HISTORY

Brief history of Summit Habitat for Humanity, Colorado

A steering committee began work in 1994 to obtain a Habitat for Humanity charter for Summit County.

The first official meeting of the Board of Directors was on July 27th 1995.
Officers were elected, the tithing policy and the ‘Application for Affiliation’ were approved.

After receiving grants and holding various fund raisers, the first home was begun in May 1999 in Dillon Valley, and completed the following year.

The Summit Foundation awarded Bill Musolf, the volunteer project coordinator, Outstanding Volunteer at their 2000 awards ceremony.

In 2003 and 2004 Summit Habitat built two homes in the Gibson Heights neighborhood in Breckenridge.
Tom Begley was awarded Outstanding Volunteer by the Summit Foundation for his efforts coordinating the construction of both houses.

Summit Habitat started its fourth house in the Fall of 2013 after a period of semi-dormancy because of the inability to find appropriate land for building. The house is being built on Illinois Gulch Road off of Boris Pass Road in. This home was completed in November 2014.

Recently we have engaged two new strategies. We offer a program called “A Brush with Kindness”, assisting homeowners with critical home repairs. We are also acquiring condominiums, rehabbing them, and making them available as affordable homeownership opportunities for potential partner families.