What We Do
Established in 1988, Habitat for Humanity of the St. Vrain Valley is the local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International and is in full agreement with that organization’s Foundational Principles. HFHSVV is dedicated to providing simple, decent, affordable housing for low-income families in the towns of Longmont, Lyons, Dacono, Frederick, Firestone, Mead, Niwot, and Erie.
We are local people, businesses, civic groups and churches who are working side-by-side to improve the living conditions of deserving families who would not otherwise be able to own a home. While the tangible outcome of Habitat’s work is a home for a hard-working family, the intangible benefit, which may have even greater implications, is the building of our community by bringing people together from all walks of life for a common purpose.
Seeking to put God's love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope.
All Are Welcome
At its foundation, Habitat for Humanity is a Christian ministry. While Habitat does not require either homeowners or volunteers to share a faith in Jesus Christ, as an organization HFHSVV bases its work upon biblical principles and remains dependent upon the grace of God to accomplish our mission. All who believe that everyone needs a decent, affordable place to live are welcome to help with the work, regardless of race, religion, age, gender, political views or any of the other distinctions that too often divide people. In short, Habitat welcomes volunteers and supporters from all backgrounds and also serves people in need of decent housing regardless of race or religion. As a matter of policy, Habitat for Humanity International and its affiliated organizations do not proselytize. This means that Habitat will not offer assistance on the expressed or implied condition that people must either adhere to or convert to a particular faith, or listen and respond to messaging designed to induce conversion to a particular faith.
Myths and Facts
Habitat for Humanity is an often misunderstood organization. How is it funded? Who purchases the homes we build? How does it affect my community? And how does Jimmy Carter fit in? We hope to address many of the myths and deliver the facts here.