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Media Contact:
Laura Williams-Parrish
Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity
Office: 719-475-7800 ext. 106
laura@pikespeakhabitat.org (preferred)

Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity Celebrates Groundbreaking
and Ground Blessing for Multi-generational Family

Fountain, CO (October 7, 2017) – For husband and wife Jean and Nadia, finding affordable housing for
their multi-generational family of five (soon to be six with a baby on the way!) is no easy task, even
though they both work. Currently their mother lives with them, as well as their 16-year old nephew and
3-year old daughter. Space is tight in the 3-bedroom apartment where they live now, and that will shrink
even more when they baby arrives. Recently selected for the Habitat program, they are excited to begin
building a 4-bedroom home that they will purchase with an affordable mortgage.

Building costs average $150,000 per house, and Habitat relies on sponsorships to cover at least half of
the construction costs. This year, the Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity Board of Directors stepped in with
a self-directed challenge to sponsor Jean and Nadia’s house. Initiated by Treasurer Peter Scanlon, the
Board has committed to collectively raise and/or contribute at least $18,750/year with the goal and
intention of funding half ($37,500) of the $75,000 sponsorship (half the construction costs) of a house
every two years. Since the challenge kick-off in July of 2016, the Board has already raised/pledged over
$56,000!

The public is invited to attend the groundbreaking and ground blessing of this house:

Event details: 10:00 AM, Saturday, October 7, 2017.
Location: 218 Red Finch Lane, Fountain, CO.

Directions from I-25:
1. Take exit 132A and turn east on Mesa Ridge Pkwy.
2. Take the US 85 ramp and turn right (south) onto US-85 S.
3. Turn left onto Comanche Village Drive and take the first right onto El Paso Street.
4. Take the first right onto Bunting Avenue, and then the first left onto Red Finch Lane. House will
be near the end of the cul-de-sac on the right-hand side.

About Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity
Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity seeks to eliminate poverty housing in the Pikes Peak Region by building
decent and affordable homes in partnership with the community and prospective homeowners. Partner
families purchase their house with affordable fixed-term rate mortgages. PPHFH has been an affiliate of
Habitat for Humanity International since 1986 and has assisted 152 families in El Paso County. For more
information, visit www.pikespeakhabitat.org.

2017 Press Releases:

Pikes Peak Habitat Board Build Groundbreaking Announcement

Pikes Peak Habitat Ground Blessing Announcement

Help Those Affected by Hurricane Harvey Statement

2017/08/Statement-by-Habitat-CEO-Jonathan-Reckford-on-the-violence-in-Charlottesville-Virginia