The UNI chapter started in 1997 and built their first house in 2000. The house was built on 324 Irving Street in Waterloo. This house was called the Millennium House. All funds were subsidized for this project, thus the UNI chapter did not have to undergo any fundraising.
Construction began in the fall and continued until completion in May. Some members of the UNI construction club volunteered to be on site supervisors for this project and were extremely integral in its success. The house was a two story unit. Most ofthe volunteers were UNI Habitat members or students. Little, if any of the construction was done by volunteers outside of the university community.