What if we told you that your gift could last forever?
Financial gifts given to Habitat for Humanity of the Roaring Fork Valley go towards building forever homes with workforce families in our region. Habitat RFV works to make the dream of homeownership a reality, and we are only able to do so with help from generous donors like yourself!
Owning a home helps you be part of a community. You have more opportunities to know your neighbors and opportunities to get involved in your community. Many of the workers in our community are commuting up to four hours each way. This takes time away from their families, friends, and communities. Owning a home in the community where they work allows them to have that time back. For families with children, this intentional time is so valuable. Homeownership provides stability in a child's life that allows them to feel safe and excel.
As we kick off a season of gratefulness, Habitat RFV invites you into a season of giving. End of Year giving is a great way to begin your holiday season and we hope you’ll start with us. Each gift allows us to make this dream a reality for the teachers, first responders, city workers, small business owners, and so many more!
Why Donate to Habitat for Humanity of the Roaring Fork Valley?
Habitat RFV is working tirelessly to find affordable homeownership solutions. Habitat RFV has built over 60 homes in the past 22 years and intends to complete another 40 homes within the next two years. Through innovative technologies Habitat RFV has been able to increase construction speed to ensure that more of the workforce in our community have a decent place to live. Habitat RFV builds affordable, net-zero homes that are affordable to buy and affordable to maintain.
There is a misconception about whether Habitat homes are given away, these homes that Habitat RFV builds are not given away, they are purchased by the homeowners at affordable prices. Habitat homeowners purchase their home through a 30 - 38 year mortgage with an affordable monthly payment as well as HOA dues. Each home is deed restricted to ensure that these homes will always be afforable. Each homeowner gives 250 hours of sweat equity hours working along side the Habitat RFV Construction and ReStore teams.
When you help a family buy a home they can afford, it can set off a chain reaction of positive opportunities. It means they can budget more easily, and save for things like going back to school or health care expenses. Children who have a stable home also do better in school and enjoy better health. The chance to build equity that can be passed from one generation to the next is a pathway to greater self-determination for today’s children.
When you give over $250 you towards one of our three eligible developments, you are eligible for Enterprise Zone Tax credit. You can designate your donation towards Wapiti Commons in Rifle, The Confluence in Glenwood Springs, or the Modular Facility in Rifle. For more information please contact your accountant.
Donate to Help Homebuyers like Karla
Before buying a Habitat for Humanity home, Karla lived with her two small children in a concrete-floored garage, paying $850 monthly. Her daughter is three and her son is 12. They had a single bed, a toilet, a small sink, a small fridge, and a single burner to cook on. There were no windows to provide light, and temperature regulation was non-existent.
Karla is a local banker and an essential, hard-working community member. As a single mother, Karla does everything she can to provide for her children. No mother wants to live in this situation but unfortunately these are the housing options that were available for her to make ends meet. However, this is not where Karla's story ends! Karla will soon be moving into her beautiful new townhome with three bedrooms and two bathrooms for her children to grow and flourish.
This story is so encouraging and with your support we are able to help more workforce families in our community enter homeownership. The affordable housing crisis in the Roaring Fork and Colorado River Valleys has put a burden on the region's employees, institutions, and businesses. Habitat RFV needs your help to find solutions for our community who deserperately needs affordable housing solutions.
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.