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Our Home Repair Program focuses on serving cost-burdened families, veterans and seniors in El Paso County, CO.

What Is the Need for Repairs in El Paso County?

  • Seniors (65 and over) – The fastest-growing age segment in both Colorado Springs and El Paso County is seniors, and this trend is projected to continue. Seniors are often on a fixed income and may not be able to afford costly repairs on their aging homes.
  • Veterans – Colorado is home to more than 400,000 veterans, with more than 85,000 living in El Paso County, home to five military installations, including Fort Carson and Peterson Air Force Base.
  • Cost-Burdened Homeowners – In 2018, the US Census Bureau counted 82,235 households as cost-burdened in El Paso County with little to no income for critical repairs to maintain safe and healthy living conditions. This need grows larger every day, especially with the current health and economic crisis, when families are forced to make do or do without. For a homeowner who is cost-burdened, repairs are often an extremely low priority, so they are put off. This can lead to home structural issues, accessibility issues and dangerous living conditions.

Patty's Home Repair Story

Hear What One Volunteer Says

My name is Maggie and I am a Pikes Peak Habitat volunteer. For the last several months I have had the privilege to work with our repairs program. Over those months I have repaired railings, installed floors, replaced doors, and watched as homeowners' lives have been transformed....I have seen pure joy on people’s faces from a simple floor installation. I have been there when a person walks onto their now usable front porch for the first time. When a person lives every day within a damaged home or does not feel safe within their home, it drags on their mental well-being. Fixing those little things they see every day improves their overall health and happiness.

The repair program not only helps improve the lives of homeowners, but the program also helps the people that volunteer as well. Through volunteering with Pikes Peak Habitat I have improved my usable skills that allow me to make repairs on my own home with confidence. I get uplifted by the sense of helping my fellow neighbor and those that need it most. I also have found great friends and mentors. The feeling of belonging and camaraderie with my fellow volunteers is an irreplaceable gift. No other place will you find better people more willing to invite you into their lives.

If it is on your heart to help out our local community I implore you to give Pikes Peak Habitat your time.

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