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Our Partnership with

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Neighborhood Revitalization started as an initiative by Habitat for Humanity International in 2010 in an effort to serve more families in a holistic way through building communities. Since then, the program has successfully spread to over 260 of the 1500 Habitat affiliates in the United States, serving over 60% of U.S. families served by Habitat.


Out of over 1,000 affiliates, Habitat for Humanity of the St. Vrain Valley was one of the 10 affiliates to be chosen to participate in a learning cohort with Habitat for Humanity International. In 2015, St. Vrain Habitat adopted the Neighborhood Revitalization program and chose to partner with a neighborhood in Dacono known as the Glens.

Habitat's Neighborhood Revitalization work follows the guidelines provided in the Quality of Life Framework, a data-driven and customizable approach developed by Habitat and vetted by community development experts to help to improve neighborhoods. The framework focuses on first understanding the concerns of the residents and then empowering these residents to lead the projects they want to see. 

Alongside Habitat, residents work with churches, schools, new and longstanding neighborhood coalitions, local government and other community partners to achieve their goals.

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Neighborhood Revitalization Quality of Life Framework

Ultimate Outcome: Improved Quality of Life 

Quality of life is the sense of well-being and happiness experienced by individuals, groups, and communities.

Neighborhood Revitalization Quality of Life Framework

Here's a closer look at each foundational outcome

Collective Action
Sense of Community
Social Cohesion

Why the Glens?

The Glens is a neighborhood in the city of Dacono, Colorado.

The Pride of the Glens coalition focuses our advocacy efforts and projects in the Glens because we're proud of our neighborhood. The Glens is full of amazing individuals who support their neighbors and care about improving the quality of life in our neighborhood. This factor, as well as other determining factors, is why POTG and Habitat focus our Neighborhood Revitalization efforts in the Glens specifically. 

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Statistics

Average Household Income

$44,500

The Glens

$60,000

Dacono

$65,000

Colorado

Hispanic Population

47%

The Glens

33%

Dacono

21%

Colorado

Elderly Population (55yrs and older)

28%

The Glens

22%

Dacono

23%

Colorado

Citation: The Glens of Dacono, CO Comparison Report ESRI 2018 estimates_1.31.19

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Critical Home

Repair Program 

As part of their Neighborhood Revitalization initiative, Habitat for Humanity of the St. Vrain Valley started a critical home repair program in the Glens of Dacono.

If you want to learn more about Habitat for Humanity of the St. Vrain Valley, visit their website!

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To learn more about the other  communities participating in Habitat for Humanity's Neighborhood Revitalization initiative, click on the button below!

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