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Wilson Family Home
Habitat RFV is pleased to welcome Jamie Wilson, RN, as a new homeowner in Carbondale’s Keator Grove. Jamie is the mother of three children, 11-year-old Riley , eight-year-old Luke, and six-year-old Landon.

Finishing college as a “teen mom” is just one of single mom Jamie’s many accomplishments. The 2004 Glenwood Springs High School graduate attended college at CMC, the University of Colorado Boulder on a scholarship along with her young daughter Riley, and most recently she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from the Denver School of Nursing in 2013. In addition, she is a Board Member of the Salvation Army, and part of the Garfield County Homelessness Task Force.

Jamie describes herself as making too much money to receive benefits, yet not making enough to be able to afford homeownership in the Roaring Fork Valley. Habitat for Humanity RFV is in a unique position to help families suffering from the “Cliff Effect”. Hard-working families can fall victim to the "Cliff Effect," in which even a modest increase in a family’s income can result in termination or ineligibility of government benefits.

Moving into Keator Grove will enable Riley, Luke, and Landon to walk to the Ross Montessori School—a simple, but meaningful step in providing the Wilson Family with a hand-up, not a hand-out. “I want to raise my kids in a community that knows and supports them,” Jamie explains. “I want them to have a home to grow up in and make memories in. I want them to see that what you do for others always comes back to you.”

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Location / Venue

  • Address:
  • 310 Linden Circle
  • Carbondale, CO 81623
  • USA
Habitat for Humanity of the Roaring Fork Valley
In Support of Habitat for Humanity of the Roaring Fork Valley
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.