Frequently Asked Questions about Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity.
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Family in front of their home

What is Habitat for Humanity?

Habitat for Humanity is a global nonprofit housing organization working in nearly 1,400 communities across the United States and in approximately 70 countries around the world. Habitat’s vision is of a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Habitat works toward our vision by building strength, stability and self-reliance in partnership with people and families in need of a decent and affordable home.

What are Habitat for Humanity affiliates?

Habitat for Humanity affiliates are local Habitat for Humanity organizations that act in partnership with and on behalf of Habitat for Humanity International. Our Pikes Peak Habitat affiliate coordinates all aspects of Habitat home building in El Paso County.

What is Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity?

Serving El Paso County, Colorado and internationally, Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity is an affordable homeownership program that brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope.

We build strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter.

Habitat for Humanity follows a nondiscriminatory policy of family selection. Neither race nor religion is a factor in choosing Habitat’s homeowners.

To see if you are eligible for a Habitat home, visit our Program Qualifications page.

Does Habitat for Humanity take donations?

Habitat depends on financial donations to fund our work. Donations directly to Pikes Peak Habitat help families build a place they can call home, right here in El Paso County, Colorado. To make a gift, you can donate here or learn more:
Become a Sponsor
Join a Giving Club
Other Ways to Give

We also have two local home improvement stores, the ReStores -- a South location near downtown Colorado Springs, and a Northeast location on Tutt Boulevard -- which sell reusable and surplus building materials, furniture and appliances to the public. The money made from these sales is used to help families build a better future.

To donate materials, contact our ReStore.

Our Mission

Seeking to put God’s love into action, Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope.

Our Vision

A world where everyone has a decent place to live.

Our Principles

Demonstrate the love of Jesus Christ.
Focus on shelter.
Advocate for affordable housing.
Promote dignity and hope.
Support sustainable and transformative development.

Non-Proselytizing Policy

Habitat for Humanity International (Habitat) and its affiliated organizations will not proselytize. Nor will Habitat work with entities or individuals who insist on proselytizing as part of their work with Habitat. This means that Habitat will not offer assistance on the expressed or implied condition that people must adhere to or convert to a particular faith or listen and respond to messaging designed to induce conversion to a particular faith.

What is a Habitat for Humanity ReStore?

Habitat for Humanity ReStores are nonprofit home-improvement stores and donation centers that sell new and gently used furniture, home accessories, building materials and appliances to the public at a fraction of the retail price. Habitat for Humanity ReStores are owned and operated by local Habitat for Humanity affiliates, and proceeds are used to build strength, stability and self-reliance locally and around the world.

How are donations distributed and used?

Habitat for Humanity relies on gifts from individuals, corporations and other groups to help families in need of decent and affordable homes around the world. All donations of any amount are deeply appreciated. Donors can designate a specific program; undesignated gifts will be used as general program support.

Learn more at Where the Money Goes.

How can I become a volunteer?

There are many ways to volunteer. Visit our Volunteer page to learn how to:
• Volunteer locally
• Volunteer long-term and become a Core Volunteer
• Volunteer as part of a group
• Volunteer as part of a special event

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