There are nearly 2 billion people around the world who live in slum housing and more than 100 million are homeless. That equates to one out of every four people on our planet. Habitat builds because we believe this is unacceptable and that every person can make a real 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.
We are thankful to everyone whose support of Habitat for Humanity's mission of building a world where everyone has a decent place to live has supported our work over the year. We are most grateful for the generous support we have received and commitment of our volunteers to serving families locally and abroad.
It won't be long now before mud season gives way to spring in all its glory. We are ready!
High housing cost burdens in the United States
The slide show on the left includes photos taken of the Benson home in December, January, and February. The slideshow on the right includes photos taken of the Benson home on March 21st, the day that the Benson home was dedicated. Photos of the Benson build from start to finish can be seen by going to Benson Home.
Mother's Day Brunch - Mark Sunday, May 10th on your calendars. Treat your mother to a gourmet feast as only Dina and Henry Bronson can prepare! We promise you that you will not taste a brunch as good unless you have treated your mom to Mother's Day at Bistro Henry before. Click to see the menu. The menu is subject to change.
Amazon is now a business sponsor. Yes, it is true! Amazon has established a way to direct their charitable support to organizations that their customers care the most about. Click here to learn how 50 cents of every $100 that you spend could help bring more affordable housing to our part of Vermont.
The Financial Empowerment program is for people who want to be more confident in their financial decisions. NeighborWorks financial coaches will work with individuals and families, as much as each household needs, to meet their financial goals—whether it be building and repairing credit or purchasing a home of their own. People who want to own a home of their own someday are encouraged to attend.
Construction Objectives and Schedule
We build for the benefit of our homeowners and our environment. A primary goal is to provide healthy living conditions and reduce monthly and life-cycle costs.
Come build with us and learn about the materials and construction techniques we use! We anticipate starting to build again in April 2015.
|April 22 and 25, 2015||
|We expect to install the forms for the footings on April 22nd. All willing volunteers are welcome! Directions to the site.|
||Gordon Home||We will begin construction of the home for Shannon Gordon and his family on Jennifer Lane in the late spring or early summer.|
The construction schedule will be updated each week. Please understand that the schedule is our best estimate of what we will be able to accomplish on any given day. The availability of volunteers, materials, and the weather all have an impact on what can be done.
|Mother's Day Brunch, Sunday May 10th||Back by popular demand! Henry and Dina Bronson, owners of Bistro Henry in Manchester, have offered to contribute a portion of every brunch served on Mother's Day to support our building program. Prepare for a gourmet treat! Click to see the menu. The menu is subject to change.|
|Gordon Home||We will soon be selecting a design and site for the home for Shannon Gordon and his family on Jennifer Lane in Manchester. We expect to break ground in late spring. Please let us know (367-1000) if you are interested in helping.|
|We are planning now for construction on land that we purchased in Pownal!||We have begun to clear the land. Construction on the home will begin in the spring of 2015! See photos here! Please let us know (367-1000) if you are interested in helping.|
If you know of someone who is a resident of Bennington County whose home could benefit from a small repair making their home safer and more affordable, please call 802-367-1000 and ask to speak with Alison. We are accepting applications for 2015.
These photos were taken of several projects that we took on in 2014. Curt Merrow designed the ramps, and was joined by Jim White, Barth Vander Els, Mari Bennett, Dean Hanson, and Dave Low. The ramps were built for Bennington residents. As of November 2014, we have completed 14 projects for 12 families. Two were for the same household. "A big thanks to you and all the great crew of workers that built the ramp for my husband." Terry Brunina
Visit Bennington Area Habitat for Humanity's ReSale Store for items to help fix up your home! Your Shires ReSale Store is a great place to shop and/or donate. All donations and proceeds are used towards improving the lives of families in our community.
Store Hours - We are open on Thursdays 11-4, Fridays: 11-4, and Saturdays: 10-4. You can call the store during store hours at 802-362-0964.