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Habitat Affiliates from around the state join at Vermont Statehouse to advocate for affordable housing

Vermont Habitat for Humanity Affiliates from around the state gathered in Montpelier on February 8 to raise awareness of affordable homeownership opportunities. Members of various Habitat for Humanity Affiliates tabled at the Vermont Statehouse, and they met with …

Vermont Teddy Bears partners with Green Mountain Habitat for Humanity, donates teddy bears for each child to move into Habitat home in 2024

WILLISTON, VERMONT (2/2024) – Green Mountain Habitat for Humanity is partnering with Vermont Teddy Bear in celebration of their 40th anniversary. Vermont Teddy Bear has generously donated a bear for each child that is moving into a Green …

Volunteers celebrated at Green Mountain Habitat Volunteer Appreciation Dinner

On Wednesday, January 25, volunteers from our ReStore locations, construction crews, and committees came together to celebrate their commitment to the local community and their generosity.   Caitlyn Conibear, Volunteer Manager at Green Mountain Habitat for Humanity, brought together …

Green Mountain Habitat for Humanity Swanton ReStore location expands hours of operation to five days a week

SWANTON, VERMONT (2/1/2024) – Green Mountain Habitat for Humanity’s Swanton ReStore will be open five days a week, starting the week of Feb. 5.   The store was previously open three days a week —Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday— and …

Canyon Estates Drive Home Dedication

On Sunday, Jan. 21, we held a dedication for our newest homeowners in Colchester on Canyon Estates Drive. Our Family Support and Family Selection Committees joined our partner family and staff to celebrate their accomplishment. David Mullin, CEO …
Two Habitat volunteer talking and smiling on-site

Green Mountain Habitat for Humanity celebrates 40 years of building affordable homes 

WILLISTON, VERMONT (1/1/2024) – Green Mountain Habitat for Humanity is celebrating 40 years of building homes and hope in Northwest Vermont. Green Mountain Habitat for Humanity was founded in 1984 as an all-volunteer Habitat for Humanity Affiliate, and …

Green Mountain Habitat for Humanity receives $25,000 grant from Kohl’s National Giveback Initiative

Williston, Vermont (12/5/23) — Green Mountain Habitat for Humanity was selected as a recipient of the Kohl’s Cares National Giveback Initiative grant for $25,000.   Among the 200 recipients, Green Mountain Habitat was the only nonprofit selected from Vermont.   …

Green Mountain Habitat for Humanity Mourns the loss of Rosalynn Carter

Green Mountain Habitat for Humanity joins the world in mourning the death of former first lady, Rosalynn Carter. Rosalynn Carter, along with former President Jimmy Carter, have served as Habitat for Humanity’s most famous volunteers over the 35 …
A construction volunteer putting foam block into a header

Vermont Habitat for Humanity Affiliates and their ripple effect on Vermont’s economy

While our efforts are focused on bettering the lives of families in Northwest Vermont, we cannot neglect the impact that our efforts have on the resilience of the state of Vermont.   Many impacts of affordable housing are …
Habitat volunteers raising a wall in Milton, Vermont

Green Mountain Habitat homes help families build wealth for generations to come

“These homes change families’ lives,” said David Mullin, CEO of Green Mountain Habitat for Humanity.   Homeownership has been proven to make significant impacts on the health, educational outcomes, environmental outcomes, and community engagement of families.   Green Mountain Habitat …

Homeownership and community: How housing improves civic engagement

Vermont is built on strong community ties, social capital, and civic engagement.  Civic engagement, whether through voting, attending public meetings, or writing elected officials, improves the representation of public opinion in political processes, optimizing the democratic process and …

2023 Women Build recap

Green Mountain Habitat for Humanity held three Women Build events through summer and fall of 2023. Our Women Build events provide opportunities for female-identifying individuals to become engaged within their community. This program strives to create an inclusive …

Putting the ‘Green’ in Green Mountain Habitat: How energy efficient homes help the environment

Robin, a single mother of two, lived in an old apartment in the Old North End of Burlington. The windows rattled when it was cold, and heating in the winter was a nightmare.   “I remember a really …

Green Mountain Technology and Career Center students work on Green Mountain Habitat for Humanity house as part of construction program

Students in the Construction Technology program at Green Mountain Technology and Career Center are working in Morrisville on the construction of a single-family home with Green Mountain Habitat for Humanity.  GMTCC offers a construction class that involves hands-on …

Beyond the Classroom: How Housing Impacts Academic Performance

One of the greatest indicators of a person’s success later in life is their educational attainment and academic performance. This is especially important in the formative years of a child’s development, and a large portion of this development …

The Prescription for Well-Being: Affordable Housing as a Health Solution

Imagine you are living in an older building in Chittenden County. The windows are poorly insulated, mold has been detected in your apartment, and you cannot seem to get rid of the mouse problem in your unit. You …

Vermont Construction Company to donate roofs to every new Green Mountain Habitat home

 Vermont Construction Company has committed to putting a new roof on every new Green Mountain Habitat for Humanity house as part of a new partnership. The first roof installation took place on a crisp Friday morning in …

Family Selection Committee helps applicants become homeowners  

We have received many applications over the years from deserving, hardworking families that are starting the path to homeownership. But who are these families, and how are they selected?  Green Mountain Habitat’s Family Selection Committee is a group …

Harvest Crossing Kickoff event brings housing leaders and community members together for celebration

On Friday, Sept. 8, the United Church of Underhill and Green Mountain Habitat for Humanity held a kick-off event for Harvest Crossing, an affordable housing development project.   This event celebrated the end of phase one of the project, …
It is a beautiful sunny day at a Green Mountain Habitat for Humanity buildsite as the sun shines through the newly erected framing.

Green Mountain Habitat for Humanity partners with the United Church of Underhill for affordable housing development

UNDERHILL, VERMONT (8/24/2023) – Green Mountain Habitat for Humanity is partnering with the United Church of Underhill on an affordable housing subdivision called Harvest Crossing.   A kick-off celebration is being held for the partnership on Sept. 8. At …

Volunteer Spotlight: Maria

We love highlighting the people who are at the heart of our organization and help to make our mission possible: our volunteers. Our volunteers make it possible for us to build houses, keep our ReStores running, and foster …

WCAX: Super Senior: Habitat for Humanity’s ‘Geezer Team’

By Joe Carroll Published: Jul. 27, 2023 COLCHESTER, Vt. (WCAX) – There’s a bit of racket happening on a normally quiet street in Colchester. A group of volunteers with Habitat for Humanity is building a new home. “We have 10 …