UPDATED RESPONSE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC
As a community, we are all focused on managing the unprecedented Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. These are difficult and unprecedented days for all of us and ensuring the wellbeing of all members of our community is our number one priority.
In response to the Federal Government's extension Sunday, March 29th, of the mandate for "social distancing," Habitat for Humanity of Rutland County’s construction programs are suspended until we are assured that it is safe to resume construction.
Habitat for Humanity of Rutland County remains steadfast in its mission to partner with people in need of affordable home ownership and home repair opportunities in our communities. To this end, volunteers continue to work on this critical mission from their homes.
Contact us at any time by email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone the office at 802-747-7440.
To see photos of this build and earlier builds, click photo gallery. The walls are painted and the floor is being laid. Things are coming together nicely thanks to the great work of our volunteers and Al's leadership!
Do you want to help in other ways beyond construction? We need help with with various writing tasks. If you write well, are a good proofreader, or are well-versed in using Mailchimp and Publisher, you could be a great help. To learn more, please contact Diane at the office (802) 747-7440 or via email: email@example.com.
Blanket Raffle - The Green Mountain Yarn & Fiber knitting community contributed squares to assemble into this beautiful blanket in support of the Habitat for Humanity home building project for the Alhallak family in Rutland. Proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the Habitat project.
Tickets are one for $5 or five for $20. You can select multiples of either quantity, but the five ticket option provides a slight discount.
Raffle will be held after the blanket is displayed at Art in the Park in October. We will announce the winner on our Facebook and Instagram pages and on our website, and will contact the winner through email. Click to purchase tickets.
*Please be sure to enter your first and last name and email address at checkout, even if you check out as a guest! Email addresses will be used for entries and for notifying you if you've won. You may also include a phone number if you prefer to be contacted that way.
Offers of donated household items, while appreciated, cannot be accommodated because we do not have a Habitat Restore nor the means to collect and store donated items. We suggest you contact the Bennington County Habitat for Humanity affiliate (802-362-0964) which has a Resale Store, Good Will Thrift Store on North Main Street in Rutland, or the Open Door Mission on Park St. in Rutland. The Cover Store in White River will travel up to 100 miles to pick up items for their salvage store.
Interested in owning a Habitat home or know someone who would like to learn about the possibility? Click on this link to learn about applying for a home that we will build in 2020 in Rutland County.
Griswold Drive Home Receives excellent energy rating! HERS score is a 48. Like golf, the lower the score the better. A score in the 40's means that the home is 50% more energy efficient than a standard new home and 80% more efficient that the average resale home, which already puts it in a better bracket than a standard new home. The estimated annual energy costs; for heating ($1,026), Hot Water ($354), lights and appliances ($634) and service charges ($167) will save Danielle Beckett significant money over the life of her house. Click to see the report that was completed by Efficiency Vermont.
2019-State of the Nation's Housing Report. Click to read the highlights of this Harvard University report.
Click to e-mail - it is the fastest way to contact us. Our mailing address is Box 5, 67 Merchants Row. Rutland, VT 05701.
Hussam Alhallak and Hazar Mansour and their three children have been selected to live in the beautiful home that is being built at 120 Crescent Street in Rutland. Hussam (holding the hammer in the air) is picture with a group from Casella where he works.
Our Mission: Habitat for Humanity is a global non-profit organization dedicated to eradicate poverty by providing families in need with safe and affordable housing solutions. Habitat for Humanity’s vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Habitat’s work is anchored on the conviction that safe and affordable housing provides a critical foundation for breaking the cycle of poverty.
There are many ways, large and small, that people can make a difference. You do NOT need to be skilled as a carpenter. Think of Habitat as a small business that is entirely run by volunteers. We estimate that half of the hours contributed by volunteers are completed by people who never pound a single nail. If you admire Habitat's mission and want to have an impact locally, please contact us.
Donate to help us unlock futures. Our work has demonstrated time and again that Home is the Key. Your support helps us create strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter, which plays a key role in positively influencing a family’s education, health and financial stability.
Through housing we help our home buyers to gain greater strength, stability, and independence.
Consider donating your used car to Habitat. HfHI will handle all the details. If you designate that you want the proceeds to come to our affiliate, the value of your gift will make a difference locally.
U.S. Habitat organizations tithed more than $14.6 million in fiscal year 2019
This is the highest amount since before the Great Recession, and many more families around the world already are living in safer, more secure housing this year because of your generous support. We are proud to tithe 10% of all unrestricted contributions to HFHI to support housing initiatives in a less affluent country.
Home Maintenance and Improvement Tips - from HFHI
HFHI asked Habitat supporters for their favorite home maintenance and improvement tips — and they responded by the thousands! HFHI experts reviewed and selected the best. The result is a collection of more than 150 DIY tips to care for your home inside and out — and on a budget. Download your free guide today!