Our Work

Construction is our core initiative here at Bennington County Habitat for Humanity. By building and repairing homes, we create affordable homeownership and repair opportunities in partnership with eligible families in Bennington County.

Home Repair

Through our Home Repair Program, we do minor home repairs and build ramps with people in need of affordable repair solutions. Our ramp projects have helped homeowners stay in their houses and come home from health care facilities. Helping homeowners remain safely in their houses is critical work here in Bennington County.

Homeownership Program

Our Homeownership Program helps qualified homebuyers become homeowners of highly energy-efficient, safe, decent houses. Homebuyer partners must have the need for housing, a willingness to partner, and the ability to pay an affordable mortgage. Every homebuyer partner makes a $500 down payment, saves closing costs, and puts in a minimum of 200 hours of sweat equity. The sweat equity requirement applies to anyone in the household who is 18 years of age or older.

Our Reach

 In partnership with income-qualified families, we have provided homeownership opportunities all over the county, in Arlington, Bennington, North Bennington, Manchester, Pownal, Shaftsbury, West Pawlet, and West Rupert.  As of 2023, we have built 32 homes and have two more in progress.


Our Developments

The Jennifer Lane neighborhood in Manchester was our first large-scale development, with a total of 22 lots. The North Branch Street development in Bennington is the affiliate’s second largest project and now is home to seven families. 

Click the links below to learn more about each development. 

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