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,
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....
We are thankful to everyone whose support of Habitat for Humanity's vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to live has empowered the lives of the people with whom Bennington Area Habitat for Humanity has partnered throughout the years. We are grateful for your generosity of spirit, your willing hands and compassionate hearts - for all of you who make decent, safe, affordable homeownership in Bennington County, Vermont a reality and a matter of conscience and action. Blessings to you this holiday season. Peace on Earth.
ALERT! HOMEBUYER APPLICANTS NEEDED!
Bennington Area Habitat for Humanity is searching for a family for a home that will be built in Bennington in the spring of 2016. Families whose income is between $25,000 (family of 2) and $59,300 (family of 8) are encouraged to look into whether a Habitat home is a suitable choice for them. Applicants must be in need of better housing, have a history of good financial managements and be willing to partner with Habitat. We encourage those who are interested to contact our office immediately for information and to begin the application process.
Habitat builds homes with people who might not qualify for a conventional mortgage and cannot afford a typical home in this area. Since the Habitat home is built by volunteers and is sold at cost, the mortgage payment on the home is usually less than what a family is paying in rent. A Habitat home provides quality housing at an affordable price.
Bennington Area Habitat for Humanity - P.O. Box 1159 - Manchester, VT 05254