Here are some of the questions we get from people, and our answers! If you have a question, let us know at habitat.addison@yahoo.com and we’ll do our best to find an answer.

What is Habitat for Humanity?

Habitat for Humanity is a global nonprofit housing organization working in local communities across all 50 states and in more than 70 countries around the world. Habitat’s vision is of a world where everyone has a decent place to live, and our local chapters works toward this vision by building strength, stability, and self-reliance in partnership with people and families in need of an affordable home.

Where does Habitat for Humanity operate?

Habitat for Humanity of Addison County is focused on our neighbors and communities throughout Addison County. So far, we have built homes in Bristol, Cornwall, and Middlebury, with a home under construction in Vergennes.

How does Habitat for Humanity homeownership work?

Families in need of affordable housing apply for homeownership. See Apply for a Home for more details . We are currently accepting applications for our newest homes in the Booth Woods neighborhood of Vergennes!

Did Jimmy Carter start Habitat?

No, he didn’t, but his involvement spread awareness and allowed Habitat to grow. Here is an article that elaborates on his participation and contributions.  

Why do you build homes with flat roofs?

A flat roof is economical and sustainable. It does not add unnecessary volume and is easy to build with prefab trusses. It is sloped slightly to drain. A flat roof carries snow loads just fine and can add to the insulation of a home.

Why do some of your recent designs not fit into the conventional neighborhood “look”?

Each house is different. The thing that all Habitat designed and built homes have in common is their appropriate scale and suitability to the landscape.