Chaffee County Habitat for Humanity

A nonprofit organization

$12,092 raised by 61 donors

100% complete

$10,000 Goal

Seeking to put God's love into action, Chaffee County Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope.

Testimonials

"When I look at our house, I think, 'I helped build this dream for my family!'" - Cristyl, Chaffee County Habitat Homeowner

"This is what love looks like!" - Chaffee County Habitat Homeowner, spoken after being one set of many hands raising the first wall at the Starbuck Dairy duplex.

"I'm finally warm!" - Tish, Chaffee County Habitat Homeowner

"Chaffee County Habitat for Humanity has changed the lives of our family forever!" - Chaffee County Habitat Homeowner

Mission

Seeking to put God's love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.

Background Statement

Since 2000, Chaffee County Habitat for Humanity has contributed 32 new homes/other housing projects & served 90 individuals including 37 adults & 53 children in our community. Families in the income range of 30 to 80% Area Median Income (AMI) are provided opportunities for education, homeownership, and repairs to homes they already own.

The Habitat model works:

• 95% of Habitat homeowners reported they could not have owned a home without help from Habitat.

• 98% observed a stable or positive impact on their children’s performance in school since moving into their Habitat home.

• Habitat homeowners reported significantly less use of public assistance since moving into their home.

Focus: Our focus is not simply the construction of a house but also the empowerment of the residents in our community. We build strength, stability, self-reliance & shelter by providing a hand-up-- not a hand-out.

About Us:

• CCHfH selects homeowners who have lived or worked in Chaffee County for one year earning between 30-80% of the area median income

• Homeowners are selected according to:

* Need: existing shelter is either inadequate, sub-standard or cost-burdened.

* Ability to repay: a zero equivalent mortgage that is no more than 30% of a family’s monthly income.

* Willingness to partner with Habitat: Partnering includes completing 250 hours of sweat-equity per adult working on their home or another Habitat home, attending homeownership classes, and participating in Habitat events.

Organization Data

Summary

Organization name

Chaffee County Habitat for Humanity

other names

CCHFH

Year Established

2000

Tax id (EIN)

84-1536141

Category

Housing & Shelter

Organization Size

Medium Organization

Address

P.O. Box 4936
Buena Vista, CO 81211

Other

27951 CR 319 PO Box 4936
Buena Vista, CO 81211

Service areas

Chaffee County, CO, US

Phone

719 395 0482

Other

719-395-0482