Our Mission, Vision, and What We Do
Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.
A world where everyone has a decent place to live.
We believe that no matter who we are or where we come from, we all deserve a decent place to live. We deserve to feel strength and stability day after day. We deserve to know we have the power to take care our ourselves and build our futures.
At Green Mountain Habitat for Humanity, this is what unites us. Through shelter, we empower. Our shared vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live.
Because you, me, we — we’re all humans. And every single one of us deserves the opportunity for a better future. We’re committed to creating affordable homeownership opportunities in Chittenden, Franklin, Grand Isle, and Lamoille counties. Together, we can build homes, community, and hope in Northwest Vermont.
What We Do
In partnership with financial and ReStore donors, local families, and community volunteers, Green Mountain Habitat for Humanity builds and sells affordable homes in Chittenden, Franklin, Grand Isle, and Lamoille counties. Habitat homebuyers help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. Through our efforts, 112 local families have achieved the strength, stability, and independence they needed to build a better life for themselves and their families.
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.
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.
Our Impact Reports detail the effects of our efforts in Northwest Vermont. By sharing these reports, we hope to highlight how our work changes lives and can grow local community resilience.
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.
Affiliates in Vermont
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.