"With a good kitchen my children will no longer get sick”
“We are overjoyed and blessed to be able to partner with Habitat. To be able to have family over and make memories with our children in our new home is an amazing feeling.”
“I feel like I am making a difference because I get to help my fellow teammates, and Habitat has become a community to me.”
“This home means the world to me and knowing that my children and I will have a forever home to make lifetime memories in is incredible.”
“This work is so important. It is one thing to raise funds and swing a hammer, but the real satisfaction comes from driving by a house you built 35-years ago and seeing it filled with love..."
Did you know that the Habitat Metro Denver ReStores help recycle more than 90 tons of materials per week?
Read about the experience of staff and volunteers during their fall Global Village Trip to Jordan. This group from Habitat Metro Denver experienced a different way of life, but also saw the universal mission of Habitat for Humanity.
Women Build Week is the biggest Women Build event of the year and is taking place October 9-13th!
“I couldn’t sleep the first couple of nights because I kept dreaming of building our new home. I am just so excited.”
“I love my home and now because of CAPABLE I feel safe living on my own and comfortable knowing I have the additional support I need.”
“I can’t wait to own my first home and build a foundation for my children’s future.”
“Habitat is a great organization to work with. This is a very rewarding experience for me personally to come out and do this for a day.” - Joe Ellis, CEO of the Broncos
“This house is a blessing. The hard work I have put into becoming a homeowner has all been worth it for my children.”
“Through Habitat Denver we will be able to build and purchase our own home while helping our future neighbors build theirs.”
“We will be able to take care of our own home, have more financial stability, be able to have more family time, and give our kids the individualized attention they need.”
Do you have gently used furniture, tools, appliances or other home improvement items that you’re looking to get rid of?
In 2013, Denver hosted the Carter Work Project where 2,000 local volunteers built and repaired 26 homes in one week.
Together Help Build Hope, Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver, Valley View Christian Church and over 90 volunteers teamed up to build and frame 51 walls in a single day.
The 22nd Annual Blues & BBQ for Better Housing music festival, benefiting Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver, will be held on Saturday, July 20th at Citizens Park.
“I witness the true reflection of the community’s generosity while working at the Habitat ReStores."
“I come home and still can’t believe that this is my house!”
“One of my life goals is to be of service and I cannot think of a more meaningful, hands on way, to meet this commitment than through Habitat for Humanity.”
Denver is now the most unaffordable rental market in the U.S and the median price of a single family home has doubled in the past five years in Denver. Let's work to make housing something we ALL can afford.
“Volunteering can bring you satisfaction and a chance to learn new skills. I highly recommend it!”
“Being able to build and own a home has been a goal of mine forever and it’s amazing that it’s finally happening.”
Come celebrate the completion of Sheridan Square, the largest development in our 40-year history!
Sandra and her children look back over 18 years of living in their Habitat home and the impact it has on their lives.
“In 2011, Habitat for Humanity took a chance on me. I have been allowed the time to develop as an employee, a manager, and a person while working at Habitat.”
“At the end of the day our home is what has given us a solid foundation and a place to plant our roots.”
Don't take our word for it. Hear directly from businesses about why they volunteer with us and support our mission.
“We are excited to partner with Habitat for Humanity to support affordable homeownership in the metro Denver community..."
We're honored to be recognized by the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce and to share the impact of our work.
“The idea that my work indirectly contributed to a greater process that allows people to build and purchase homes for themselves was very attractive.”
40 facts covering Habitat Denver's history and the Denver housing market.
“Our employees and our customers have benefited from this partnership by sharing in the joy of building homes together.” – Steve Shaffer, CEO and President, Zunesis
“To own our home has been a family goal and now we are so close to being homeowners and something that is all ours.”
We're all 40 years old, it's like we're triplets!
“I never thought I could ever become a homeowner, but Habitat helped me make my dream come true.”
Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver is celebrating our 40th anniversary in 2019!
