Veterans 1st of Northeast Wisconsin

Veterans 1st of Northeast Wisconsin is a non-profit agency that will provide a safe, supportive veteran Cottage Court community for our area veterans in need of affordable housing with wraparound services to help them become self-sufficient.

Our vision is that after three phases of construction, we will have 21 homes within a veterans' village. We will also have a Community Center with an office, kitchen, and meeting area to be shared by all veterans our residents and community members where all our groups and trainings will take place. The homes, will be a mix of 17 - 400 sq. ft. affordable homes at under Fair Market Value rent and 4 - 600 sq. ft. two-bedroom affordable homes.

Veterans 1st of Northeast Wisconsin is also partnering with five employment agencies including the Wisconsin Workforce Development to offer opportunities for meaningful employment. We are also partnering with the VA Clinic, the Vet Center and many other healthcare agencies to address our residents healthcare needs. . More information on the types of services we are offering can be found at

There is an incredible shortage of affordable housing in Brown County (3,700) as well as many veterans facing housing insecurity (up to 13% or over 480). Click the following link to see the statistics from 2021: Greater Green Bay Blueprint Link. We are also very aware of other issues that veterans face. By removing the concern as to where they will be living, we will be able to navigate them to resources, and address individual needs as they arise.

Please click on the picture below to get more information about our Veterans 1st Cottage Court.

2023 Donors

  • Cornerstone Foundation
  • KC Stock Foundation
  • Bill and Sarah Oldenburg
  • Weyers Family Foundation
  • Anonymous Donor
  • Stand Together Foundation
  • Little Rapids Foundation
  • Auto Junkiez 4 Veterans
  • Wisconsin Public Service Foundation
  • Proctor & Gamble
  • Rolling Thunder Chapter 3
  • Capital Credit Union
  • Jim & Sharon Walters Family Foundation
  • Festival Foods
  • Military Officers Club of Northeastern Wisconsin
  • Macco's Floor Coverings
  • First United Methodist Church
  • AMVETS Post 57

  • Green Bay Elks Lodge 259
  • American Legion Post 337
  • Windows of Wisconsin
  • Fox Community Credit Union
  • De Pere Christian Outreach
  • Nicolet National Bank
  • Lauren Faith Smith Ministries
  • De Pere Lions Club
  • Earl Cummings
  • Prospera Credit Union
  • Jonathan Schweiger
  • Madelyn Lacanne American Legion Post 539
  • Tom & Vickie Pierquet
  • Winiecki VFW Post 9677 Auxiliary
  • Pulaski VFW Post 9719
  • Lisa & Craig Lindow
  • Stephanie & Cody Kanuscak/Spork Cafe
  • Brown County Community Women's Club
  • Thrivent
  • Liz & Norm Pagel
  • James Christenson
  • Diane Wilson
  • Clifford & Lois Kane
  • Liz Mueller
  • DAV Chapter 3
  • Marcia Bethurem
  • Ginny Russell
  • Vicki Perron
  • Jeffrey Barber
  • Fleet Farm West
  • Jan Gertzfield
  • Mitch & Mel Stimpson
  • Sharon & Denis O'Neill
  • Kim & Gail Nohr
  • Fundraiser donors and attendees

Veteran Owned Business