Our Story, History and Mission
Mission StatementHabitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.
Founded in 1995, Habitat for Humanity of Eagle and Lake Counties (HFHELC) has served 36 families creating safe, stable housing for over 100 children. For the first 13 years we were building 1-2 homes per year mostly in Leadville, Eagle and Gypsum. In 2007, we assembled a team of professional builders from the area, and with their guidance increased our capacity to 4 homes per year. In just four years, we were able to complete the Fox Hollow 16 home project in Edwards.
We are currently building 6 homes in Stratton Flats. Located in the Town of Gypsum, near Costco and the Eagle Airport, Stratton Flats is a great down valley community. We have plans to complete 18 homes over the next 3 years, and are in negotiations for the next few parcels of land to continue the momentum.
Habitat for Humanity of Eagle and Lake Counties is poised for ambitious growth in the coming years. We are involved in an exciting $6 million initiative called The World of Hope: It starts at home Campaign. The goals include plans to secure a 10 year inventory of land and to build 150 homes (75 locally and 75 internationally) in a ten year period. We will leverage donated dollars through volunteer services, donated materials, grants and mortgage payments. This initiative will create longevity and sustainability for our organization for many years to come.
Habitat for Humanity International
Habitat for Humanity International is a global nonprofit Christian housing organization that seeks to put God’s love into action by bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope. Since 1976, Habitat has served more than 600,000 families without regard to religion, race, gender or nationality by constructing, rehabilitating or repairing homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to financing to help families improve their shelter conditions. For more information, please visit www.habitat.org.