We were in good hands with Allstate! Twenty-three volunteers from Allstate Insurance did a tremendous job on Saturday, September 16th. They came from all parts of Vermont, New Hampshire and two came from Pennsylvania! They worked hard - installed insulation in the ceiling, and put up siding. They had great spirit and had a lot of fun helping. At the end of their day, they presented Andy Salamon with a check for $10,000 to help purchase building supplies for the house! Wow, wow, and wow!
The event was organized by Board Member and owner of Allstate Insurance in Rutland and Manchester, NH, Bill Vien. We are most grateful to Bill and all the Allstate Insurance staff members who made a tremendous contribution to our Rutland community!
Come join us! Individuals do NOT have to schedule in advance. Please come when you can and stay as long as you want. We will post our weekly building plan here on our website. So, please check back often.
On Wednesday the 19th of September we will work more on siding and will finish sealing and insulating the exterior walls.
Click to see photos of our progress.
Please join us! Don't hesitate to invite your friends to come with you.
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 2018 on Griswold Drive in Rutland City.
THREE YEARS AGO, JIMMY Carter figured he was facing the end of his life. His melanoma had spread to his brain and his liver. He was 90 years old, and it appeared that the nation would soon be reflecting on a presidential legacy. In Carter's case, it was a legacy less focused on his oft-criticized, single term as president than on his much-lauded decades as an ex-president. Having moved from the nation's most famous house back to his modest home in Plains, Ga., with his wife, Rosalynn, Carter set to work on a task to fill a basic human need: a decent place to live. Working with Habitat for Humanity, the Carters have been building homes for families in need. To date, the Carter Work Project has been involved, with Habitat for Humanity, in the construction of nearly 4,300 homes in 14 countries around the world. His work as co-founder of the Carter Center, a not-for-profit human rights organization, earned him a Nobel Peace Prize in 2002. CLICK TO READ MORE.....
2018 - Spring Print Newsletter - Everyone on our mailing list should have received our spring print newsletter in the mail. If you didn't receive one, please email us to make sure we have your correct snail mail address for future mailings. We will be pleased to mail you a copy. Click to download a copy.
Home Maintenance and Improvement Tips - from HFHI
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Photo above: what the house, designed by John Berryhill, will look like when it is completed.
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BURLINGTON — Affordable rental housing is beyond the reach ......of the average wage earning Vermonter, according to a new report by the Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition.
Renters need to earn $22.40 an hour or $46,585 annually to afford a modest, two-bedroom apartment costing $1,165 a month at the fair market rate, the report said. For a one-bedroom home, a renter would need to earn $17.84 an hour to afford $928 monthly.
The report released Wednesday highlights the difficulty for more than 75,000 renter households in Vermont, which has the fifth-largest affordability gap for renters in the nation.