Sisneros Family Home Building

Sisneros Family Home Building

About This Campaign

Habitat for Humanity doesn’t just build homes. We make it possible for families to build new lives for themselves. The stability and security of owning their own home transforms the lives of families in profound ways.

The Sisneros Family was chosen from a field of 28 applicants to become Habitat homeowners. Natalia and Zane Sisneros and their two sons, four-year-old Ty, and two-year-old Liam, are looking forward to life in their new home in Carbondale’s Keator Grove. Zane is a detention deputy for the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office, and Natalia balances childcare with certified nursing assistant classes and volunteering.

Parents especially appreciate what homeownership will mean for their young children. “When you’re renting, things change all the time,” Natalia said. “Now, the school Ty starts at is going to be the school he will be going to for years.”

Habitat homes are not given away. Instead they are sold to families who qualify. "We want people who have the need and are also ready to take on the extra responsibility,” Habitat President Scott Gilbert explained. “Habitat in the Roaring Fork Valley assists families that need a hand up, not a hand out. For the most part, they are working full-time in a job that cannot support the dream of homeownership without help from the community.”

Families are expected to help build their own homes. “It’s not just giving a free house to somebody," Zane, who has some construction experience, said. "It’s working towards a home. I’m looking forward to getting my hands dirty. The reason that this all works is a group of people give so much of their time and effort and energy. That’s the foundation of this great program. They’re doing it for the right reasons, and there’s nothing better than that.”

Location / Venue

  • Address:
  • 314 Linden Circle
  • Carbondale, Colorado
  • 81623, USA
Habitat for Humanity of the Roaring Fork Valley

Campaign to Support Habitat for Humanity of the Roaring Fork Valley

The Habitat for Humanity of the Roaring Fork Valley provides an option for low income families who otherwise would not be able to afford a simple decent home of their own, using conventional or low interest loans. Homes are sold with an affordable mortgage; monthly payments based on 29% of the household income are paid to Habitat. Monthly mortgage payments go into a revolving "Fund for Humanity" that is used to build more houses. 


Additional funding comes from tax-deductible donations of money and materials. Volunteers provide much of the construction labor, working alongside partner families. Habitat for Humanity is a hand-up not a hand-out. Partner families invest 250 hours of their own labor - sweat equity - into building their home and the homes of others alongside of volunteers and the Habitat construction team. 

As a result, the following program outcomes are produced: • Habitat brings the community of need together with the contributors, supporters, pre-qualified homeowners, and volunteers to build a better community by eliminating poverty housing. • Habitat provides families with a stable and growing base of financial security.• Habitat provides a permanent and lasting solution to a family's housing crisis.  • Habitat for Humanity is a movement of people who build more than houses. By bringing homeowners together with volunteers, donors, community leaders, foundations, churches, and hundreds of other supporters, Habitat builds stable families, safe neighborhoods, and caring communities.• Habitat helps to break the cycle of poverty by giving families the opportunity to become self-sufficient through home-ownership.

