Home Number 22
Natalia and Zane Sisneros and their two sons, four-year-old Ty, and two-year-old Liam, are looking forward to life in their new home in Carbondale’s Keator Grove. Zane is a detention deputy for the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office, and Natalia balances childcare with certified nursing assistant classes and volunteering.
The Sisneros especially appreciate what homeownership will mean for their young children. “When you’re renting, things change all the time,” Natalia said. “Now, the school Ty starts at is going to be the school he will be going to for years.”
Families are expected to help build their own homes. “It’s not just giving a free house to somebody,” Zane, who has some construction experience, said. “It’s working towards a home. I’m looking forward to getting my hands dirty. The reason that this all works is a group of people give so much of their time and effort and energy. That’s the foundation of this great program. They’re doing it for the right reasons, and there’s nothing better than that.”