"This program allows students to gain confidence in themselves..."
83 college students spent their spring break volunteering with Habitat Denver.
“It’s going to be a big change in our lives to move in to our own home. We are looking forward to new opportunities and making new goals for our family’s future.”
Spring cleaning can improve stress, bring joy, and allow you to give back.
“No matter where we go, this will always be our home,” shares Leslie.
“Habitat Denver has successfully removed the stigma of charity by substituting it with a sense of partnership,”
AmeriCorps members at Habitat for Humanity serve a vital role in providing safe, decent, and affordable housing.
“I’ve worked in both nonprofit and for-profit settings. But never before has my work had a direct connection between the work and helping the community.”
Since building and purchasing their home through Habitat Metro Denver in 2002, their lives have been forever changed for the better.
“I really enjoy being a Core Volunteer, it's so satisfying to work alongside other volunteers and especially the homeowners who will benefit from the work we do."
In the depths of winter, over 1300 incredible volunteers have helped our staff and partner families continue building homes and hope.
Bill regularly volunteers at the Littleton ReStore and has a deep connection to Habitat's mission.
Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver is committed to making an impact on affordable housing both locally and globally, and we’ve been doing it for decades.
“We never thought we could become homeowners.”
Since 1998, Wells Fargo has been investing in Habitat’s work in metro Denver.
We didn’t start with an office, a budget, or even a staff member… our humble beginnings began with a few volunteers who shared a passion for making affordable homeownership a reality for low-income families in our community.
It’s exciting to think about the hundreds of thousands of people who have been involved in Habitat Denver’s program over the past four decades.
Heather Lafferty, CEO of Habitat Denver Awarded Top 25 Most Powerful Women by the Colorado Women's Chamber of Commerce.
Meet Mikaela, Habitat for Young Professionals of Metro Denver Leader!
This year we're helping sixty homeowners across metro Denver “age in place” through the CAPABLE program.
Thank you to everyone who built homes, communities, and hope with us in 2018!
“Being able to do something I love every day to help families in the Metro Denver area is truly amazing.”
Angela is able to now stay warm during the Holiday Season thanks to Habitat's Home Repair Program.
We have an AmeriCorps NCCC team building with us for a month at our 9-home Galapego Townhomes.
One of the award-winning houses from the 2017 Solar Decathlon has been donated to Habitat Metro Denver!
Ed is a Core Volunteer who began volunteering with us in May 2018 at the Littleton ReStore and enjoys spending time both in the store, as well as helping the Volunteer team with recruitment.
At Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver, we're building affordable homeownership opportunities that shape lives in Denver and around the world.
Habitat Young Professionals (HYP) invites you to learn from inspiring community leaders and network with like-minded young professionals at Part III of our 2018 professional development speaker series.
“I’m a Core Construction Volunteer because I believe I can make an impact at Habitat"
The late Reverend Jane Hays built her life and legacy around service, and supported Habitat Denver for more than 20 years.
Now a core volunteer who regularly volunteers with Habitat, Dave attended Fort Logan Elementary School, the site where he is helping to build the 63 homes of Sheridan Square.
Arnold’s home repair project marks the 14th that Habitat has completed in Westwood… and our 200th home repair since launching the program in Globeville in 2012.
“Habitat just gave us a second start,” shares future Habitat homeowner Furaha. She and her husband David are excited to partner with Habitat to build and purchase a home for their family of five.
Meet Steven Gelhaus, a volunteer who regularly works with our home repair team.
Do you enjoy local craft beer and volunteering for Habitat? If so, join us at an upcoming Colorado Brewery Running Series event!
This year we're helping sixty homeowners across metro Denver “age in place” through the CAPABLE program.
Habitat Metro Denver is expanding our Neighborhood Revitalization program into Westwood, and you can be an integral part in shaping our future efforts by helping us get to know the neighborhood and its residents.
“I’m a first time homeowner and first generation homeowner.”
