Habitat for Humanity is a grassroots, Christian, non-profit organization. It is the mission of the Mesa County Habitat for Humanity to build safe, decent, affordable housing for God's people in need.
Habitat for Humanity of Mesa County (Habitat) was incorporated in March 1990 by a VISTA volunteer who had been working for the Colorado Coalition for the homeless. They saw the need for a community-based affordable housing program for low income families in Mesa County. By the end of 1990, the organization was able to purchase three lots. The first Habitat house was completed and dedicated in October of 1991.
Since 1991, Habitat has evolved from a fully volunteer, non-profit organization to a staff of 9 full-time, 7 part-time and 1 contract employee. Our ReStore (a retail outlet) provides financial support to cover the majority of administrative and operating expenses. To date, Habitat has built 73 homes for deserving, hard-working families here in Mesa County. We currently have three homes under construction and 4 families in our program.
Habitat works with people of all faith (or no faith) and belief backgrounds; selling homes at no profit, with no interest charged. We are able to do this through generous donations of labor, money, and materials. Our program is based on three simple criteria: need, willingness to partner with Habitat to build your own home, and the ability to repay a zero percent interest mortgage.
NO MORE LEASE'S FOR THE LEWIS FAMILY--Homeowners to be, November 2018
Johnathon and Michelle Lewis are the proud parents of two young boys. When they applied for the Habitat program, Michelle was still pregnant with their second son. They are working to build a safe and affordable home for their family. They currently live in a cramped two bedroom apartment where the landlord will take days to respond to much needed repairs. They have very loud neighbors that often have parties until early morning. In their submission letter to Habitat for Humanity they stated "we are not looking for a hand out, just an opportunity to have a safe place to raise our children and call home." Jonathan and Michelle are well on their way. They have kept busy working on their 500 hours of sweat equity and should be in their house before Christmas.
A NEW ADDRESS FOR ARACELY GUTIERREZ, Homeowner to be--June 2019
Aracely is a hardworking single mother of three children, 2 boys and 1 girl. Aracely has overcome many obstacles on her way to homeownership. She left the father of her children after many years of abuse. Aracely works full time as a legal assistant and is the sole provider for her children. She has been unable to qualify for a traditional loan. In order to obtain stable housing she is currently on a housing voucher for a two bedroom, one bath apartment. In her application for Habitat she expressed her excitement about learning new skills on the job site while building her own home. She knows that an affordable home will mean enough space for her children and a safe backyard to play in.