To see photos of this build and earlier builds, click photo gallery. A lot has already been accomplished.
Construction Schedule: Wednesday and Saturday, August 21 and 24. Wednesday we will complete laying the floor joists for the first floor and will begin installing the floor materials. If we have enough volunteers, we will work on the shed. Saturday, we will continue working on the shed and will start making the exterior walls for the first floor.
Ground Breaking....Well over 50 people attended the ground breaking ceremony. We were treated to a beautiful summer day. We thank Amanda Wheeler, freelance photographer, for allowing us to use some of her photos.
Are you ready to start building? We hope so!
We will welcome volunteers starting to 120 Crescent Street every Wednesday and Saturday until we are done! We've had a late start on this house, so we'll have to work steadily to catch up. We plan to work from 9 to 3:00. Come when you can and stay as long as you can.
We hope you'll be able to help out. We appreciate the time and efforts of those who have steadfastly worked on previous projects and welcome all newcomers to join them.
Habitat Selects Family for Crescent Street Home. The soon-to-be homeowners also have to have a stable income, have good credit, and be living in a situation where high rent or unsuitable living conditions make raising a family difficult, and Yeager said this year more than 20 people applied.
That makes the family of Hussam Alhallak and Hazar Mansour and their three children perfect candidates for Rutland’s new home at 120 Crescent St., a quick walk from where they currently live in a small apartment with only one closet.
When the war hit Syria, Alhallak and Mansour were living in the center of Damascus, drove two cars and had a separate summer home.
“We kept waiting,” Hazar said of the war waging on. “But things never changed.” Click on this link to read more.
Casella employees give an incredible gift- $33,000 to help purchase building supplies for the Crescent Street home in support of Hassam Alhallak and Hazar Mansour and their three children Read article.
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. This 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 estimate annual energy cost for heating ($1,026), Hot Water ($354), lights and appliances ($634) and service charges ($167) will save Danielle Beckett significant money over the live of her house. Click to see the report that was completed by Efficiency Vermont.
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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.
Photos above: what the house, designed by John Berryhill, will look like when it is completed.
Community Bank contributes $3,000!
We were thrilled to receive a contribution of $3,000 from the Community Bank to help us close the funding gap for the Crescent Street home. Receiving the check from Amy Brown (left) and Tina Douglass (right), were architect, John Berryhill (left) and Eric Solsaa (right).
Transforming people's lives and our community by creating safe, affordable and sufficient housing, lifting up one household at a time.
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.
Through housing we help our home buyers to gain greater strength, stability, and independence.
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.
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.
Habitat for Humanity of Rutland County
City Center, Box 5
67 Merchants Row
Rutland, Vermont 05701