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Habitat for Humanity celebrates first repair project

Over the past 17 years, Habitat for Humanity of Archuleta County has built twenty-two houses and provided homeownership and hope to more than 100 people right here in Archuleta County. It has been a busy and exciting seventeen years.

However, just this past week, we once again celebrated a first! In September we began a new program called Neighbors Helping Neighbors (NHN) home repair program. On Nov. 2, we celebrated the completion of our first repair, in partnership with Luke Erdman, a homeowner in Pagosa Lakes. Through this program, Habitat for Humanity also began a unique partnership with the PLPOA administration, which will allow us and PLPOA to help other homeowners in need of home repairs.

NHN home repair program is an interior/exterior home preservation service that offers a variety of repairs, such as painting, landscaping, carpentry and weatherization for homeowners in need. NHN helps low-income homeowners impacted by age, disability, and family circumstances, who struggle to maintain their homes, reclaim their homes with pride and dignity. The program serves as a companion to Habitat for Humanity of Archuleta County’s core building services, enabling us to serve more families and increase opportunities for volunteers and sponsors. Furthermore, Neighbors Helping Neighbors ensures that families live in safe and well-maintained homes.

Habitat for Humanity of Archuleta County is hoping to complete five more home repair projects in the coming year. The cost to complete one project is approximately $1,500, depending on the type of project. We are seeking people who would be interested in fully or partially sponsoring a project. We are also looking for volunteers to help work on projects.

Neighbors Helping Neighbors home repair program is about connecting people and restoring homes through simple acts of kindness so that homeowners can once again live in a safe and decent home.

If you would like to learn how you can sponsor a project, volunteer on a project, or apply for a repair on your home, call our office at 264-6960.

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