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Sisneros Family Home Building

Sisneros Family Home Building
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.”





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  • Address:
  • 314 Linden Circle
  • Carbondale, CO 81623
  • USA
Habitat for Humanity of the Roaring Fork Valley
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Habitat for Humanity of the Roaring Fork Valley partners with local families who otherwise would not be able to afford a home of their own, through conventional means. We build homes in partnership with local families in need of a hand-up, not a hand-out.  The wide gap between our high resort area cost of living (especially for housing) and the actual rural community wages makes it difficult to retain teachers, and essential personnel within our area- all who hold jobs that are key to the well being of our children and community, but cannot afford to live close to where they work. 

Our local Habitat has been building homes with lower income families for almost 20 years,  but we have become increasingly aware of the acute need for housing for the middle income workers who provide vital services to our community.  This is what brought about an extraordinary collaboration with the Roaring Fork School District, Pitkin County, and the Town of Basalt to build the Basalt Vista Housing Partnership- located behind Basalt High School- which will provide 27 affordable homes.  

Habitat for Humanity is a movement of people who build more than houses. By bringing homeowners together with volunteers, donors, community leaders, foundations, and other supporters we are building stable families, safe neighborhoods, and caring communities. 
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