Learn the secrets of furniture DIY and upcycling from ReStore fans and Bentwoods Studios experts with a cute piano bench project.
Hang out with Habitat at Denver PrideFest June 16-17
Meet Habitat homeowner Tamika.
Do you enjoy local craft beer and volunteering for Habitat? If so, join us at some of our upcoming House that Beer Built events.
It’s official! Home repair construction is underway on the first two homes in the Westwood neighborhood.
Help us with the most inspiring breakfast of the year!
“The best thing about my volunteer experience at Habitat was the friendships I made.”
In honor of National Volunteer Week, April 15-21, we Thank YOU for your time and committment to building a world where everyone has a safe, decent, and affordable place to call home.
As a “Regular” with Habitat, Kevin Klem devotes much of his week to volunteering with Habitat Home Repair, Renovations, ReStore Trucks, and Production Shop.
Tesfaye and Kasech are the proud parents of their five year old son who seems to grow faster every day. They work hard to provide for his future, and know that owning a safe and stable home will make a big difference.
Find out how Institution Recycling Network (IRN) partnered with us to provide valuable furniture donations to our offices and stores.
Don't toss it out, donate it!
“It’s a big thing, and it’s such a relief to get these repairs done on the house,” says Delia. “I appreciate everyone at Habitat making these home repairs happen. Thank you so much.”
AmeriCorps members at Habitat for Humanity serve a vital role in providing safe, decent, and affordable housing.
Volunteering on a Habitat build site and working side-by-side with other volunteers is a great way to meet new people. And you never know when sparks might fly and turn into something more… In honor of Valentine’s Day, here’s one of our favorite Habitat love stories from former staff members, Brady and Amanda.
For Stephen, dedicating every other Friday to build with Habitat is a fulfilling way to get outside, meet new people, and see an impact in what he helps build.
Long-time ReStore staff member (and shopper!), Alice Goble, our resident upcycling expert, shares some of her secrets on how to select items to upcycle and what her process is to refurbish them. Here she creates a bright and bold bench from battered metal scrap.
Watch an old 1940s leather topped end tables being upstyled by BentWoods Studio including a decoupage papered treatment with beaded trim on the table top!
Abdurahman and Fozia look forward to raising their three children in a safe home that will help lay the foundation for their future.
Find out how Carpet Exchange helps Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver build homes and hope through their generous donations of flooring and surplus materials.
Nadine Eschmann is a regular shopper at the Habitat ReStores and a professional upcycler. Learn how she transforms a boring old chair into something fabulous!
Learn how to upstyle an old dresser into a beautiful modern masterpiece!
To DIYers and upcycling enthusiasts, places like the Habitat ReStores are full of potential treasures. With some creativity and a little work, you can take used furniture items and turn them into something stylish, eclectic and new!
Become a pro at spotting quality used furniture! Six handy tips to keep in mind next time a piece of furniture catches your eye at your nearest Habitat ReStore.
We have great metro Denver ReStore locations (Denver, Littleton, Wheat Ridge are Aurora). But before you set out on an expedition to your closest ReStore, you should learn a little more about which stores are likely to have what you're looking for.
If you manage a business that is updating furniture, lighting, appliances or décor, consider donating those items to secondhand stores like The Habitat ReStores. Your business, the environment, and your community will thank you!
Join three families as they cut the ribbons on their new Habitat homes.
Scott gives his top 5 reasons for volunteering with Habitat.
Read this essay from Habitat International's CEO, Jonathan Reckford and Habitat Metro Denver's CEO, Heather Lafferty about Habitat's commitment to the “Beloved Community” initiative to bring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s vision of access, equality and opportunity for all into action.
Serving 800 families in metro Denver is a lot, but the significance of this milestone is so much bigger than a number.
"We built our house around the windows we found at the ReStore."
The West Metro Habitat Interfaith Coalition has two pumpkin patches that help build homes with Habitat.
