Building strength, stability, self-reliance and shelter
Critical Home Repair Program
NEK Habitat for Humanity regretfully announces a seven-month pause in our Critical Home Repair Program, effective from June 1 to December 31, 2020. Building projects will not occur during this time to minimize the risk of coronavirus transmission.
During this time we are connecting homeowners with other organizations who can assist, working to strengthen our volunteer base, and refining our mission for the future. We look forward to restarting this program in the spring of 2021.
Thank you for your understanding as we prioritize the safety of our volunteers, staff, and our NEK neighbors.
Building It Forward: Homes, Communities, Hope + You
Now, more than ever, we need you.
As a result of COVID-19 over 300 million people in 42 states have been asked to stay at home through a myriad of shelter-in-place/safer at home orders. The scope and coordination of these orders are unprecedented and have led to a near halt of the US economy and over 16 million people losing their jobs.
In addition to the economic impact, these directives have also shined light on underlying housing issues that many Americans face.
Low income households are particularly at risk as a result of their economic instability and their concentration in service industry and other hourly jobs that are at risk as a result of COVID-19 disruptions.
In an estimated 12 million of these households, at least one contributing member work in an at-risk industry.
The economic crisis created by efforts to contain COVID-19 has placed unprecedented stress on the financial sustainability of Habitat affiliates, resulting in limited support for its homeowners at the time when they need it most.
COVID-19 has stopped everyone in their tracks:
Everyone has been affected by this global public health crisis and the accompanying economic shocks.
Everyone has been forced to consider the fundamental importance of home — of having safe, decent and affordable shelter.
Donating now to Habitat in the Northeast Kingdom can help ensure our ability, as well as our sustainability, to continue to serve our neighbors.
Donations can be mailed to:
Upper Valley Habitat in the Northeast Kingdom
459 Portland Street, Suite 2
St Johnsbury, Vermont 05819
“Home has rarely been more of a life or death situation.”
Leilani Farha, UN special rapporteur on the right of adequate housing