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Our Story

Started locally by twelve volunteers in Evergreen in 1990, Blue Spruce Habitat for Humanity is the local foothills affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International. We're proud to serve the mountain areas of western Jefferson County, Clear Creek County and parts of Park County up to Kenosha Pass. All of our homeowners are local residents, living, working, attending church and raising children here in our mountain community. They include day care providers, school bus drivers, servers, housekeepers, carpenters, hospice aides, preschool teachers, and others. Join us in fulfilling our vision for a better world.

Vision
Creating a world in which everyone has a decent, affordable place to live.

Mission
Seeking to put God's love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.

Our Work
Today, Blue Spruce has hundreds of volunteers who contribute thousands of hours a year. Like all Habitat affiliates, Blue Spruce is a locally based organization that depends on local funding and volunteers to build our homes. In addition, we have a Home Preservation program in which homeowners gain restored confidence in their home and operate the Habitat ReStore in Bergen Park to help fund these programs. Since our inception, we've built homes for over 40 families with homes currently underway in Evergreen, Idaho Springs, and Empire.

Blue Spruce Habitat's homes are built according to the following guiding principles:

Simple
Our houses are modestly sized. They are large enough for the family’s needs, but small enough to keep construction and maintenance costs to a minimum.

Decent
We only use quality, locally available building materials.

Affordable
The labor of volunteers and partner families, efficient building methods, modest house sizes and affordable loans make it possible for low-income families to purchase Habitat houses.

Our commitment to build with people in need extends to those with disabilities. When possible, Habitat houses incorporate basic accessible design features, such as a zero-step entrance and wide passage doors and hallways. Houses built in partnership with families with disabilities include additional accessibility features.

Environmental Impact
Blue Spruce Habitat is committed to resource and energy-efficient building practices. All of our homes are built to Energy Star standards that help with energy conservation as well as reducing long-term costs for our homeowners.

Non-Proselytizing Policy
Habitat for Humanity International and its affiliated organizations will not proselytize. Nor will HFH work with entities or individuals who insist on proselytizing as part of their work with HFH. This means that HFH will not offer assistance on the expressed or implied condition that people must adhere to or convert to a particular faith or listen and respond to messaging designed to induce conversion to a particular faith.

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