In 1987, Loveland Habitat was founded by a small group of Loveland’s community and religious leaders, who recognized a growing need for safe and affordable housing for Loveland’s low income residents. Their goal was to provide a hand-up, not a hand-out, to help families build and purchase an affordable home. 30 years later, through the hard work of homeowners and volunteers, over 134 homes and 28 home preservation projects have been completed.
A Look Through the Years
- 2018: The ReStore offers WeBuild Cabinets to the public and along with its furnishings and clothing, expands products to serve the growing DIY’er movement.
- 2017: We celebrated our 30th Anniversary building affordable homes in Loveland and launched our annual Builder’s Ball event with 400 volunteers and donors at Ellis Ranch in Loveland.
- 2016: We wrap up construction at our Boise Village Neighborhood, and are excited to move construction operations to the Sierra Valley neighborhood off of Hwy 287 and SW 14th Street. More single family homes, plus quadplex and duplex homes are planned.
- 2014: Loveland Habitat for Humanity received a $300,000 grant from Habitat for Humanity Colorado to build three homes for families who lost housing in the 2013 Front Range Floods. Construction continued unabated in Boise Village North, and we completed our 35th Boise Village home by the end of 2014.
- 2013: Loveland Habitat for Humanity was challenged to build more with less, and successfully completed 7 homes in Boise Village North. The Front Range floods exacerbated the need for affordable housing throughout Loveland and Northern Colorado.
- 2012: Loveland Habitat celebrated its 25th Anniversary, marking the occasion with its 2nd Annual Build-A-Thon. More than 100 families have been served since 1987. The affiliate built its largest home in history for the Thrivent Family, which has 7 members. The Loveland Habitat ReStore continues to grow, with donations and sales supporting the affiliates building of 1 complete home per year.
- 2011: Loveland Habitat started it’s 100th Home in Willow Park, its newest subdivision.The affiliate launched its first ever Build-A-Thon, building with the community of Loveland on 4 homes simultaneously during the 4-day event. Construction in Boise Village North is nearly complete and the affiliate is purchasing more land for new neighborhoods.
- 2010: Loveland Habitat for Humanity completed 7 homes in Boise Village North subdivision. Once built out, Boise Village North will have 24 Loveland Habitat for Humanity Homes. We were blessed an opportunity to purchase 12 lots in Willow Park subdivision and construction there will begin in 2011. We will also be celebrating the construction of our 100th home in 2011.