Bike and Build 2016 Supports Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity

Students from all over the nation rode their bicycles across the country to help support the affordable housing cause. ‪#‎BikeandBuild2016‬, a nonprofit organization, had two teams of cyclists that stopped in the Pikes Peak region to help build a ‪#‎PikesPeakHabitat‬ house for the Wickwar Family. Show your support by watching the video below. Learn more about how you can get involved with Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity by following the link below: https://www.facebook.com/CampaignforPikesPeakCommunity/  

Webinar to Discuss Housing Programs in the Pikes Peak Region

Colorado Springs has the fastest rising rent in the nation according to Rich Laden, News Business Reporter for The Gazette in Colorado Springs (2016). The total number of renter households in El Paso County, Colorado as of 2010 is 66,932 residents or 39.9 percent of the Pikes Peak region (Affordable Housing Online, n.d.). As a resident who rents in Colorado Springs, I know the struggle. I also volunteer with Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity, which offers affordable homeownership to low-income families. I have seen families lives changed because of programs that offer a hand up to individuals who are in need of a safe and stable environment. This webinar will discuss what programs are available to qualifying residents struggling to make their rent. I will discuss the Colorado Springs Housing Authority and Section 8. I will also go over The Salvation Army’s transitional housing, affordable homeownership with Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity, and affordable rentals with Greccio Housing. Attendees will also learn about volunteer opportunities in the community that assist local families with affordable housing. After attending the Webinar participants will know what type of housing program that they qualify for. Participants will also have a greater understanding about the programs that are available and who they can contact for assistance. If you are struggling with rent, or you know somebody in the Pikes Peak region who is struggling, please join me on Sunday July 24th from 7 – 7:30 p.m. to discuss housing opportunities that offer a hand up. Sign up by clicking the link below and sending me a message stating that you would like to attend the webinar. I will send you a message confirming your attendance and provide you with a link to the webinar. I look forward to collaborating with you. Campaign for Pikes Peak Community Facebook Page    

Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity Dedicates New Home to Local Family

It has been a long exciting week for ‪#PikesPeakHabitatforHumanity‬ and ‪#‎AspenViewHomes‬. The two partnered together for ‪#‎HomeBuildersBlitz‬ to build a forever home for the Garnes family. On Sunday they got together along with friends and family to dedicate the new home. The Garnes family stepped inside their new home for the first time since completion. Please watch the video and and visit the Campaign for Pikes Peak Community Facebook page. Help Share the mission of Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity.

Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity Home Builders Blitz Ground Blessing Service

Family and friends of the Garnes family along with Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity and Aspen View Homes gather together for a ground blessing service. The service recognizes the sponsor, Aspen View Homes, along with vendors and subcontractors, all the community support and volunteers and the Garnes family. This week is Home Builders Blitz, an annual event in which Habitat for Humanity and affiliates partner with professional builders in the community to build and renovate homes across the U.S. The Garnes family home will be built during this week thanks to the support of Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity and Aspen View Homes.

Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity Promotional Video

Check out this video and learn more about Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity and see the amazing volunteers and families in the community. Like/Share the Campaign for Pikes Peak Community Facebook page and get involved by clicking the sign up link on the campaign page https://www.facebook.com/CampaignforPikesPeakCommunity/