Habitat for Humanity builds homes for flood victims

Berthoud Habitat for Humanity breaks ground on April 11
on two homes for residents impacted by the 2013 flood

By Surveyor Staff

Berthoud Habitat for Humanity will hold two groundbreaking events on Saturday, April 11 at 9:30 a.m. The two events will be at 1724 and 1728 4th Street. One home will be the future home of Robin Francis and her two sons and the other will be the future home of Michael and Stephanie Tatum and their three children, according to a press release from Berthoud Habitat for Humanity.
The Francis and Tatum families were both impacted by the September 2013 floods and qualified through Berthoud Habitat for Flood Grants offered through Habitat Colorado.
The home for Robin Francis and her family is currently under construction at Loveland High School, being built by the school’s Geometry in Construction class, and should be brought to it’s final location in late May or early June. The project is expected to be completed by late summer or early fall.
The home for the Tatum family will be built on site at 1728 4th Street. The construction of that house will be through a local home builder chosen by Berthoud Habitat for Humanity.
Construction of Berthoud Habitat homes requires many volunteer hours. Berthoud Habitat for Humanity is always looking for volunteers and wants to say thank you the many community members who are current and past volunteers. If interested in volunteering, please contact: volunteer coordinator Daniel Kube at oledanl@aol.com or by phone at 970-532-3426
Partner applications are being accepted. Berthoud Habitat for Humanity will select a new family in July or August for a home that would be completed in fall 2016. Karen Parks is the family selection chairperson and is setting up orientations for interested families. Those interested can call Karen at 970-663-7320. Qualification depends on income. Orientations must be completed to receive an application.
In addition to the income requirements, applicants will need to be current on monthly bills and cannot have bankruptcies or foreclosures in the last two years. Applicant may not currently own a home. Partner families must have lived or worked in the Berthoud or Campion community for at least one year

Income requirements for qualification:

  • Family of 8: between $29,150 and $58,260
  • Family of 7: between $27,350 and $54,720
  • Family of 6: between $25,600 and $51,180
  • Family of 5: between $23,850 and $47,640
  • Family of 4: between $22,050 and $44,100
  • Family of 3: between $19,850 and $39,720
  • Family of 2: between $17,650 and $35,280
  • Family of 1: between $15,450 and $30,900