Kohler Co. Joins Habitat for Humanity in the Fight for Housing Affordability

Professional home builders and suppliers demonstrate their commitment to addressing the lack of affordable housing in communities across the U.S.

KOHLER, Wis. (September 9, 2019) —This week, Kohler Co. and thousands of volunteers representing professional homebuilders and suppliers will partner with Habitat for Humanity for the 2019 Home Builders Blitz, offering their time, skills, and the funds necessary to build and repair homes in local communities across the country.

More than 230 homes are expected to be built, renovated and repaired during the blitz builds in 76 communities across 30 states this week. Kohler has provided bathroom sinks, faucets and toilets to the Home Builders Blitz project.

“Habitat for Humanity is committed to helping families obtain safe, decent and affordable housing, but we can’t do that without the support of partners like Kohler,” said Adrienne Goolsby, Habitat for Humanity International’s vice president, United States and Canada. “We can’t thank Kohler enough for their support. The contributions they’ve made will make a lasting and extraordinary impact on affordable housing in communities across the U.S.” 

Over the last 40 years, Habitat for Humanity has helped more than 22 million people obtain access to a safe, decent and affordable home in the U.S. and around the world. But a significant challenge to home ownership remains. Across the U.S., affordable homes have become increasingly difficult for moderate and low-income families to find. In fact, more than 18 million Americans are spending more than half their income on housing – forcing them to choose between a safe place to live and other necessities like food and health care.

“Kohler is honored to be a part of such an impactful program,” said Elisabeth Sutton, director of marketing, professional channel trade at Kohler Co. “Providing quality product and support to  communities – whether in our own backyard or across the country – in partnership with Habitat for Humanity is a true privilege.”

Home Builders Blitz began in 2002 in Raleigh, North Carolina, when local homebuilder Tom Gipson recruited 12 professional homebuilders to build one house each in a five-day period with Habitat for Humanity of Wake County. Since then, more than 2,200 professional builders have participated in Home Builders Blitz. Learn more at www.habitat.org/homebuildersblitz.