High Fives

Who We Are

Turning Interest Into Action

The mission of The Housing Action Coalition is to educate, advocate, and raise awareness while providing a cohesive and coordinated response to homelessness and the issues related to it such as affordable housing throughout Waukesha County.


Executive Committee

Our dedicated team of experienced professionals are always on the ball, utilizing their unique skills and passion to move the work of our non-profit organization forward. We’re always pushing ourselves to stay ahead of the curve and striving to enhance our programs. Meet some of our incredible leaders below.


Joe Pieper


Senior Vice President - Commercial Banking at Westbury Bank | Alderman 4th District, City of Waukesha


Kristin Silva

Vice President

Department Manager

Waukesha County - CDBG


Nicole Angresano


Vice President of Community Impact
United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County


Michael Egly


Community Outreach Coordinator
The Food Pantry Serving Waukesha County


Board of Directors

Our dedicated team of experienced professionals are always on the ball, utilizing their unique skills and passion to move the work of our Non-Profit Organization forward. We’re always pushing ourselves to stay ahead of the curve and striving to perfect our programs. Meet some of our incredible leaders below.

Shawn Reilly

Mayor, City of Waukesha

Dana Baumgartner

The Salvation Army of Waukesha County

Jo DeMars

DeMars & Associates

Joan Francoeur

City of Waukesha

Steven Rice

Member at Large

Bradley Haas

Dept of Health & Human Services- CCS

Diane Scoville

UW Cancer Center, Pro Health Care

David Simmons

St. Matthias Church

Ben Tamms

Thrivent Financial - Member at Large

Amber Duddy

Community Action Coalition For South Central Wisconsin

Kathleen Fisher

Hebron Housing Services


News & History


Newly appointed Executive Director

The Housing Action Coalition of Waukesha County, Inc. names first executive director


WAUKESHA/MADISON – Bernardine “Bernie” Juno, age 75 of Madison and formerly of Waukesha, passed away at the Agrace Hospice Care Center in Fitchburg, Wis., on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020, following a long illness.

She was born in Milwaukee on Jan. 10, 1945, the daughter of Victor and Anna (Linkovitz) Bagin. Bernie graduated from Madison West High School and Marquette University. She founded and was executive director of Hebron House of Hospitality, the largest nonprofit provider of services to the homeless men, women and children of Waukesha County. Bernie was a strong advocate for the homeless and those who could not advocate for themselves.

Bernie was the proud recipient of the Key to the City (Waukesha) in 2011 and the Women of Influence – Inspiration award in June 2011.

Bernie is survived by two children, Kyle (Lorie) Juno and Stacey (Kevin Klimecky) Juno; four grandchildren, Brendan (Alexis Johnson), Darren and Lindsay Juno, and Emily (Corey) Miller; two great-grandchildren, Juniper and Jude Miller; a sister, Sandra “Sandy” Rumsey; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother and two sisters.


A little more than a week after the former Northview Elementary School/West Suburban Christian Academy building was partially demolished, two local organizations have announced that what remains of the structure will once again become a winter shelter for the homeless....

Weathered Man

Homelessness does not have a face. Many individuals and families are one pay check away from losing their home and everything they own. Challenges and barriers look different for everyone. We, as a community need to be available to help those who are in need. Empowerment and advocacy can help individuals and families in their journey to regaining self-determination and housing stability.


Consumer Notice

This Agency receives funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and/or a federal, state or local public or private entity to provide services for individuals and families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. 
In order to receive this funding, this agency must participate in the Wisconsin Homeless Management Information System (HMIS), which is administered by the Institute for Community Alliances. This system collects basic information about clients receiving services from this agency in order to get an accurate count of individuals and families who are homeless, and to identify the need to provide different services. 
This agency will collect and share only the information that we consider to be appropriate. The collection and use of all personal information is guided by strict standards of confidentiality. A copy of our Privacy Notice describing our privacy practices is available to all consumers upon request. Your information will be shared with other area agencies that participate in HMIS, unless you request that your information remain closed (confidential). Keeping your information closed means that your information will only be available to case workers and intake workers within this agency. If you are interested in keeping your records closed, please talk to a case manager or intake worker. 
Public Notice (Federal Register/Vol. 69, No. 146) 

Hands Together

Member Agencies

The Coalition is a collaborative network of local government agencies, businesses, and several non-profit social service providers throughout Waukesha County. Our member agencies are committed to helping the most vulnerable in our community receive the social and economic support that they need to gain their independence.