Hess Family

Hess Family

About This Campaign

Welcome Habitat for Humanity’s Newest Silt Partner Family:

Jennifer Hess is a proud single mother of three children: McKala 15, Nicole 14 and Jacob 8.
She works for the City of Glenwood’s Electric Department as a Meter Technician. Jennifer is always striving to show her children the value of education and hard work. Always looking for the next opportunity for improvement, she has recently started her Journeyman Meterman License.

As many families in our community can relate Jennifer currently pays 2/3 of her take home pay in rent. Habitat for Humanity’s goal is to provide a mortgage, including principal, interest, taxes and insurance that is no more than 30% of our partner family’s gross income.

Jennifer was reluctant to originally apply for a Habitat home, she explains “We know there are families that are struggling more than our family. But I have been working for homeownership for years, and I can’t come close to being able to afford the ever-rising home prices in our valley.”

Between the decrease in their home costs and a new sense of stability, the future is looking even brighter for the Hess Family.

Location / Venue

  • Address:
  • 1181 Grand Avenue
  • Silt, CO 81652
  • USA
Habitat for Humanity of the Roaring Fork Valley

Campaign to Support Habitat for Humanity of the Roaring Fork Valley

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, through conventional means. We build homes in partnership with local families in need of a hand-up, not a hand-out. 

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 building 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
Amy French
Amy French