Meet future Habitat homeowners Dismas and Beatrice who are working toward achieving their dream of homeownership with Habitat.
Gloria and Elizabeth are very excited to partner with Habitat to build and purchase a home of their own.
Jan Detweiler has been volunteering with Habitat for 15 years. She is passionate about helping people and Habitat’s mission of building affordable housing alongside future homeowners.
“We are celebrating 20 years of playing music to raise money for Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver! That is super cool.”
Our Homes, Our Voices Week of Action is an effort to draw attention to and spark action on proposed funding cuts at the federal level and the impact they could have on affordable housing programs nationwide.
We broke ground one year ago on Sheridan Square, the largest development in our history.
Teagan is excited to partner with Habitat to provide her family an affordable, safe, and stable home.
Meet Regular volunteer Jim Hatfield, whose construction volunteer experience at Habitat dates back almost 20 years!
Habitat Denver and Denver Urban Renewal Authority (DURA) are presenting a workshop on how to apply for low-cost home repair services for homeowners in Denver.
A young family of five moved into their Habitat home and look back on how it shaped their lives.
Habitat urges Congress to protect social safety net programs that support affordable homeownership opportunities
Housing prices, rental rates, and policies all contribute to our current affordable housing crisis.
Ed has been a part of the blue hard hat club (aka Regulars) for 5 years.
We could not accomplish the work that we do without the many dedicated and generous volunteers in our great community.
Ahmad and Lisa are working hard to achieve the dream of a home of their own for their family.
Partnerships with families like Jose and Regina's make Habitat's Home Repair Program a success.
It’s a new milestone for Habitat Denver! We're proud to partner with Globeville, Elyria, and Swansea neighborhoods to build, repair, and preserve affordable housing.
Bill is a long-time volunteer at the Denver ReStore and a key member of the metals recycling team.
Rebecca and her 25-year old daughter Allie are a tight-knit team. Rebecca works hard to provide financially for them, but as rents keep rising, it has become a big challenge to find both stability and affordability in housing.
AmeriCorps members at Habitat serve a vital role in construction and working with families and volunteers. Meet our 2016-17 class and what their AmeriCorps service means to them.
“Our new house will mean new life, new hope, and new dreams.”
Volunteering on a Habitat build site and working side-by-side with other volunteers is a great way to meet new people. Sometimes those new friendships turn into something more… In honor of Valentine’s Day, here are a couple of Habitat love stories.
“I always knew I wanted to be a regular volunteer,” Steve says with a grin. A year into getting involved as a regular Habitat volunteer, Steve knows he’s found a special place to spend his time.
You never know what kinds of unique items you might find at a Habitat ReStore. And even more items on the floor are prime pieces for upcycling.
“In my country, women don’t do stuff like this.” I have heard this twice since I have been working on a Habitat construction site...
Jen and Jackie and their three children are very excited to finally have a home to call their own when they purchase their Habitat home later this year.
We have a lot to look forward to this year!
Thank you to everyone who supports us and made the accomplishments of 2016 possible!
Letter from our CEO Heather Lafferty - What an amazing year 2016 has been!
Broncos Football player Chris Harris Jr. said a donation to the Habitat Denver ReStore, "was the perfect opportunity to give back this holiday season."
Erika came to work for Habitat Denver with only an idea of how partnerships between homes, volunteers, and the community works. It didn't take long for her to see the real impact of her work.
Help us celebrate the completion of this historic 51-townhome community!
From supporting volunteers to conducting neighborhood outreach, Berta and her family have been great Habitat Home Repair partners.
Sabah and Mohamed's family journey from refugee camp to homeowners speaks to their hard work and determination.
Abdou and Hanaa are enthusiastic partners of Habitat and excited to have a home for their three young children.
Build side-by-side with women who support Habitat Denver September 14-18, 2016
Clementine is looking forward to living in her own safe and secure home.
