• Posted May 4, 2020 by jennyl

    Habitat for Humanity VISTA Joins Team as Housing Development Analyst

    On this month’s show, Traci interviews Bo Blodgett, whose work as an AmeriCorps VISTA has evolved into employment as housing development analyst at Habitat for Humanity of the Roaring Fork Valley. Bo also provides an update about the ReStore virtual adaptation.

    United Way Cares airs every fourth Monday on KDNK…

  • Posted April 30, 2020 by jennyl

    Habitat maintains momentum under new leadership

    Habitat for Humanity Roaring Fork has a new captain at the helm who means to maintain the nonprofit’s momentum while navigating the uncharted waters of today. 

    Gail Schwartz joined Habitat’s board of directors roughly eight months ago and shortly thereafter assumed the role as its chair. Not too long after…

  • Posted May 15, 2018 by Jon Childs

    Silt mom spends Mother’s Day prepping new home

    "As a single mother living in the Roaring Fork Valley, Suzette Beresford would ask herself how she was going to make it on her own. But with help from Habitat for Humanity and the community she will soon call home, Beresford now knows she's not alone."

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  • Posted September 4, 2017 by edanneker

    ASPEN DAILY NEWS- Habitat for Humanity’s new proposal covers plenty of ground

    A proposal to construct a 27-unit development on eight acres adjacent Basalt High School would be the biggest project in the history of the local chapter of Habitat for Humanity.

    By far.

    To continue reading click here.

  • Posted September 1, 2017 by Stephen B King

    Basalt Vista Housing Partnership

    With your support, we will keep good teachers in our schools by providing affordable homes of their own—close to where they work.
  • Posted October 10, 2016 by

    CBS DENVER- Proposed Teacher Housing in Basalt Could Be a 'Game Changer'

    BASALT, Colo. (CBS4) – A groundbreaking idea could lead to a Colorado school district providing the land for Habitat for Humanity to build homes for teachers. The housing crunch in many mountain communities including in the Roaring Fork Valley has school districts scrambling to figure out how to get teachers to work in those expensive communities where average rents are comparable to East Coast cities but salaries are not. The potential partnership could produce 40 affordable housing units in Basalt that would be sold to teachers and other first responders, according to the proposal provided to CBS4 Tuesday. Habitat for Humanity Roaring Fork wants to build 20 duplexes on land owned by the Roaring Fork School District on a bench above Basalt High School. The concept is the school district would provide the land and Habitat would raise the funds for construction, according to Scott Gilbert, president of the local Habitat chapter. Gilbert said about half of the for-sale units would be reserved for teachers because of the school district’s contribution of the land. The other units would go to people who qualify under Habitat’s normal needs assessment. Planners say a key to the project is the partnership with the school district. “For us to make it happen, we have to cut costs somewhere,” Gilbert said. Roaring Fork School District Superintendent Diana Sirko told CBS4 the project has the potential to be a “game changer” for the district. To continue reading click HERE.