Door County Housing: Help Habitat Help Northern Door

If you have ever lamented the cost of housing in northern Door County, or realized that a seasonal, part-time job north of Sturgeon Bay wouldn’t pay the bills, now is the time for you to voice your opinions and concerns.

Door County Habitat for Humanity is surveying adults who work in the Gibraltar School District (north of Carlsville and the northern half of Jacksonport). The organization currently does not have information or statistics on the workforce of the Gibraltar School District.

The goal of the survey is to gather information and evaluate the need for affordable housing options in the northern part of the peninsula. The end result could be an affordable, eco-friendly housing development in Sister Bay that Habitat is calling Water Tower Place.

Habitat is working with the Village of Sister Bay to explore options for developing village-owned property on North Highland Road, where a baseball field currently sits.

Survey responses will help Habitat analyze employee housing and income characteristics, which will in turn help Habitat determine the level and type of housing needs in northern Door.

Even if you have a home, or are satisfied with your current living situation, please take the time to fill out the Habitat survey, and share the survey with your friends. You just might be surprised at who you know who qualifies for a Habitat for Humanity house.

To take the survey online, visit, or pick up a paper survey at various locations throughout Door County. All northern Door County libraries have anonymous drop-boxes for paper surveys, as does the Pioneer Store in Ellison Bay.

For more information call Rick Nelson, executive director of DC Habitat at 920.743.2869.

Northern Door Employee Survey

Available through October 15

Located online at

Paper surveys and drop-boxes available at Northern Door library branches

Or call the Habitat office (920.743.2869) for more survey locations