As we work on the final building of the community, I often find myself looking across the way to that building to remind myself of the significance and importance of Habitat’s work.
Congratulations Cristina on paying off your Habitat home mortgage!
We're going to break ground on the largest development in our history!
David “Ziggy” Ziegler, is one of our most dedicated volunteers. He began volunteering every Saturday back in 1999. That was just the beginning.
Raphael, Yvonne, and their six daughters are looking forward to having stability once they move into their Habitat home.
From construction sites to the office, Nancy lends her time and a smile to volunteer with Habitat Denver.
Dynasty started at the ReStores as an intern. When a spot opened up for a full time retail sales associate at the store, she couldn’t imagine working anywhere else.
Andrew and Cing are very excited to build a new home for their family.
“When it rained outside, it would also rain inside the house,” remarked Norberta about her home. “We are so happy Habitat is helping us with our roof.”
Omar and Judith can’t wait to build a healthy, stable and safe home for their young family and are excited to partner with Habitat.
Volunteer Spotlight on regular volunteer Harry Pierce
Read about the experience of Habitat Denver Staff and AmeriCorps during their spring Global Village Trip to Cambodia. This group experienced a different way of life, but also saw the universal mission of Habitat for Humanity.
Meet partner family Ahmed and Rusul.
Thank you to our volunteers!
Run, walk, or race this 5K in support of affordable housing with Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver's Youth United.
Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver is receiving ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year—Sustained Excellence recognition for its continued leadership in providing the benefits of energy efficiency to low-income families by building ENERGY STAR certified homes.
River, an AmeriCorps National member, writes about what service with Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver means to him.
The first Habitat projects in Douglass County are underway in Castle Rock. The two condominium renovations began March 16 and will help expand affordable housing options in the fast-growing community.
Collegiate Challenge teams spend their spring break volunteering with Habitat Metro Denver. They accomplished amazing work in the ReStores and on construction sites.
Please join us in congratulating Shanda on paying her final mortgage payment and completely owning her Habitat home as of this March!
Please help us congratulate our CEO, Heather Lafferty, for being selected as a finalist for the prestigious 9news Leader of the Year Award!
A group of Habitat Denver staff, board members and volunteers traveled to Nicaragua this February to help build a Habitat home for a deserving family.
Mi and her three children are looking forward to having more living space that’s safe and stable.
Meet Mohammad and Yamna and learn about how their path to homeownership is changing their kids' future.
Grab your friends, colleagues, and family and sign up to help build homes with us this winter!
Candace is going to be the homeowner of one of our first-ever rehabbed condos!
We're so excited to congratulate Veronica for making her final mortgage payment and completely paying off her Habitat home this year!
"In a blink of an eye my first Americorps term was over & all of my fellow Americorps members went off into the world. I, however, felt like my path called for me to stay here at Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver for one more term as the veteran Americorps"
Your Halloween pumpkins can help build Habitat homes!
Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver is releasing an RFP that seeks the services of a researcher to design and initiate a long-term study of resident homeowners participating in Habitat for Humanity’s homeownership programs.
Heather is on the road to having a secure and peaceful home for herself and her 3 children. Read her full story about her path towards homeownership here.
We recently asked our volunteers to share their favorite part of volunteering with Habitat, and here are some of the most frequent responses.
Leonardo is a hard-working student who has been investing hundreds of hours this summer to build his new home where he’ll live with his parents and three sisters.
Learning, Growing, and Giving Back: Meet Our 2015 Bank of America Student Leaders
Magbe and her son are thrilled to be partnering with Habitat to own their first home since living in Denver for 22 years.
Meet one of our newest partner families and learn more about their story!
Jennifer and her two sons are so excited to be partnering with Habitat and love visiting the site of their future home.
Our hearts go out to the people of Nepal and neighboring countries after Saturday’s magnitude-7.8 earthquake and the aftershocks that followed on Sunday.
We're excited to kick off the biggest Critical Home Repair season our affiliate has ever experienced on April 22nd!
