.

Our Vision:

A world where everyone has a decent place to live

about us

Habitat for Humanity Lakeside

Habitat for Humanity Lakeside is part of a global, nonprofit housing organization operated on Christian principles, that seeks to put God’s love into action by building homes, communities, and hope. Habitat for Humanity Lakeside is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally and worldwide through constructing, rehabilitating, and preserving homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their housing conditions. Habitat for Humanity was founded on the conviction that every man, woman, and child should have a simple, durable place to live in dignity and safety, and that decent housing in decent communities should be a matter of conscience and action for all.

Habitat for Humanity house

Our homes are built according to three standard principles that offer Habitat families a hand up, not a hand out:

1. Simple:

Habitat houses are modestly-sized. They are large enough for the family’s needs, but small enough to keep construction and maintenance costs to a minimum.

2. Decent:

Habitat for Humanity uses quality, locally-available building materials. Habitat house designs reflect the local climate and culture of the neighborhood while taking into account the family’s needs.

3. Affordable:

The labor of volunteers, in-kind donations, efficient building methods, modest house sizes and zero interest mortgage make it affordable for hardworking families of modest means to purchase a Habitat home.

Habitat for Humanity Lakeside Celebrating 30 Years logo

celebrating 30 years

Habitat for Humanity Lakeside

In December 1993, Habitat for Humanity Sheboygan County became an official nonprofit organization, promoting and providing affordable housing throughout the county. Renamed to Habitat for Humanity Lakeside in 2001, the affiliate is exited to celebrate their 30th anniversary this year.

strategic plan

In October 2022, the Board of Directors approved a new 3-year rolling strategic plan to grow our operations within the limitations of the supply chain, and the new economic environment. By 2026, Habitat for Humanity Lakeside aims each year to complete new builds or renovations for three partner families through the Home Buyer program, provide critical repairs or aging-in-place updates to 12 homeowners through the Home Repair program, and complete 15 projects in the three-day intensive Rock the Block neighborhood revitalization event. Links to the public facing documents which support our strategic plan are included below and include our case for support, strategic plan goals and affordable housing solutions. We would love to hear from you if you want to know more about what we’re doing. Please reach out to Niki Zohrab, Executive Director, at 920-458-3399 or nzohrab@habitatlakeside.com with any questions or to set up a meeting to learn more about what we’re doing.

Case for Support

Habitat for Humanity Case Statement

Learn why you should support affordable housing in Sheboygan County.

Strategic Plan Goals

Learn about all of the goals outlined in our 3-year strategic plan.

Affordable Housing Solutions

Habitat for Humanity Housing Solution Plan

Learn about the ways in which we provide affordable housing solutions.

Habitat for Humanity funding model

our funding model

View our graphic to understand Habitat’s sustainable funding model. For more information including how you can be part of our funding model, reach out to us at 920-458-3399 or loveinaction@habitatlakeside.com.


Habitat for Humanity Lakeside

December 1992

First board of directors elected.

January 1993

Became an official Wisconsin non-profit organization.

May 1993

Became the 18th affiliate in Wisconsin for Habitat for Humanity International.

November 1993

First home is dedicated.


First home rehab. Shanty Town becomes annual fundraiser.


First Blitz Build challenge between Sargento and VPI, sponsoring two houses and providing the labor.


Habitat for Humanity Sheboygan County becomes Habitat for Humanity Lakeside, through partnership with Ozaukee County.


First warehouse sale in Plymouth.


Ozaukee County Habitat builds their first home in Port Washington.


Second ReStore in Wisconsin opens in Plymouth.


Second ReStore in Sheboygan County opens. Received first grant from Thrivent Financial. First Thrivent Build.


First Executive Director is hired.


Current Sheboygan County ReStore opens, housing affiliate offices.


Ozaukee County splits from Habitat Lakeside.


Plymouth ReStore closes.


Launched Rock the Block program, revitalizing Clara Avenue.

June 2022

Gateway project in City of Sheboygan is completed with sixth and final home build.


Habitat for Humanity Lakeside celebrates 30 years and completes 50th home build.

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