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Media Release

Media Contact:
Laura Williams-Parrish, Community Relations Manager
Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity
Office: 719.475.7800 ext. 106

“We have dreamed of owning a house since our first child was born.”
Real Estate Companies Join Together to Build Home for Family of Seven

Fountain, CO (September 22, 2018) – Candace and Sanford, and their five children share a room in Candace’s grandmother’s five-bedroom house. Six other family members live there, too. Unquestionably overcrowded, but they are overjoyed to become homeowners of a new house. A home they built and will purchase. A home large enough to hold their family, with a yard for their children, and a neighborhood full of kids.

They also look forward to the financial freedom of not living paycheck to paycheck. As future Habitat homeowners, they have learned tactics for successful homeownership through classes on financial education, good neighbor relations, and maintaining their home not only as shelter for their family but as a newly-acquired asset. Pikes Peak Habitat has a 96% success rate of families keeping their homes, working with families to alleviate the challenges that arise in keeping a home.

Their home is Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity’s first Real Estate Build, a partnership of real estate companies in El Paso County that financially sponsored and built this house. The public is invited to attend the dedication of this house and meet Candace and Sanford and their family.

WHEN: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM, Saturday, September 22, 2018
WHERE: 210 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, continue to Red Finch Lane and the house will be near the end of Red Finch Lane in the cul-de-sac on the right.

About Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity
Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity (PPHFH) builds strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter in El Paso County. We build permanent, affordable homes in partnership with the community and prospective homebuyers. Partner families purchase their homes with affordable mortgages. PPHFH has been an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International since 1986 and has assisted 159 families in El Paso County. For more information, visit and follow us at or at

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