Building Futures

Building Futures is an innovative program to empower community members by connecting them to services and supports as they work towards, and in some cases transition into, homeownership.

Building Futures logoPeople seeking housing support services often have a host of needs for other basic services, such as food security, debt consolidation / financing, behavioral health services and immigration support. Our Building Futures program offers support that extends beyond Habitat. The main goals are self-sufficiency, increased access to community resources and opportunities, ultimately supporting families and community members in improving their lives.

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Family Story

Maria

In November 22, 2021, Maria and her family of six woke in the middle of the night as a fire raged in the two stories above their Avon rental apartment, where they lived for 15 years. After moving four times in the following month, it was clear they needed help with housing. As the family had limited knowledge of community resources, an area nonprofit referred Maria to Habitat for Humanity Vail Valley.

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The Building Futures team worked with the Salvation Army and Catholic Charities for rental assistance and Walmart gift cards. The community rallied around this family: Heaven on Earth/Elf Angel, Eagle County School District, local businesses and Eagle County residents all contributed.

“Families who come to our office have many needs apart from housing stability. Our goal is to connect households to existing community resources,” shares Caitlin Weis, Family Services manager. “When basic needs are met, they are more able to focus on their path to homeownership. We know housing stability positively impacts a family’s overall well-being"

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