Safe & Stable Homes in Waukesha County
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Safe & Stable Homes in Waukesha County

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Housing is more than just a roof over our heads. It’s a place where we build our lives, raise our families, and create memories. But for many families in Waukesha, finding affordable, stable housing is a challenge.

453 Waukesha County residents used Safe & Stable Homes programs last year to improve their housing stability.


Additional programs have been added this year to serve even more families. Programs at Habitat for Humanity Waukesha, Hebron Housing Services, My Way Out, Meta House, MATC, and Community Action Coalition were added to our established Safe & Stable Homes programs serving Waukesha residents: Lutheran Social Services, Family Promise of Waukesha, Salvation Army Waukesha, and WI Veterans Network.


United Way was proud to partner with the Waukesha County Business Alliance, AARP Wisconsin, Waukesha County Center for Growth, Waukesha Community Foundation, Bader Philanthropies, and Waukesha County Technical College to commission this study from the Wisconsin Policy Forum on Housing Affordability in Waukesha County.


 United Way Investments in Housing & Homelessness Programs in Waukesha:

This past year, United Way invested

 $1.2 million

into housing & homelessness programs in Waukesha. 

Investments Included the Following and More

  • The Housing Action Coalition and the winter warming room 
  • Community Action Coalition to bring wraparound supportive services to students facing housing insecurity 
  • Hebron House, Salvation Army, Family Promise of Waukesha, and the Women’s Center to support families in housing crises 
  • Lutheran Social Services to manage the Tenant-based Rental Assistance program in Waukesha 
  • American Red Cross to respond to housing crises like home fires
  • Waukesha Habitat for Humanity to help people become first-time homebuyers 
  • VetsNet to providing homelessness prevention resources to veteran-led families 
  • My Way Out to provide support to justice involved families
  • Mediate WI to provide tenant/landlord mediation to prevent evictions 
  • We were proud to host a Project Homeless Connect at Carroll University on October 26, 2023 to serve Waukesha families at risk of homelessness to get connected to stabilizing resources. About 100 individuals attended Project Homeless Connect.       
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Program Stories

Financial Stability: Beth & Scott

After Beth and Scott lost their Waukesha home, United Way partner American Red Cross helped them get back on their feet.


Health: Nina

After suffering with domestic violence for years, Nina and her children found support and healing at United Way partner The Women’s Center.


Safe & Stable Homes: Sasha

After losing her fiancé suddenly, United Way partner Family Promise of Waukesha County helped Sasha’s and her family stay in their home.


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Volunteers transform communities. Whether you want to volunteer once per week or once per year, United Way connects individuals, professional teams, school and church groups, and entire organizations to meaningful volunteer work. 


Volunteer Opportunities in Waukesha


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The Safe & Stable Homes Advisory Council meets about four times per year and is tasked with developing United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County's strategies for decreasing homelessness and increasing housing security. Please complete this form if you are interested in joining the Advisory Council. 


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