COLORADO SPRINGS – Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers and other dignitaries were on hand Wednesday for the groundbreaking of the newest ‘Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity Homes’ in Colorado Springs.
Construction will begin soon on two new duplexes on E. Dale Street.
News 5 spoke with a woman who applied for one of the homes, and she said she was very excited when she found out her family was accepted.
“I’ve always wanted to own a home,” said Gayle Thomason. “I never abused my credit or anything like that. I just knew I could never do it myself. It takes a tribe to raise children and to actually be able to afford a home or a 14 or $1,600 mortgage.”
These all-volunteer projects normally take about six weeks to complete.
Three families have already been approved to move in and Habitat for Humanity is still taking applications for the fourth remaining unit.