Meet our newest partner family! Selam is a single mother raising two children. She knows the value of a good education, and spent years working part-time while going to school. Selam now works full-time as an LPN and really enjoys her job. Two years ago, she found herself unable to afford housing when...
Neighborhood Builder® will receive leadership training for executive director and an emerging leader, and $200,000 in flexible funding
Habitat Denver Partners with Denver Housing Authority to Build Townhomes in Mixed-Use, Mixed-Income Community Near Downtown
With affordable housing in Denver becoming more difficult to find, Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver and the Housing Authority of the City and County of Denver (DHA) are partnering on an innovative new project that will provide additional affordable housing options in central Denver...
Biratu and Anane have been dreaming of the day that they can have a safe and stable place to raise their young family of five. They are looking forward to building their home with Habitat and creating a healthy environment for their kids.
Meet our new partner family: Abdulhakim, Fardowsa and their children
Habitat is excited to introduce our collaboration with the Denver Housing Authority to build six townhomes in the mixerd-use, centrally-located Mariposa community
Miranda works hard to make ends meet for her family of four, and they know their lives will be changed forever when they move into their Habitat home later this year.
Habitat Metro Denver and our community partners completed 20 Critical Home Repair Projects in 2014 as part of Habitat's Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative. Join us as we celebrate these projects, our partner families, and the milestones of the past year!
Join us on Saturday, November 1 for Habitat Denver's annual Night of Miracles, sponsored by Zunesis!
The Habitat Denver ReStores are celebrating 10 years in business, and we are throwing a party for all customers and friends to enjoy!
Coreena, Logan and their five kids are persistent, passionate and have worked hard to make their Habitat home a reality.
30 Denver executives came out to our Sable Ridge Town Homes in Northeast Denver for a day of hard work, networking and – most importantly – building homes, home and community. See photo highlights from the day here!
Purchase your fall pumpkins and support Habitat Metro Denver at the same time! Pumpkin picking begins Saturday, October 4 and runs through Saturday, October 31.
We were thrilled to host superstar duo Florida Georgia Line for a build day at our Sable Ridge town home complex on September 18! Click here for photos and a recap of this fun visit.
Meet Bwabwa, Fatuma and their family!
You are invited to attend the Blues & BBQ fundraising event. Proceeds go towards funding Habitat's Denver home ownership program.
Meet David, Aker and their young daughter.
Meet Mariam and her two daughters
Habitat Metro Denver's annual Breakfast for Humanity will be held this year on Wednesday, May 7th.
Join the ReStores for a 25% off sale, food, art, and more!
Come to the Habitat Office for a discussion on poverty, advocacy, and affordable housing on Friday, April 11th.
Be sure to tune in to 7News Denver this week to see our long-time volunteer accept his award and share the story of his service with Habitat Denver
Lowe’s kicks off ‘Hammers for Habitat’ nationwide volunteer drive with family-friendly events in 10 cities
Register today for the chance to be part of this unique build day.
Fahed and his family are working towards their dream of homeownership.
Habitat's Collegiate Challenge brings student volunteers to the Mile High City
Support Habitat Metro Denver Youth Programs by attending the Youth United White-Out Auction on February 22nd!
Watch some of the inspiring videos taken throughout the 2013 Carter Work Project week!
President Carter shares a special message as an appreciation for all of the volunteer, sponsor and community support for this year's 2013 Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project.
Local media outlets provided great coverage of the 2013 Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project in Denver.
Ernie's home will be one of 15 repaired during the week of the 2013 Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project.
More than 15 Broncos players and coaches wives spent a full day on Wednesday, August 28th helping to build Habitat for Humanity homes in Denver.
A special Habitat for Humanity feature program that follows local volunteers to Haiti for the 2012 Carter Work Project. Footage also includes local Denver building efforts and plans for the 2013 Carter Work Project happening in Denver's Globeville neighborhood October 6-11.