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Upper Valley Habitat Breaks Ground on Sharon Home

Published: 7/13/2018 2:35:40 PM
Modified: 7/13/2018 2:35:53 PM
Upper Valley HabitatBreaks Ground in Sharon

Sharon — Upper Valley Habitat for Humanity officials and more than 30 supporters helped break ground on Tuesday for a home in Sharon due to be completed early next year.

By spring, Zack and Mindy Cayer, who are now living in Barnard, will be moving in with their three young children. Zack Cayer has been working as a molder at GW Plastics in Bethel for more than five years and is eager to put his construction experience to good use during the building project.

“We are thrilled to support the Cayer family and continue our mission of creating affordable workforce housing in Vermont and New Hampshire,” Andrew Grimson, Upper Valley Habitat’s executive director, said. “We are excited to help the Cayers work toward financial independence and are grateful for our many supporters who attended the groundbreaking.”

The agency is based in White River Junction and is a local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International.

Families are selected based on income, willingness to partner with Habitat, and other factors. The home is sold to families based on affordability criteria and balanced with construction costs, typically for a zero-interest mortgage. The homeowners are expected to repay the mortgage, and also provide 500 hours of sweat equity in building the house.

Supporters, donors and volunteers also help with construction, which is underway.

To learn more, contact the Upper Valley Habitat for Humanity at or (802)- 295-1854 or visit

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