Habitat for Humanity of Addison County builds affordable homes in partnership with families currently living in unsuitable housing who cannot obtain a conventional mortgage. We sell these houses to our partner families at our cost. There is no interest on our mortgages. We keep our costs low through the use of donated and discounted materials and volunteer labor and donations from individuals and businesses.
Satisfied homeowners describe their Habitat for Humanity…
Why rent when you can buy your ENERGY EFFICIENT home?
While we are continually searching for partners to live in homes we build in Addison County, we are currently accepting applications for our homes in Vergennes! We encourage you to take the next step and contact us for more information, or visit the Apply For A Home page for eligibility criteria and an application form. All of our homeowners say they never thought they would qualify nor that they would be selected!
We are always looking for volunteers! Whether you have experience with building or not, we can find ways for you to contribute to the cause.
Each home costs about $175,000 cash in addition to the volunteer labor and donations in kind. That includes a 10% donation to the International Habitat for Humanity Organization, which is helping provide housing all over the world from right here in Addison County to Cambodia. All donations are tax-deductible.
We also recognize that there is a tremendous need throughout Addison County to help people who own their homes but do not have the resources to complete essential minor repairs like peeling paint, rotting steps, and broken railings. With this in mind, we began our A Brush With Kindness/Home Repair Program in 2013. Click here to apply for home repair.