What We Do

What We Do 2020-10-05T13:26:04-06:00

Fundraising

HFHC works with state and federal agencies, regional and statewide corporations and foundations, and associations and organizations with a statewide presence to develop access to capital through grants, loan investments, preferred purchasing options and gifts in kind. More than a million dollars in grant funding is directly passed through to affiliates from Habitat for Humanity of Colorado each year, with more than $4 million in direct services benefiting affiliates.

Financing

Clarence Jordan once said that what the poor need is capital, not charity.  HFHC believes the same to be true of nonprofits, and specifically Habitat for Humanity affiliates.  Through a myriad of partnerships with banks, government agencies, and community development financial institution, HFHC works to create access to capital for affiliates to continue to grow their ministries by leveraging their assets, finding new investors in our work, and bridging various funding sources through lines of credit.

Capacity Building

Habitat for Humanity of Colorado annually develops a training plan addressing both the needs affiliates, ReStores and HFHC have identified. HFHC receives direct feedback from affiliates, funding partners and HFHC’s board of directors to help strategically plan for capacity building. Training opportunities include a regional conference, Camp Colorado,  one day training events, networking opportunities, individualized affiliate training and planning retreats and webinars.

Advocacy

In response to the prophet Micah’s call to do justice, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with God, we promote decent, affordable housing for all, and we support the global community’s commitment to housing as a basic human right. We will advocate for just and fair housing policy to eliminate the constraints that contribute to poverty housing. And, in all of our work, we will seek to put shelter on hearts and minds in such powerful ways that poverty housing becomes socially, politically, and religiously unacceptable.
Habitat for Humanity monitors, and when needed, acts upon state legislation affecting our ability to build, the quality of life for people living in poverty, and the general state of affordable housing throughout Colorado. Together we can create a Colorado that is able to better meet the housing needs for the vulnerable citizens in our communities – so that all of our families have a foundation upon which they can build hope for a better future.
HFHC invites all Colorado State Legislators to learn more about our organization and engage in our mission to create more affordable homeownership opportunities. This year, HFHC is proud to announce that Representative Shannon Bird and Senator Don Coram are the first recipients of the organization’s Legislators of the Year Award. HFHC identified these two Colorado policymakers for their commitment and support to ensure that all Coloradans can afford the cost of a home. They both have fought for affordable homeownership through their public policy work during the 2020 legislative session and throughout the year. To learn about our legislative agenda and advocacy work, click here. To sign up for advocacy alerts or find out how you can act now, click here.

Disaster Recovery

Habitat for Humanity of Colorado strives to be a pivotal resource to Habitat affiliates across the state in response to natural disasters. We are able to do this by providing training opportunities that help affiliates better prepare, resources on the HFHC website available to affiliates and the general public, and access to a Mobile Response Unit filled with additional tools and supplies. HFHC also works with state and federal agencies to provide necessary funds for Habitat affiliates to utilize in their disaster response efforts. In response to the 2013 flooding and the housing crisis, HFHC allocated $6 million in CDBG-Disaster Recovery funds which supported the construction of over 90 new homes, serving over 200 families affected by the floods. To learn more, click here.

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