Latest News – December 17

Habitat Houses Changes Lives With Affordable Homes

It’s said that home is where the heart is, and no where could that be more evident that in the homes built by Habitat for Humanity!
The San Luis Valley Habitat for Humanity began in 1994, and has served nearly 20 families & households in the Valley, including Saguache. As most recent census data indicates, the San Luis Valley is one of the most economically challenged regions in Colorado. Therefore there is a big need of decent, affordable housing. Most of the Habitat homes are built with adobe bricks and make use of passive solar heating. These responsible building techniques help make housing truly affordable with lower energy bills.spacer

spacerHabitat for Humanity is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry building simple, decent homes in partnership with those in need of affordable housing. Families qualify based on their need for decent housing, willingness to partner with Habitat, and their ability to pay the 0% interest mortgage. Interested families can contact the organization with any questions.

Local volunteers help construct a Habitat for Humanity house in the San Luis Valley. Photo: San Luis Valley Habitat for Humanity.

Local volunteers help construct a Habitat for Humanity house in the San Luis Valley. Photo: San Luis Valley Habitat for Humanity.

The Habitat Vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Habitat invites people from all walks of life to join in the mission to eliminate poverty housing worldwide. The nonprofit unite people around the concept of “putting God’s love into action” along with others from all faiths or with no faith convictions who are interested in helping those in need of improved shelter.
And as they head into the New Year, the nonprofit’s resolution is to begin building 2 houses per year (about double the rate they are currently building). Of course, meeting that goal takes a team effort and if you have the time and passion, and some trainable skills, you can help Habitat achieve this goal with the help of more local volunteers.
The San Luis Valley Habitat for Humanity is located at 601 State Ave, the southwest corner of 6th & State in Alamosa. Our Habitat Store is located at 507 Main Street in downtown Alamosa. You can read their latest newsletter by connecting: HERE.

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