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Bennington Area Habitat hires executive director

Posted August 5, 2011

Source: The Manchester Journal, 8/4/11, by Dawson Raspuzzi

“BENNINGTON – Richard Malley was recently appointed executive director of the Bennington Area Habitat for Humanity after the local affiliate received a grant to hire its first employee.

The Bennington Habitat received a grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for $90,000 over three years to fund the position.

The local chapter was one of 30 across the country selected by Habitat for Humanity International to receive a portion of a $5 million HUD grant to support affordable housing and community development.

Malley, who has volunteered with the local chapter since 2002, was a unanimous choice by the board of directors.

With its first employee, Bennington Habitat anticipates increasing its capacity to help more people.

“Over the next three years we’ll be able to help more families. Specifically, we’ve been doing one house a year. We should do four in the next three-year period,” Malley said.

Since being established in 1997, the local affiliate has built 11 homes and renovated one. Last year, for the first time, it built two homes in the county…”

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