Working with our many partners, Pioneer Valley Habitat for Humanity builds strength, stability and self-reliance through homeownership in Hampshire and Franklin Counties. We are an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, an ecumenical organization that envisions a world where everyone has a decent place to live.   

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Since 1989, Pioneer Valley Habitat for Humanity has built decent, affordable homes with 37 low income families in Hampshire and Franklin Counties. We build our homes with volunteer labor and donations of material, supplies, land, and services. At the onset of homebuilding, a family is selected and enters into a long term partnership with Pioneer Valley Habitat. Future homeowners contribute 250 hours of labor during the construction of their home alongside volunteers from the community. Upon completion, the home is sold to the family with an affordable mortgage. Habitat is a hand-up, not a hand-out: the organization has a perpetual legacy in that all mortgage funds received are reinvested to build more homes.  We are a housing organization helping to bring stability to families, bringing more stability into our neighborhoods and communities.

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Beyond the homeowners partnering with Habitat, thousands of community donors and volunteers are impacted by and have participated in the work of our local Habitat. Our construction volunteers receive on-site training ranging from basic building skills to high performance construction techniques. Volunteers are the heart, soul and muscle behind Habitat’s work. As they walk away from the construction sites, volunteers tell us that their lives have been transformed by helping build a Habitat home.

All are welcome.  Pioneer Valley Habitat for Humanity has an open-door policy: All who believe that everyone needs a decent, affordable place to live are welcome to help with the work, regardless of race, religion, age, gender, political views or any of the other distinctions that too often divide people. In short, Habitat welcomes volunteers and supporters from all backgrounds and also serves people in need of decent housing regardless of race or religion. As a matter of policy, Habitat for Humanity International and its affiliated organizations do not proselytize. This means that Habitat will not offer assistance on the expressed or implied condition that people must either adhere to or convert to a particular faith, or listen and respond to messaging designed to induce conversion to a particular faith.


Staff

Megan McDonough, Executive Director megan @ pvhabitat.org

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Amy Landry, Director of Resource Development amy @ pvhabitat.org

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Lindsay Berry, Volunteer Coordinator Lindsay @ pvhabitat.org

 

 LaVae Allard, Bookkeeper Lavae @ pvhabitat.org

Board of Directors

Name Position Term Expiration
John Ebbets President 2nd 9/30/2019
Stacy Metzger Vice President 1st 9/30/2019
Reverend Janet Bush Treasurer 2nd 9/30/2018
Jane Anderson Clerk 1st 9/30/2018
Christine Aubrey 1st 9/30/2019
Benjamin Barnes 1st 9/30/2020
Marybeth Bridegam 2nd 9/30/2018
Anna Cook 2nd 9/30/2020
Steve Harrington 2nd 9/30/2020
Jeff Hutchins 1st 9/30/2018
Tom Jones 1st 9/30/2018
Libby McLarty 1st 9/30/2016
Devin Paziale 1st 9/30/2018
Christine Speek 1st 9/30/2020
Keith Woodruff 2nd 9/30/2020

 Committees

  • Finance Committee: Janet Bush, Chair
  • Family Support Committee: Jane Andresen, Chair
  • Site Squad: Anna Novey Cook, Chair
  • Building Committee: Walt Kohler, Chair