First Habitat for Humanity homes for veterans in Colorado will be built in Hudson
Two homes will be built in Hudson for two veterans and their families, with land donated from the town, according to a press release from Greeley Area Habitat for Humanity.
“The town of Hudson is also including water, sewer taps and building permit fees, making this not only a generous donation, but a model for other Weld County communities,” said Leianne Romero, executive director of Greeley Area Habitat for Humanity. “Affordable housing is a significant challenge for hard working families, regardless of community size or location.”
Hudson Mayor Raymond Patch was credited with being the driving force behind the effort.
We are a patriotic town that wants to make a difference in the veteran community,” Patch said.
Cheri Witt-Brown, resource development director, said the Greeley Area Habitat chapter is “launching a full-scale effort … to seek, secure and serve deserving veterans.”
There will be a meeting from 6-8 p.m. Feb. 11 at the Hudson Town Hall, 557 Ash St., for interested stakeholders.
Habitat homeowners must demonstrate a need, have the ability to pay, and a willingness to partner in construction and complete a minimum of 500 hours of sweat equity. Veterans and their families can apply for a home with a zero percent mortgage.