We construct simple, decent, affordable houses in partnership with families who currently live in unfit, indecent, inhuman conditions and have no possibility of obtaining a home through any conventional means. We then sell these houses to the partner families for cost, with no profit and no interest. We keep costs low by using volunteer labor, providing a means for people who have resources of time, money, or materials to channel them to the poor.
Take a look at our Fall 2014 newsletter.
If you live within driving distance of Addison County, Vermont, we welcome you to join us in our adventure. Can you drive a nail? Tape drywall? Frame a window? If you are a manually-skilled person, we can use you on one of our future job sites.
We also need volunteers of all types, and can use your organizational skills, clerical skills, fundraising skills…. and many more. We welcome your assistance even if you can’t drive a nail! Click on the “volunteers” tab to learn more, or send an email to Addison Habitat board member Joe Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know if you are interested.
Each home costs about $80,000 cash in addition to the volunteer labor and donations in kind. That includes a 10% donation to the International Organization, which is helping provide housing all over the world. Thus, we welcome your financial help! All donations are tax-deductible.