Routt County Habitat for Humanity board of directors: Thanks for support
Fifteen years ago, a group of committed volunteers formed the Routt County affiliate of Habitat for Humanity — International with the mission of building or renovating simple, safe houses with people in need in our community.
Over the years, through the generosity of hundreds of individuals, companies and nonprofits, Routt County Habitat was able to build 10 single-family/duplex units and 20-plus renovations. This was accomplished because of direct financial support, endless volunteer hours and incredible in-kind support.
We are now faced with the formidable challenge of acquiring a lot to build a home for another family. Lots within the Steamboat area now are over $120,000 and climbing. The Habitat organization guidelines limit our ability to partner with a family making more than $45,000, depending on family size. Even with substantial donations, the hurdles of acquiring a lot and building another home are daunting, and at this point, such a task seems unrealistic.
Sadly, Routt County Habitat for Humanity is dissolving. The assets that have been accumulated over the last few years will be transferred to the Yampa Valley Housing Authority, which will continue the legacy of assisting low-income individuals with their housing needs.
The popular ReStore located in the Riverside shopping center will be renamed and will become the YVHA “Home Store.”
Again, we greatly appreciate all that our donors and volunteers have given over the past 15 years. We, as a community, can be proud of the life-changing opportunities that were created.
Routt County Habitat for Humanity board of directors
Kathi Meyer, Bud Romberg, Jill Brabec, Sheila Henderson, Jerry Burns, Lee Findell
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