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What's a home reycle?

This weekend, Pikes Peak Habitat is holding a groundbreaking in our community at The Ridge at Sand Creek. One of the future homeowners we’re celebrating is Gilas, who, along with her 12-year-old son, will move into a recycled home in a different Pikes Peak Habitat neighborhood, Woodmen Vistas.

If you aren’t familiar with a recycled home, read on!

Meet Habitat Paraguay

Chloe Henry, Pikes Peak Habitat’s Faith in Action program manager, recently returned from a Habitat Global Village trip to Paraguay. The affiliate there is celebrating its 25th anniversary, so in addition to helping build a home for a local family, group participants had the chance to visit some of the communities where Habitat Paraguay is working and learn about their various initiatives.

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ICYMI: The Dog Days of Summer

Homeownership is transformational for people—that’s why Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity does the work we do. But the effect extends beyond humans!

Homeowner Rose Shares Her Experience with Our Repair Crew

Rose’s story is featured in our fall fundraising campaign this year, which focuses on raising funds for our home repair program.

Recycle Old Paint This Weekend!

This Saturday, you can bring unused paint to Sand Creek High School for free recycling — and help Pikes Peak Habitat and GreenSheen Paint keep usable materials out of landfills!

Row of houses in Mill Street neighborhood

Advocacy Efforts Promote Affordable Homeownership on a Wider Stage

As hard as we work, we can’t meet all the needs for affordable homeownership opportunities and critical repairs. That’s why we engage in advocacy work.

Volunteers spreading concrete in buttressed frame

Building Footers, Pouring Concrete, and Laying Subfloor

"Pouring concrete is one of my favorite days of the whole process of building a home!” says Pikes Peak Habitat construction superintendent Eric Wells.

Group of people seated at restaurant

Join Us for Tequila and Tapas!

Pikes Peak Habitat is holding our third and final Tequila and Tapas fundraiser August 13 at La Rosa Southwestern Dining in Palmer Lake.


The First Days of Homeownership

On Saturday, July 8, Army veteran Karmen got to celebrate at the dedication of her new home — Pikes Peak Habitat’s 4th Veterans Build!

T-shirt for volunteers who are also veterans reading Serve. Protect. Build.

Honoring Our Veterans

The strong military presence in El Paso County means Pikes Peak Habitat has the opportunity to work with a lot of veterans — as homeowners, as volunteers, as contractors, and as staff.

Concrete drains and barriers

How Do We Handle Stormwater at the Build Site?

The rain we’ve been getting means Pikes Peak Habitat’s construction crews need to be extra vigilant about stormwater runoff and erosion.

View of Pikes Peak, fence, and home foundation

A Walk Around the Construction Site

When you visit our build site, it’s obvious there’s a lot going on — but understanding the details can be tricky for those of us who aren’t construction experts!

Woman talking with hand gestures

Jessica Shares Her Story at 3rd Interfaith Build for Unity Launch

Future IBU homeowner Jessica told her story and shared her excitement about working on her own home.

Karmen talking to camera

Catching up with Karmen

Future Pikes Peak Habitat homeowner and Army veteran Karmen works with volunteers from Colorado Springs Utilities on landscaping her neighbor's yard.

Volunteers kneeling around the base of a tree in front of a new home.

Colorado Springs Utilities Partners with Pikes Peak Habitat for Water-wise Landscaping

Not only did CSU staff help Pikes Peak Habitat find water-wise plant options for our homeowners -- they helped with the installation, too!

Dragonfly made from ceiling fan blades and table leg

Reuse, Repurpose, Recycle with ReStores

Giving old items new life -- and saving usable products from landfills -- is a key part of the Pikes Peak ReStores' mission.

Jennifer and Ed in front of their new windows

Pikes Peak Habitat Repair Program Partners with Veteran's Family

When Army veteran Ed and his wife, Jennifer, bought their Colorado Springs home, they didn't realize the extent of the repairs they would have to make.