Grounded in strong community relationships, Habitat for Humanity of the Roaring Fork Valley advocates for affordable housing - and reuse of locally donated items at the ReStore - to generate revenue that enables the development of affordable ownership housing for families and individuals from Parachute to Aspen.
Building Homes, Building Hope, Building Community
We've been building affordable homes and supporting homeowners in our community since 1999.
Habitat for Humanity of the Roaring Fork Valley was founded in 1999 when a group of concerned residents set out to form a Habitat affiliate with a mission to build homes in partnership with local families in need of affordable ownership housing. The new organization served the Roaring Fork and Colorado River Valleys- from Aspen to Glenwood Springs to Parachute.
Originally, we built one home at a time on donated land and were completely volunteer operated. In 2004, we started hiring staff to provide structure and help us achieve our mission. While we started slowly, building one home every two years, in 2015 we began to quicken our pace of construction and built four homes. In 2021, we will complete nine homes.
Through the years, we have actively advocated for affordable housing at the local and state levels. In June of this year, Governor Polis and Representatives McCluskie and Roberts chose Basalt Vista for the bill signing of the Department of Local Affairs Innovative Affordable Housing Strategies into law. providing $48 million for the building of affordable homes.
Altogether, we have built 50 Habitat homes so far in Basalt, Carbondale, Emma, Glenwood Springs, Rifle, and Silt. For each of our 22 years, we have worked closely with our Habitat families through every step of the homeownership process and have provided safe, affordable housing to our 183 adults and children.
"This feels like I've won the lottery, only better, because it comes with a community."- Suzette, Partner Family
"Although I got to paint my room and pick up nails, my favorite part of the house is the doorbell! It isn't just a doorbell, it is a sign of welcome, a sign to say this is your home. I've never had a doorbell that has every worked and sometimes there wasn't even one- so when I see that door bell I know this is our forever home." - Maryann, daughter of Homeowner