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....
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DINE AT BISTRO HENRY ON MOTHER'S DAY - 5/8/2016!
" A long-time local BAHfH supporter has generously offered to match Henry and Dina Bronson's Mothers' Day gift by joining in their donation of $10 per brunch diner at Bistro Henry on May 8th. Our anonymous donor hopes many more of BAHfH's friends and supporters will patronize this very special bistro with its generous patron and dessert -creator extraordinaire!"
For the 11th consecutive year, Bistro Henry will contribute $10 to Habitat for each person dining at their Mothers’ Day Brunch.
We are most appreciative of Henry and Dina’s continuing support of Habitat and encourage you to make the day special for the women in your life.
Don’t let Mothers’ Day sneak up on you—make your reservation now!
Mothers’ Day Three Course Brunch
FIRST COURSE: Main Crabcakes, Fresh Fruit, Lobster Bisque, Asparagus Vinaigrette, Mussels with White wine and Shallots, Potato Leek Soup, Mixed Greens and Grilled Chorizo.
SECOND COURSE: Poached Eggs Benedict, Asparagus, roasted Pepper and Vermont Goat Cheese Omelette, Vermont Ham and Cheddar Omelette, Poached Eggs Argyle, Steak and Eggs Diable, Crepes fill with Seafood in a Lobster Tomato Cream, Dina’s Brioche French Toast with Fresh Fruit and Bacon, Crispy Soft shell Crabs with Champagne Butter—$10 supplement, Sliced Leg of Lamb with Garlic Potatoes and Red Wine Jus, Grilled chicken Salad with Roasted Red Peppers and Walnuts, Grilled Salmon with Ratatouille and Cous Cous, Smoked Salmon with a Bagel and all the Fixins, Merlot Braised Lamb Shank with Balsamic Onions-$10 supplement.
SUMPTUOUS DESSERT BUFFET presented by Dina.
Three Courses $29.95 Kids $19.95
Service and Beverages not Included (Menu subject to change.)
Dine at Bistro Henry on Mother’s Day and Support Bennington Area Habitat
BENNINGTON AREA HABITAT IS LOOKING FOR A STORE MANAGER!
Would you enjoy managing the Shires ReSale Store? Here is the job description: ReSaleStoreManagerJobDescription Give the Habitat office a call for more information, 802-367-1000. Letters of Interest and Resumes are due by May 20, 2016.