Volunteer Participant Hours Pledged
carrington Brown
carrington Brown
18
carrington Brown
carrington Brown
18
Janice Martin
Janice Martin
6
CAREY RYAN
CAREY RYAN
6
CJ Martinez
CJ Martinez
6
Stacey Novak
Stacey Novak
6
Christopher Powell
Christopher Powell
18
Maxine McCowan
Maxine McCowan
6
Alexander Seibert
Alexander Seibert
6
Maxine McCowan
Maxine McCowan
6
Eghe Ehiman
Eghe Ehiman
4.5
carrington brown
carrington brown
6
Brad Plantz
Brad Plantz
6
Jim Milton
Jim Milton
6
Casarae Clark
Casarae Clark
6
Tim Kelly
Tim Kelly
6
Kent Lohse
Kent Lohse
6
Shawna Blevins
Shawna Blevins
6
Emily Peetz
Emily Peetz
6
Elayne Turner
Elayne Turner
6
Elayne Turner
Elayne Turner
6
Bob Davis
Bob Davis
22.5
Lauren Healy
Lauren Healy
6
Bob Davis
Bob Davis
21
carrington Brown
carrington Brown
12
Ronnie Sisneros9
Ronnie Sisneros9
6
Zane Sisneros
Zane Sisneros
6
Natalia Sisneros
Natalia Sisneros
6
Fernanda Flesner
Fernanda Flesner
6
carrington brown
carrington brown
6
Moore Alexander
Moore Alexander
4.5
David Stover
David Stover
6
Dawn Sisneros
Dawn Sisneros
6
Fernanda Flesner
Fernanda Flesner
6
Kelley Amdur
Kelley Amdur
6
Shawn Brugge
Shawn Brugge
6
Alice Amdur
Alice Amdur
6
Zane Sisneros
Zane Sisneros
6
Abby Amdur
Abby Amdur
6
Natalia Sisneros
Natalia Sisneros
6
Jon Amdur
Jon Amdur
6
Serena Johnson
Serena Johnson
6
Catherine Johnson
Catherine Johnson
6
Shawn Brugge
Shawn Brugge
6
Natalia Sisneros
Natalia Sisneros
6
carrington brown
carrington brown
4.5
David Stover
David Stover
4.5
carrington brown
carrington brown
6
Natalia Sisneros
Natalia Sisneros
6
Ana Casa
Ana Casa
6
Eghe Ehiman
Eghe Ehiman
6
Jesse Garcia
Jesse Garcia
5
Zane Sisneros
Zane Sisneros
6
Natalia Sisneros
Natalia Sisneros
6
carrington brown
carrington brown
6
Joe Mathern
Joe Mathern
6
Zane Sisneros
Zane Sisneros
6
Zane Sisneros
Zane Sisneros
6
Natalia Sisneros
Natalia Sisneros
6
Sierra Jackson
Sierra Jackson
6
Leonard Nordell
Leonard Nordell
4.5
Marshall Murphy
Marshall Murphy
6
Bob Davis
Bob Davis
33.5
Natalia Sisneros
Natalia Sisneros
6
Zane Sisneros
Zane Sisneros
6
Zane Sisneros
Zane Sisneros
6
Zane Sisneros
Zane Sisneros
6
Zane Sisneros
Zane Sisneros
6
Zane Sisneros
Zane Sisneros
6
Dawn Sisneros
Dawn Sisneros
6
Marshall Murphy
Marshall Murphy
6
Natalia Sisneros
Natalia Sisneros
6
Zane Sisneros
Zane Sisneros
6
Dawn Sisneros
Dawn Sisneros
6
Corey James
Corey James
4.5
Michael Dunn
Michael Dunn
6
Natalia Sisneros
Natalia Sisneros
6
Aggie Cano
Aggie Cano
6
Zane Sisneros
Zane Sisneros
6
Amy Behrhorst
Amy Behrhorst
6
james milton
james milton
6
Natalia Sisneros
Natalia Sisneros
6
Zane Sisneros
Zane Sisneros
6
laura munoz
laura munoz
6
Diana Saenz
Diana Saenz
6
Natalia Sisneros
Natalia Sisneros
6
Andy Luersen
Andy Luersen
6
Grant Barrette
Grant Barrette
6
Allyson McMillen
Allyson McMillen
6
Brad Murphy
Brad Murphy
6
Daisy J Meraz
Daisy J Meraz
6
AMIT KAPADIA
AMIT KAPADIA
6
Luci Wilson
Luci Wilson
6
Lindsay McConnell
Lindsay McConnell
6
marcy kneiper
marcy kneiper
6
Elayne Turner
Elayne Turner
5
Taylor David
Taylor David
6
Tyler Barletta
Tyler Barletta
6
Tyler Barletta
Tyler Barletta
6
Tyler Barletta
Tyler Barletta
6
Ana Manzo-Garcia
Ana Manzo-Garcia
6
Roland Garcia
Roland Garcia
6
Rob French
Rob French
6
Briana Scarcelli
Briana Scarcelli
6
Mike Skubel
Mike Skubel
17
Nick Giglio
Nick Giglio
6
Briana Scarcelli
Briana Scarcelli
6
Miranda Bertholet
Miranda Bertholet
6
Henning Rahm
Henning Rahm
6
ADRIAN TORRES
ADRIAN TORRES
6
Ola Verploegh
Ola Verploegh
12
Amanda Ridgway
Amanda Ridgway
6
Vicky Bogner
Vicky Bogner
6
Summer Richards
Summer Richards
5
Mady Zuena
Mady Zuena
6
Anonymous
Anonymous
6
Anonymous
Anonymous
6
Anonymous
Anonymous
6
Leonard Nordell
Leonard Nordell
4.5
Jennifer Brown
Jennifer Brown
6
Erin Bassett
Erin Bassett
6
Celty Fitterer
Celty Fitterer
6
Kathleen Ruff
Kathleen Ruff
6
CAITLIN SWEASEY
CAITLIN SWEASEY
6
Albert Waski
Albert Waski
6
mathew Ackermam
mathew Ackermam
6
Rob French
Rob French
6
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