National Homeownership MonthJune is National Homeownership Month! This is a time to celebrate the value that owning a home brings to families, communities, and neighborhoods. 65% of the US owns their own home, and most homeowners consider homeownership to be the single best long-term investment with many of them counting on their…… learn more »
Loveland Habitat receives $15,000 grant from Wells Fargo to build homes in Loveland!
Loveland Habitat is one of more than 230 Habitat for Humanity affiliates awarded a grant from the Wells Fargo Foundation as part of its nationwide initiative to help low to moderate income families to build and improve their homes across the US.
At least one in seven households in Colorado… learn more »
How To Give Back in 2022
Whether it’s a New Year’s resolution or just something you are passionate about – there are many different ways to give back to your community this year.… learn more »
2021 Nonprofit of the Year
The Loveland Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Dinner is a celebration of the past year and a way to recognize local businesses who have helped make Loveland a great place. With a night filled with awards ranging from Business of the Year to Young Professional of the… learn more »
October 4th is World Habitat DayMore than 35 years ago, the United Nations General Assembly took an important step in promoting the idea that everyone deserves a decent place to live by declaring that the first Monday in October would be World Habitat Day. During World Habitat Day, Habitat for Humanity draws attention to the…… learn more »
Wells Fargo donates $15,000 to Loveland Habitat for Humanity to help more families in Loveland access decent, affordable housing
Loveland Habitat for Humanity is one of more than 220 Habitat organizations awarded a grant from Wells Fargo as part of its nationwide initiative to help low-to-moderate income families construct and improve homes across the country. “We are proud to support Habitat for Humanity in providing homeownership opportunities for hundreds of… learn more »
Grace Gardens - A Community Commitment to Affordable Housing
Grace Gardens at Derby Hill is an affordable housing land development partnership to create 167 affordable housing units in southwest Loveland. Grace Gardens began with the donation of a parcel of land from Loveland’s Grace Community Church to Habitat for Humanity. 47 Habitat-built homes, serving 35-69% AMI, and 120… learn more »
Loveland Habitat Dedicates 10 New Homes in First Ceremony since March 2020
Rain or shine, we were going to have our Habitat Home Dedication ceremony to celebrate the 10 homeowners who moved into their home since March 2020.
Thank you to all who made this possible for our Loveland families!… learn more »
2021 Thrivent Financial Partnership
Habitat for Humanity has a longstanding partnership with Thrivent Financial and we are excited to continue building homes, community, and hope together In Loveland. Loveland Habitat for Humanity is honored to partner with Thrivent Financial in 2021 for a Thrivent Ventures grant in the amount $15,000.
In collaboration with Thrivent… learn more »
International Women Build Week Community Conversation with Loveland Habitat SupportersA Community Conversation regarding women and affordable housing with two Loveland Habitat supporters and Family Selection Committee members, Chris and Linda.
We cover topics such as:…learn more »
Women Build - May 2021Now you can support Women Build without swinging a hammer, just click your mouse!
Women Build is a 2-week event that engages women throughout the community to help build Habitat homes in Loveland.
58% of low-income families in Larimer County pay more than 50% of their income on housing and…learn more »
$5 FridaysWhat can $5 do?
$5 can be used for your favorite coffee beverage, or an afternoon snack! What if you put $5 into helping your community?
A $5 donation to Loveland Habitat for Humanity can really make a difference.
$5 can buy a stud for a Habitat house.
$5…learn more »
Thank You For Your Support During 2020!2020 was an unprecedented year for the entire community with the COVID-19 pandemic. Through the year, we still worked tirelessly to meet our goals, help families achieve affordable homeownership, and continue to support our staff and volunteers. This year, despite COVID, we’ve helped 5 families become homeowners. We implemented…… learn more »
Committee Members Needed!
Looking for a way to get more involved with Loveland Habitat? We’re on the search for new committee members!
Ideal committee members would be appreciative of our mission and values, well-connected in the Loveland Community, knowledge or experience in business, non-profit fundraising or event planning, and strong interest in support… learn more »
More good news about the Cars for Homes program!
For the past four months, Habitat has been receiving an average of 400 vehicles a week! This translates to the total distributed to date in fiscal year 20201 to $2,972,637.89. Colorado affiliates are well past the half-million dollar milestone at $616,143.64 in revenue from Cars for Homes.
Loveland Habitat is… learn more »
Colorado Gives Day - December 8What is Colorado Gives Day?
Colorado Gives Day is a statewide movement to increase online giving, and unites all Coloradoans in a common goal to strengthen the state’s nonprofits by giving to their favorite charities! Colorado Gives Day features a $1 million incentive fund, created by Community First Foundation and…learn more »
November Volunteer Spotlight: Anthony Solla
November’s volunteer spotlight is Anthony Solla. Anthony is a paramedic at Thompson Valley Emergency Medical Services.
