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Habitat for Humanity continues growing around Fountain


Last updated 9/29/2021 at 10:42am

Karin Hill

Iain Probert, PPHFH director of strategic partnerships, speaks at the new home dedication in Fountain on Sept. 22. He discussed the meaning behind several items on the table, including a helmet and hammer used by construction volunteers, a Bible, a quilt made for the home's occupants, and a set of house keys.

On Sept. 22, Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity (PPHFH) hosted a dedication celebration at Habitat's "Micah's View" development in Fountain – the organization's 194th home completed in the region.

Although delays from COVID-19 and increased materials costs have caused PPHFH to slow down its pace a bit – from 8-11 houses in Fountain per year, to about 5 right now – staff and volunteers have kept busy planning for future growth and recently opened a second ReStore retail location in northeast Colorado Springs to help support projects like this.

"Our cost of our houses has gone from about $...

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