Bennington County Habitat for Humanity purchased 296 North Branch Street in March 2015.  The house was in foreclosure and in such disrepair that it was demolished by Onorato Excavating in October 2015.  

In December 2015, Bennington Area Habitat purchased 334 North Branch Street.  The back of this lot is adjacent to 296 North Branch Street.  We began rehab work on the house at 334 North Branch Street in early January 2016 and dedicated it with the King family on May 22, 2016.

In February 2016, Bennington County Habitat purchased the final piece of the puzzle - a tiny lot and trailer at 320 North Branch Street.  Onorato Excavating demolished the trailer in early May 2016.  The lot sits between 296 and 334 North Branch Street. With these three contiguous lots, Bennington Area Habitat will be able to build six new single-family houses in partnership with Habitat qualified homebuyers.  We celebrated the dedication of the first house with the Kornn family in April 2017!

The second house in the development is being built for Bennington County Habitat by the students of the Building and Trades Division of the Career Development Center.  This house at 24 Corcoran's Way is slab-on-grade with a gable roof and has three bedrooms.  We are looking for a family for this house.  Do you know someone?  If so, have them call our Habitat office at 802-367-1000 to ask about an application!

The third house in the neighborhood will be built in partnership with the Palmer family.  Theirs will be a four-bedroom, slab-on-grade house at 30 Corcoran's Way.  We will start construction of the Palmer's house in September 2017.

This summer, we will be busy constructing the infrastructure and road in the development.  Mark Onorato Excavating will be doing the work, which will begin by June 15, 2017, and is projected to be complete by the end of August 2017.

The North Branch Street development will be home to seven partner families.  Each of these homebuyers will pay an affordable, interest-free mortgage.  They will move in to safe, energy efficient houses.  They will be homeowners with all the opportunities that homeownership brings - strength, stability and self-reliance.




Kornn House North Branch Street

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