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.
College Habitat for Humanity members
Jennifer Jensen at 802-443-6355 or Suwha Hong at 802- 443-6850
for more information.