Anthony followed in the footsteps of his aunt and uncle who both spend a lot of time volunteering every year. To him, Habitat has seemed like a fun way to help and something that… learn more »
Loveland Habitat Coloring ContestWhat does home mean to you? Does it mean safety? Love? Your bed? A place to eat dinner? Let us know by participating in our coloring contest! Print off the picture of a house and decorate it any way you want – use markers, crayons, glitter, anything!
Deliver to…learn more »
October Volunteer Spotlight: Olga Perez
October’s volunteer spotlight is Olga Perez! Olga is a volunteer at our ReStore and has been volunteering in the Habitat world for 12 years.
She started volunteering with Habitat when she lived in Las Vegas and when she moved to Loveland, she kept volunteering as the mission has always been… learn more »
Pledge to Vote!
I pledge to vote in this November’s elections because I know my vote matters for home affordability and ensuring families don’t have to choose between the cost of housing and other essential needs.
By calling on candidates and elected officials at all levels of government to prioritize housing and… learn more »
Wells Fargo Foundation Supports Affordable Homeownership
Wells Fargo Foundation has awarded Loveland Habitat for Humanity with a $15,000 grant to build an affordable home in the Loveland community. The funding is part of an $8.1 million donation to Habitat for Humanity International for capacity building and direct mission support to build, renovate, and repair more than… learn more »
Cars for Homes ProgramThe Loveland Habitat for Humanity ReStore was once known for selling cars – at the very store you shop at to buy clothing, furniture, or housewares. This all changed in 2017 when it was decided to align with the Cars for Homes Program that is managed by Habitat for Humanity…… learn more »
January Volunteer & Donor Spotlight: Chuck Reynolds
This month, we want to highlight a Habitat hero who is part of our core construction volunteers and a donor that is a part of the Carpenters Club, Chuck Reynolds. Chuck first became involved with Loveland Habitat for Humanity when retired in 2005. While he was working as a Product… learn more »
Loveland Habitat for Humanity ReStore Partners with a CO-based Non-Profit, New Horizons Ministries
Pictured from left to right: Kevin Mast (Executive Director of New Horizons Ministries), Enos Miller (Production Manager at New Horizons Ministries), Cindi Hammond (Executive Director of Loveland Habitat for Humanity), Amy Zander (Assistant ReStore & Volunteer Director at Loveland Habitat for Humanity)
Since 1987, Loveland Habitat…learn more »
November’s Donor Spotlight: Domino’s Pizza - Thompson Valley Towne Center
This November, we want to highlight a gift-in-kind donor who has been an essential part of our volunteer hospitality program for 6 years, Domino’s. Since 2013, Domino’s has contributed over $7,500 worth of pizza to help fuel our hungry & hard-working volunteers! Then in 2017, Domino’s became Loveland Habitat’s official… learn more »
November Volunteer Spotlight: Linda Jaster
Meet Linda Jaster from Loveland Habitat’s Homeowner Selection Committee. Linda has been involved with Loveland Habitat for 3 years. She began as a construction volunteer and then helped in the office as an administration volunteer before joining the Homeowner Selection Committee in 2016. As a member of the Homeowner Selection… learn more »
Homeowner Stories: Carmen
Meet Carmen and her two children. Carmen was accepted to be a Habitat homeowner in January 2019 and has recently broke ground on her new Habitat home.
