Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity has just released our Year in Review publication (PDF), covering fiscal year ’23. The publication features numbers, but it also showcases some of the faces behind those numbers — people who partner with us, volunteer their time, serve as board and committee members, and work every day to advance affordable, attainable homeownership in El Paso County, CO, and internationally.
Please take a few minutes to see what we’ve done and what we’re continuing to do!
The numbers tell part of the story:
Five new homes built for El Paso County workforce families.
27 homes repaired — primarily for seniors and veterans who needed critical repairs for health, safety, and accessibility.
$123,000 donated to international Habitat for Humanity affiliates and funds through our tithe.
2,579 tons of material saved from landfills through our ReStores.
Our advocacy efforts focus on local, state, and national initiatives to promote affordable, attainable homeownership. We directly impact local families through our homebuying and home repair programs — but our hope, and our goal, is to impact many more through legislation and policies that put homeownership within reach for more workforce employees in El Paso County, Colorado, and the United States. One way we supported these efforts is through our Colorado Springs Mayoral Candidate Forum on Affordable Homeownership, held in February.
Our Faith in Action programs have also drawn national attention over the past year. Habitat for Humanity is joining Catholic Charities USA, Interfaith America, and the YMCA of the USA in the White House’s Team Up initiative, a pilot program supporting organizations who build bridges between diverse communities. Thanks to our interfaith efforts — including the three-week Building the Beloved Community initiative and interfaith dialogue — Pikes Peak Habitat was one of 10 affiliates chosen to participate.
Another key part of the story is our people. The Year in Review features interviews with current and future homeowners; volunteers, including subcommittee and board members; and staff. They shared with us why Pikes Peak Habitat matters to them. We hope their insights inspire you — and we look forward to continuing to work with you to make affordable, attainable homeownership a reality for more people!