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  • KMTS: We are looking for our next partner families. Find out how to apply.

    Posted July 12, 2017 by edanneker
  • POST INDEPENDENT - Building a community through National Women Build Week

    Posted May 10, 2017 by edanneker
    National Women Build Week 2017 is May 6-14, and Habitat for Humanity is inviting volunteers to join them at the group's Silt location, where it is building two duplexes for four local families. Habitat for Humanity of the Roaring Fork Valley has partnered with Lowe's Home Improvement to build alongside future homeowners during the 10th annual NWBW. Read full article and see photos here.
  • KMTS - Coverage of our New ReStore Groundbreaking

    Posted April 11, 2017 by edanneker
  • POST INDEPENDENT- Six honored with Garfield County Humanitarian Service Awards

    Posted April 5, 2017 by edanneker

    Six special people in our communities were recognized Monday at the Garfield County Humanitarian Service Awards, where individuals were called out for their exceptional volunteerism and community support.

    Samuel Bernal, vice president and radio host at the Basalt-based La Tricolor, a Spanish-language radio station, was honored with the "Talk of the Town" award.

    "Samuel works tirelessly to improve the quality of life and connectivity in his community, in particular of Hispanic people," wrote Michelle Dezember of the Aspen Art Museum in a nomination letter. "He is altruistic, always enthusiastic and a true public servant."

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  • POST INDEPENDENT- New Habitat ReStore to reduce cost of operations

    Posted March 17, 2017 by edanneker
    About 80,000 people live from Aspen to Parachute. Habitat for Humanity of the Roaring Fork Valley's ReStore brings in $2.35 million in sales annually. That works out to be $29.50 per capita. The next-highest ReStore per-capita figure in the country? $6. When the organization's new, permanent ReStore location opens next winter, it will become even more efficient — and that means even more effective use of its money. The organization's president, Scott Gilbert, shared those numbers during the new facility's groundbreaking Thursday. The building will be located across the cul-de-sac from the current Colorado 82 location, to be named Calaway Court after donors Connie and Jim Calaway. It's a significant step forward for the organization, which is on its way to becoming a sustainable nonprofit that directs all donations toward its mission of building affordable houses. Click here to continue.
  • ASPEN TIMES- Teacher housing proposal progresses in Basalt, still needs final approval

    Posted March 8, 2017 by edanneker

    A project that would provide affordable housing to teachers in the Roaring Fork School District moved a step closer to reality recently when the Basalt Town Council granted a key approval.

    Habitat for Humanity Roaring Fork and the Roaring Fork School District want to build 27 condominiums on the hillside behind Basalt High School. The school district is providing the land. Habitat will construct the condos. Pitkin County and the Aspen-Pitkin County Housing Authority have been invited as partners, according to Habitat for Humanity Roaring Fork President Scott Gilbert.  Click here to continue reading.

  • POST INDEPENDENT- Photos: CMC, high school students volunteer with Habitat for Humanity

    Posted February 27, 2017 by edanneker

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  • Post Independent - Habitat nearing final build-out on Silt property

    Posted February 9, 2017 by edanneker

    Bouncing between roommate situations and crowded conditions living with extended family members will be a thing of the past for the newest Habitat for Humanity Roaring Fork Valley families, who will have their homes dedicated Sunday in Silt.

    Completion of the latest duplex on Habitat’s land on Ballard Avenue also comes as construction is underway and families are being selected for the last four units to be built on that site.

    For single mom Michele “Shelly” Davies, the home she and her 14-year-old son Ayden Arbar will occupy is a chance for a little elbow room.

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  • Habitat For Humanity house recipient in Carbondale epitomizes valley’s imperiled middle class

    Posted January 16, 2017 by edanneker

    After struggling to make ends meet for several years in the Roaring Fork Valley, a secure future is finally within grasp for Jamie Wilson and her three kids.

    The Wilsons are the recipients of the 23rd house that will be completed by Habitat For Humanity Roaring Fork. (Work is underway on houses 24 and 25.) They won’t move in until mid-January, but the anticipation has already made for a great Christmas.

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  • Sopris Sun- "Habitat not just for low-income folks"

    Posted November 11, 2016 by edanneker

     

    It's called "the cliff effect." You work hard and earn more, but you can't get ahead.  As one Colorado foundation explains: "...as a family's earnings increase and they rise above the official poverty level, they begin to lose eligibility for tax credits, child care subsidies, health care coverage and food stamps, even though they are not yet self-sufficient. 

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