Building hope, changing lives

The Conservation Core & Habitat Critical Repair

Over the past week the Montana Conservation Core has been working with HfHGV on a Critical Repair project in the Bozeman area. We perform several Critical Repair projects each year for families that need repairs done to their homes or surrounding structures.  The repairs are performed mostly by volunteer groups such as the Conservation core […]

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The Real Impact That Your Donation Has

Have you ever asked yourself….. Where does my donation go and what good does it do? HfHGV relies heavily on donations from the community, from volunteers and from several foundations. But….what does all of this do? Well….the easy answer is that it builds houses for qualified families. It helps us do critical repairs on houses […]

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Construction Update January 2014

January 2014…Happy New Year, Construction update   The Christmas Holiday season saw us closing up shop on the jobsite, but not before we set all the trusses on the Wally D house.   We couldn’t have asked for a better day, weather-wise, and a good turn out for the crew.   With the next couple weeks off, […]

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Deconstructing for Progress

De-Constructing….for progress! During mid-July, while temps soared into the upper nineties, fate found our Habitat team and an energetic group of young volunteers and their supervisors, gathering along the banks of the Shields River, on the Foster ranch, north of Livingston. Our reason for meeting in this beautiful setting was to carefully dis-assemble a home […]

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Jeans Room

Jean—a young lady who has been supported by her family for 14 years. Being carried up and down stairs. Getting help with personal hygiene ..family members and paid staff helping to stimulate her world by keeping her engaged through eye contact, touching, and pictures. You see Jean has Rett Syndrome—a developmental disorder that is seen […]

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Welcome to the Buhl family

On the 28th of June we closed on one of the most ambitious projects undertaken by Habitat for Humanity of Gallatin Valley. We have successfully completed our first Passive house in Belgrade at 1202 Idaho. The Buhl family after waiting two years and months of hard work promptly moved into their home the next day! […]

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Passive House – Affordable Eco-Habitats

by Christopher Gonzales Thick walls with triple-glazed windows. Air-to-air heat exchangers. Solar hot water. Is this the new face of affordable housing? In 2010 Habitat for Humanity International US Council mandated that by 2015 all new houses built by local affiliates be constructed to meet energy efficient standards. The impetus for the board‟s decision came […]

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Jeans Room

Jean has Rett Syndrome which is a genetic condition with no cure. She’s 14 and weighs 60 pounds. Her mother can no longer carry her up and down the stairs to her bedroom. Only her father can get her up the steep and narrow stairs to her room, and he is in his seventies. There’s […]

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NorthWestern Energy Provides Support to Passive House

May 4th….NorthWestern Energy employees are joining Habitat for a work day at the Passive Home being built at 1202 Idaho Ave., Belgrade, MT. They are throwing their weight behind the push to complete this home for the qualified partner family by June 2013.  NorthWestern Energy is a strong support of not only Habitat for Humanity […]

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The Trusses Have Been Flown!

Kevin and our committed volunteers have been making great progress on our Passive Home in Belgrade. Together they have raised and sheeted the walls. The floor trusses are in place for the second story and the walls have been framed.  Check out the roof trusses!  We are always welcoming volunteers! Women Build is continuing on […]

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