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Habitat for Humanity was founded in 1976 with a mission of eliminating poverty housing and homelessness worldwide. To date, Habitat International has built over 500,000 homes and served well over 2 million people. Located in Buena Vista, Chaffee County Habitat for Humanity was established in 2000, and has built 9 new homes and served 12 families.
The Chaffee County Habitat Affiliate was founded on the conviction that every man, woman, and child is entitled to a simple, decent, affordable place in which to dwell in dignity and safety. Our focus is not simply the construction of a house or houses, but also the empowerment of the residents in our communities.
Habitat for Humanity works in partnership with people in need to build and renovate decent, affordable housing. The homes are then sold to those in need at no profit and with no interest charged. Volunteers provide most of the labor, and individual and corporate donors provide money and materials to build Habitat homes. Partner families themselves invest hundreds of hours of labor - "sweat equity" - into building their homes and the homes of others.
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