New office: 459 Portland Street, Suite 2, in St. Johnsbury.
Same phone: 802-751-1212.
Office hours are 9 AM-12 PM on most Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

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Celebrating Ten Years in the NEK: Ten Years – Ten Stories

Ten years! Wow. Habitat NEK began meeting at the North Church in St. Johnsbury in the fall of 2007 and from those beginnings, we have repaired nearly 100 houses, built two brand new homes, held yard sales and other fundraisers, opened a ReSale Store…then moved it… and then moved again to our current offices. Lumber, nails, drywall, paint. Lots of it. But most importantly, people. The folks who applied for Habitat help, and the folks who responded to the need. Amazing stories of people who just needed a hand up, of self-sacrificing volunteers who have been with us the whole time. In the coming months, on our Facebook page and through our newsletter, we’ll be highlighting these moments and the people who made them happen. In June 2018, we’ll come together for a community-wide potluck dinner. You are invited to celebrate with us!

Here’s a timeline of the past ten years!

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Looking for a resale store?

We are no longer operating a ReSale Store in St. Johnsbury. However, there are two great Habitat options for Vermonters:

Shires ReSale Store – Bennington Area Habitat for Humanity, 51 Memorial Avenue, ManchesterVT 05254; 802-362-0964; open Thursday, Friday & Saturday.

Green Mountain Habitat for Humanity ReStore, 528 Essex Rd, Williston, VT 05495; (802) 857-5296; open every day but Monday.

Critical Home Repair, Aging in Place, Home Preservation

In March 2016, the Steering Committee of Habitat in the Northeast Kingdom adopted a three-year strategic plan. This plan focuses on three programs of Habitat for Humanity, International: Critical Home Repairs [home repair and renovation], Aging in Place [retrofitting homes for accessibility], and Home Preservation.

Habitat NEK offers these services to eligible homeowners so they can continue to live in safe, decent homes for years to come. How does the program work?

  • Habitat selects partner families based on income, need and willingness to partner.
  • Habitat affiliates use volunteer labor and donated materials to keep costs low.
  • An affordable loan is made to the homeowner to cover the cost of the project.
  • Payments are placed in a revolving fund to help Home Preservation serve others in need.

Why does Habitat for Humanity offer these exterior maintenance services?

  • Families live in safe and well-maintained homes.
  • Neighborhoods are revitalized.
  • Community connections are made and solidified.
  • Affordable housing inventory is preserved.

We are now accepting applications for these home repair programs for the summer/fall of 2017. Download the 2017 Critical Home Repair Application and the 2017 Credit Application and mail or deliver them to our office. You can also obtain these applications by calling 802-751-1212.

From May to October, we will be repairing, rebuilding, and renovating in Caledonia, Essex and Orleans counties. Volunteers are welcome!