Habitat for Humanity
(Working in Partnership with all of Bennington County, Vermont)
Building on Faith
Empowering People One House at a Time
Habitat's Vision: A World where everyone has a decent place to live.
"We recognize that the cries and anguish of more than a billion people who live in inadequate housing or no housing at all must be addressed with action. Today. At this moment in time." Millard Fuller, addressing the United Nations, June 5, 1996, Istanbul, Turkey; the Habitat II Conference. (Habitat III is in Quito, Ecuador this October 2016.)
Now in 2016, nearly 2 billion people around the world live in slum housing, and more than 100 million people are homeless. That equates to one out of every four people on our planet. Habitat builds because we believe this is unacceptable. We know that every person who steps forward to support the mission can make a difference. Please join us and encourage your friends to help us BUILD more homes, communities, and hope throughout the world and in our community.
How much do you know about the need for adequate housing worldwide? Take a short quiz developed by Habitat International to test your knowledge of housing need, affordability and Habitat’s global impact. Click here.
If you know of someone who might benefit from Habitat's program,
please click here
to begin their dream of homeownership.
Habitat works by putting people together.
- Hopeful homeowners striving for a better future.
- Volunteers helping communities flourish. Friends old and new.
- These lasting connections inspire us and strengthen our resolve to build - together - a world where everyone has a decent place to live.
High housing cost burdens in the United States
Habitat International's 2013 report documents growing evidence of solid recovery in the U.S. housing market, but also includes the distressing news that the number of Americans with severe housing cost burdens — meaning they spend more than half their income on housing — remains at unprecedented levels.
The latest increases in the incidence of severe housing cost burdens mark a decade-long rise. In 2011, the number of households with severe housing cost burdens reached a new record of 20.6 million. Overall, from 2001 to 2011, the total number of severely cost burdened households soared by 49 percent. Read more....