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Habitat for Humanity's new initiative, ReNew the Block, is designed to tightly focus home repairs and stormwater mitigation in a single city block for maximized economic, visual, and revitalization impacts. This project is unique and the first of its kind and would put the City of La Crosse in the National spotlight.

Your contribution will help incorporate layers of community revitalization, including;

● Exterior home repairs
● Re-grading and landscaping at four owner-occupied properties
● 6000 square feet of permeable pavers
● Biofilter rain gardens and infiltration gardens n city boulevards
● 8850 square foot edible schoolyard and community food forest
● 450 square foot outdoor classroom
● Educational signage and community outreach
● hands-on project participation and community workshops




ReNew the Block Sponsors

  • City of La Crosse logo
  • Mayo Health Systems logo
  • Rotary logo
  • Rotary Works Foundation logo
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In Support of 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 and rehabbed 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.