Middlebury College Habitat for Humanity Chapter

to Host Second Community Meeting

Habitat for Humanity’s Middlebury College

Chapter will host a second informational meeting to discuss the

local need for affordable home ownership and the possibility of

forming an Addison County Habitat for Humanity affiliate. The

College chapter invites all community members to attend the meeting

on Thursday, April 2 at 7 p.m. in the West Lounge of Forest Hall

on College Street (Route 125).

The results of the first meeting, which

took place on March 5, encouraged student organizers to proceed

with their efforts. According to student Habitat member Jennifer

Jenson, “The Habitat chapter on campus decided earlier this

year to work toward establishing an affiliate in Addison County,

but this goal can only be accomplished with the help of county

residents, since the affiliate will be a community organization.”

Jenson added that Addison County has a significant need for low-income


Habitat for Humanity is a Christian,

ecumenical, non-profit organization that seeks to eliminate substandard

housing. With over 1,000 affiliates worldwide, Habitat was nationally

ranked as one of the five largest new home builders in 1997 according

to “A Simple Decent Place to Live,” a book by Habitat

founder Millard Fuller.

“Habitat’s success in addressing

a need for low-income housing has been phenomenal in recent years,

and the grassroots establishment of an Addison County affiliate

can bring that success to a local level,” said Jensen.

Contact Middlebury

College Habitat for Humanity members

Jennifer Jensen at 802-443-6355 or Suwha Hong at 802- 443-6850

for more information.