Green Mountain Habitat for Humanity constructs simple, decent, affordable homes and sells them at cost to working families who are at or below 60 percent of the median household income and who live in substandard rental housing.
The Community Need
There is not enough affordable housing for low-income working Vermont families in our community. More than half of the renters in Chittenden County lack affordable housing, because there arenít enough rental properties and this results in high rent costs. This shortage of rental properties unfortunately means that some landlords donít maintain their properties. As a result, many families live in apartments with unsafe electrical and plumbing services, mold, poor insulation and high energy bills. As rents increase, or the rental properties are sold, families often have to move. [Read more...]