"The great use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it."
William James

Habitat for Humanity International is a non-profit ecumenical Christian organization with over 2,300 affiliates in all 50 states, Canada, Australia, Europe, Asia, Africa and South America that has built over 800,000 decent, affordable homes, housing over 4 million people worldwide.

Our Vision

A world where everyone has a decent place to live.

Our Mission Statement

Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.

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About Habitat for Humanity International

Founded in Americus, Georgia, USA, in 1976, Habitat for Humanity today operates around the globe and has helped build, renovate and repair more than 800,000 decent, affordable houses sheltering more than 4 million people worldwide.

About Bennington Area Habitat for Humanity

The Bennington Area Habitat for Humanity affiliate is part of a global, nonprofit housing organization operated on Christian principles that seeks to put God’s love into action by building homes, communities and hope. The Bennington Area Habitat for Humanity affiliate is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally and worldwide through constructing, rehabilitating and preserving homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions.  Habitat for Humanity was founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a simple, durable place to live in dignity and safety, and that decent shelter in decent communities should be a matter of conscience and action for all.

All are Welcome

The Bennington Area Habitat for Humanity affiliate has an open-door policy: All who believe that everyone needs a decent, affordable place to live are welcome to help with the work, regardless of race, religion, age, gender, political views or any of the other distinctions that too often divide people. Habitat welcomes volunteers and supporters from all backgrounds and serves people from all backgrounds in need of decent housing,  As a matter of policy, Habitat for Humanity International and its affiliated organizations do not proselytize. This means that Habitat will not offer assistance on the expressed or implied condition that people must either adhere to or convert to a particular faith, or listen and respond to messaging designed to induce conversion to a particular faith.

 

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What is our strategic plan?

At the beginning of each calendar year our board reviews our strategic plan - celebrates its accomplishments and sets new goals for the coming year.  Click the link below to review our updated strategic plan.  We welcome your comments and your help in making this year another great year of accomplishment. Strategic Plan reviewed and formally updated, February 2014 and January 2015.

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Habitat for Humanity International is a non-profit ecumenical Christian ministry with over 2,300 affiliates in all 50 states, Canada, Australia, Europe, Asia, Africa and South America that has built over 500,000 decent, affordable homes, housing over 2.5 million people worldwide.

Our Vision: a world where everyone has a decent place to live.

Our Mission is to make safe, decent, affordable housing a matter of conscience and action for all members of our community. We seek to create homeownership opportunities and lasting financial security for low-income families in our part of Vermont.