Building Homes, Changing Lives in Northwest Vermont

Our Mission

Our Mission

Green Mountain Habitat for Humanity builds safe, decent, and perpetually affordable housing in Northwest Vermont. We partner with families who need better housing, who earn at or below 80% of the area’s median household income, and are willing to put in 400 hours of sweat equity. After the houses are built, we sell the homes to our partner families at cost.

What We Do

In partnership with financial donors, local families, and community volunteers, Green Mountain Habitat for Humanity builds affordable homes in Chittenden, Franklin, Grand Isle, and Lamoille counties. Our partner families buy the houses from us at cost, pay an affordable mortgage, and their monthly payments help us build the next Habitat home. Since our founding in 1984, we’ve built 102 homes in our service area.

Diversity & Guiding Principles

Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are central and imperative for Green Mountain Habitat for Humanity. We believe in a world where everyone, no matter who we are or where we come from, deserves a decent place to live. And we recognize that to create this world, our work must always break down barriers, bring people of all backgrounds together, and generate equity, respect, and lasting change.

We celebrate, represent, and value the differences of those we work with and serve in the community. We work to create processes and practices that ensure everyone gets what they need to achieve greater access and fairness in treatment and outcomes. We’re committed to including the voices and needs of our diverse partner families, shoppers, donors, and volunteers to build hope and transform lives.

A Hand Up, Not a Hand Out

We build homes in partnership with homebuyers—not for them. Our partner families help build their homes alongside community volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage.

Volunteerism as a Social Change Strategy

Volunteers are our ambassadors, advocates, and partners in helping achieve our mission. We’re committed to offering opportunities for people in our community to put their values into action.

Transparency and Accountability

We are committed to efficiently using our financial, environmental, and human resources and to complete and accurate reporting to our donors, volunteers, and partners.

Community Collaboration

We strive to create robust, productive, and mutually-beneficial partnerships with like-minded organizations in service of our shared vision — a community where everyone has a decent place to live.

About Habitat for Humanity International

Habitat for Humanity International was founded in 1976 by Millard and Linda Fuller and operates in 70 countries.HFHI’s mission is to put God’s love into action and bring people together to build homes, communities, and hope.  Habitat for Humanity and its affiliate organizations will not proselytize. Nor will Habitat work with entities or individuals who insist on proselytizing as part of their work with Habitat. Habitat will not offer assistance on the expressed or implied condition that people must adhere to or convert to a particular faith or listen and respond to messaging designed to induce conversion to a specific faith.

Green Mountain Habitat for Humanity receives NO funding from HFHI and raises all financing locally.

Vermont Affiliates 

Green Mountain Habitat is an affiliate of HFHI that operates independently. We serve Chittenden, Franklin, Grand Isle, and Lamoille counties. Six other affiliates serve the rest of Vermont. To learn more about the Habitat affiliates in Vermont, visit the  Vermont affiliates website.