Building Homes. Building Hope. Building Community.
Who We Are
Habitat for Humanity of the Roaring Fork Valley was founded in 1999 when a group of concerned residents set out to form a Habitat affiliate with a mission to build homes in partnership with local families in need of affordable ownership housing. The new organization served the Roaring Fork and Colorado River valleys—from Aspen to Glenwood Springs to Parachute.
Originally, we built one home at a time on donated land and were completely volunteer-operated. In 2004, we started hiring staff to provide structure and help us achieve our mission. While we started slowly, building one home every two years, in 2015 we began to quicken our pace of construction and built four homes. In 2021, we will complete nine homes. Through the years, we have actively advocated for affordable, energy-efficient housing at the local and state levels. In June of 2021, Governor Polis and Representatives McCluskie and Roberts chose Basalt Vista to sign the Dept. of Local Affairs Innovative Affordable Housing Strategies into law, providing $48 million for the building of affordable housing.
For each of our 22 years, we have worked closely with our Habitat families through every step of the homeownership process and have provided safe, affordable housing to over 200 adults and children.
Habitat for Humanity of the Roaring Fork Valley will contribute to, and play a relevant role in, creating sustainable communities where all families and individuals can thrive through the empowerment of an affordable and stable place to call home.
Grounded in strong community relationships, Habitat RFV advocates for affordable housing and reuse of locally donated items at our ReStore to generate revenue that enables the development of affordable ownership housing for families and individuals from Parachute to Aspen.
We believe clearly defined, shared values are at the center of an effective, happy, and thriving organization. By ‘walking the talk’ and practicing these values day-to-day, we will be more successful in achieving our mission, signal to ourselves and others what we believe is important, create a productive workplace, and positively impact our partners and our community.
Trust is the firm belief in the reliability, truth and ability of ourselves and our co-workers.
Mutual Respect is when we all take time to acknowledge each other for who we are and what we bring to the organization.
Teamwork is the act of individuals collaborating on tasks and activities that enable us to achieve our mission.
Through Collaboration and Partnerships, we will courageously address the affordable housing crisis in our communities.
Empowerment is ensuring every person has the tools and confidence they need to meet their full potential.
Sustainability is the ability to support ourselves as a thriving nonprofit organization, the ability of our Habitat families to lead healthy and productive lives, and the ability to create sustainable communities without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
Accountability is when we all take responsibility for our decisions, actions and behavior.
Making homeownership a reality
Habitat for Humanity of the Roaring Fork Valley has been partnering with local families for over 20 years to help them build a safe and secure place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside our staff and volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. With your support, our homeowners achieve the strength, stability, and independence they need to build a better life for themselves and for their families. In the last few years, more than ever, we have seen the importance of the work we do to provide affordable housing and its stabilizing impact on the families we serve.
We build homes with the people we need in our community
Providing a hand up, not a handout, is at the core of Habitat’s mission. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside our staff and volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. With your support, our homeowners achieve the strength, stability and independence they need to build a better life for themselves and for their families.
Now, more than ever, we have seen the importance of the work we do to provide affordable housing and its impact on the families we serve.
About Habitat for Humanity International
Habitat for Humanity is a global nonprofit housing organization working in local communities across all 50 states in the U.S. and in approximately 70 countries. Habitat’s vision is of a world where everyone has a decent place to live.
Habitat works toward our vision by building strength, stability and self-reliance in partnership with families in need of decent and affordable housing. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage.
Help us build affordable homes with the people we need in our community
Families who partner with us build their own homes alongside volunteers, pay an affordable mortgage and are grateful for your help.