Local First

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Did you know your local La Plata County Habitat is a member of Local First? We are an independent 501 (c)3 with all of our Board members residing in La Plata County and providing independent decision making on the needs of our local community. Since 1994 we have been building affordable low-income homes for current workforce, veterans, persons with disabilities and our aging populations. Our home OWNERS pay a mortgage equivalent to 30% of their monthly income; thus, are able to live within wages that are often not livable wages. Mortgages range from 20-38 years and often are in deed restricted areas to allow for future sales into similar low-income populations. Currently, 56.5% of our wage earners in La Plata County fall within our local Habitat income eligibility requirements. A crisis in our community. As building needs rise for second homes and smaller rental units, we are noticing fewer housing options for families.

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Hammers & High Heels 2016

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July 23rd, 2016
7 – 10 p.m.
Join this annual event held at SKA Brewing Co.!

  • An opportunity for an informal night of music, dancing and socializing!
  • An opportunity to network with local venders and contractors
  • A social event for all those related to the construction industry
  • A chance of realtors, mortgage brokers and contractors to build relationships outside of the workplace
  • A venue for venders to discuss products in a relaxed environment amongst potential customers

Buy tickets now!

Hammers and High Heels 2016

Hammers and High Heels 2016

2016 Ground Breaking

Please join us as we celebrate the Ground Breaking of our newest Partner Families! We are blessed to have the support of community in all we do! Join us for this special occasion!

Family, Friends, Donors, supporters and volunteers are all welcome! Join us for refreshments and an opportunity to meet the newest members of our Habitat Family!

May 15th, 2016 at 2 p.m. at the 2016 Build site
700 & 702 Fox Farm Circle

Dedication – Toliver and Wood

On December 21st, 2015, the Wood and Toliver families’ homes were dedicated. Pastor Jeff Huber of the First United Methodist Church and Pastor Randall provided the blessings of each new home. Friends, donors and volunteers joined in celebrating the completion of two new homes into affordable housing in La Plata County! We are so blessed by all the hands and hearts that made this possible—from those attending our build days with labor and donors with financial support to attendees, businesses contributors at our fundraisers. Our huge extended family encompasses Board members, ReStore shoppers and ReStore donors. On behalf of all our Partner Families, thank you! See you in 2016!

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Mercury Payment Thank You Day

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We enjoyed a brisk 9° day in appreciation of our new ReStore International Truck which Mercury, A Vantiv Company, provided funds toward. Habitat Board members, ReStore staff and core volunteers served baked goods, coffee and hot apple cider to employees at Mercury on Jan. 14th.

Many departments of Mercury worked alongside our mission on the Bayfield job sites in 2015 providing additional labor. We are thankful for their continued commitment to our community through affordable housing support.

Larry Drury, Chief Marketing Director and Ken Tallman of mercury, A Vantiv Company received our warm thanks. First National Bank of Durango graciously financed the loan which Mercury committed to fund over several years. In December 2015, the ReStore truck was completely paid!

Our ReStore provides monies that assist our mission in funding our annual builds. Purchases and donations generate homes! Please check out our new truck on the streets in La Plata County and become aware of our hard working community supporting the urgent housing crisis.

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Recent Build Days

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Learn more about these two deserving families and new neighbors and check out our photo gallery.

 

 


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Every year First United Methodist and Christ the King Lutheran Church choose a weekend in June in which they worship God through serving in the community instead of having their regular church services.

Learn more and check out our photo gallery!

 


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Throughout the years Mercury Payment Systems has been a huge supporter.

Learn more and check out our photo gallery!