As a single mother, Carmen has a lot of responsibilities, but her top priority is her children. Carmen works in Loveland, CO, but… learn more »
October Donor Spotlight: Western States Bank
October’s Donor Spotlight is Western States Bank. Western States Bank has been involved with Loveland Habitat since 2013 when they sponsored our Home Sweet Home Christmas event. When asked why Western States Bank supports Loveland Habitat for Humanity Billy Galbreath, Branch President, says that Western States is a small community… learn more »
October Volunteer Spotlight: Patty Barkley
Meet Patty Barkley, our Volunteer Spotlight for October. Patty has been volunteering with Loveland Habitat since 2016 when she retired and moved to Colorado from Minnesota. She wanted the next phase of her life to have a purpose and to be able to give back. She became inspired by Habitat… learn more »
September Volunteer Spotlight: Ephraim Mammo
Meet Ephraim Mammo, he is the Senior Materials Engineer for Otter Products by trade and a Habitat Team Captain by passion. Over the years, Ephraim has organized over 10 build days at Loveland Habitat for Humanity. Otter Products employees get 24 paid hours of volunteer time and he pulls his… learn more »
September Donor Spotlight: John Feeney
This month, we want to highlight a donor who is passionately involved with Loveland Habitat for Humanity, John Feeney. John first became involved with Loveland Habitat in 2014 when he made the career switch from Analytic Chemist to Real Estate Agent at C3 Realtors. His first involvement was rallying a… learn more »
August’s Donor Spotlight - Nutrien
This month, we want to spotlight a company who has been a long-time supporter of Loveland Habitat. Nutrien has been sponsoring build days with our affiliate since 2012. Nutrien supports Loveland Habitat’s mission because it aligns with the pillars of Nutrien’s mission. Megan LaTour, HR Support Services Administrator, says that… learn more »
July Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Jane Bush
July’s volunteer spotlight is Jane Bush. Jane is a “regular” on the construction site and has been volunteering with Loveland Habitat for 2 ½ years. She was first interested in volunteering with Habitat when she retired and moved to Loveland from Missouri. At first, she volunteered at the ReStore but… learn more »
June Volunteer Spotlight: Connie Wahlers
Our June Volunteer Spotlight is Connie! Connie has been volunteering at the ReStore for 17 years! She first got involved with Loveland Habitat for Humanity in 2002 after her husband passed and her friend invited her to come volunteer with her. Since then, she has been working in housewares, pricing… learn more »
April Volunteer Spotlight
Meet Emily Pugh! Emily was one of our Winter Warrior Challenge winners. During the Winter Warrior Challenge, she braved the cold months and volunteered over 20 hours on our construction site, building homes and hope in the cold and snow. Emily started volunteering with Loveland Habitat in January 2019 with… learn more »
March Volunteer Spotlight: Jessica Soulek
Jessica has been a dedicated office administration volunteer for 3 years! Every week, Jessica has entered been helping Loveland Habitat by entering volunteer data for the construction site and the ReStore. Jessica says that she volunteers with Loveland Habitat for Humanity to help her community. Jessica enjoys being an admin… learn more »
Collegiate Build Reflection
By Andrew Duback, volunteer from Oakton Community College
Arriving in Loveland, I had much to expect from a place so different from my home in Chicago. I was amazed at how clean and beautiful the town looked as we drove in after 16 hours on the road.
The mountains were beautiful and the sun shone brightly. On Memorial Day, we didn’t work and took the day to do a hike on the Rocky Mountain National Park trail. I felt so blessed to be able to see the beauty of this trail, much like I had hoped to see in Colorado.
My eyes were enjoying the beauty of the state but my hands had not yet done any work. On our first day of work at the Loveland Habitat construction site, I was eager to start and feeling great. I was already falling in love with Loveland and my Habitat work group from college. learn more »
Kearney, NE Church Mission Trip
First Presbyterian Church in Kearney, NE traveled with a group of 8 volunteers to Loveland, CO at the end of May to build with our affiliate. Joining them was another volunteer from Vail, Colorado, son to the team leaders, to experience build opportunities in this area for families in need. Kay Payne, one of the team leaders, served on the Habitat board in Kearney for many years. She and her husband, Rodger, have also traveled to build with other affiliates as part of the RV Care-A-Vanners program. Kelsey C., a youth member of the church, shares her experience of building with our affiliate:
“This was my first mission trip by myself and my first time coming to Colorado so I was pretty excited to see what’d we be doing. Teaming up with Habitat was a great experience; we got to meet and connect with the people and help with the houses being built. It was also cool to go into someone’s Habitat home and hear how they’ve grown and changed through their experience with Habitat. Overall it’s been an inspiring trip.” learn more »
Girls Just Want to Have Fun! (Even Retired Ones)
It was nearly five years ago that I decided I wasn’t having enough fun! I had retired from my high school teaching career several years earlier, and while I enjoyed spending time with my husband and family, traveling, bicycling, gardening with no set schedule, I kept feeling like I could be doing something more in my life.
Then one day I was chatting with some women in my neighborhood who had worked for Habitat for Humanity in another city. They recalled how they threw a “stud party” for a Habitat home. People came to the site and made small monetary donations to paint on construction studs for the newly framed house. The artwork and messages they left were diverse—affection for the new home owners, Bible passages, congratulations, advice, good wishes and hopes for the future. learn more »
It’s Not Just about Building Houses – It’s About Building Lives
By Susan Briggs
Families who are selected for the Loveland Habitat for Humanity program enter into a unique partnership. They purchase their home from our organization through a no-interest loan and with no profit to the Loveland Habitat for Humanity affiliate. We loan the family the money to buy the home for up to 30 years at zero interest and require a down payment of only $1,500. The mortgage payments are established at 28% of the family’s monthly income, and in addition to the principal, include escrows for insurance, taxes and HOA dues. learn more »
Dominican Republic Build
Loveland Habitat for Humanity led a team of seven to the Dominican Republic from April 7th – 14th, 2019. It was a huge success! We immersed ourselves in the Dominican culture, learning about the nation’s history and it’s impact on today’s society. We worked on two Habitat homes doing things… learn more »