Habitat For Humanity Breaks Ground on 100th Home in El Paso County

With a little sweat, and a little help from Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity (PPHFH) and Mortenson Construction, one southern Colorado family will soon be the owners of a new home. The 100th built by the non-profit in El Paso County.

Wednesday, the Truong family joined PPHFH CEO Paul Johnson and others to break ground on the property that will be turned into a three-bedroom, two-bath home. It's located in the Woodmen Vistas in Colorado Springs, a development where other Habitat homes will also eventually be going up, helping dozens of families in our community.

My Tien Truong, her two sons and her parents are the special family receiving the help and the home. But as with any Habitat for Humanity home, it's not free. The group is able to help families build new homes by offering them a zero-interest mortgage, which they will pay off. Truong works six days a week to help provide for her family.

Families go through a number of screenings before they are chosen to be the recipient of a Habitat home.

Johnson says he expects PPHFH to build six or seven new homes this year for families in need.

For more information about the Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity, just click on the link below.