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POST INDEPENDENT- Families build their own homes in Silt

Posted December 30, 2017 by edanneker

“This feels like I’ve won the lottery, only better, because it comes with a community,” said soon-to-be Silt homeowner Suzette Beresford after learning she and her three children would move into a new home in 2018. It’s a home she, alongside other families and volunteers, is helping build.

The Beresfords are one of 12 families who will receive a new home in Silt by the end of 2018, thanks to Habitat for Humanity Roaring Fork.

In 2000, when Habitat for Humanity Roaring Fork built its first home in the valley, its goal was to provide local low-income children with as many homes as it could. Now heading into 2018, the organization just moved families into its 26th, 27th, 28th and 29th homes in its area from Aspen to Parachute, providing homes for 75 local kids.

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