By Susan Briggs, Program Director
Loveland Habitat for Humanity builds homes in partnership with anyone who qualifies for and is accepted into our homeownership program, regardless of age. Of the 94 homes we have built since our beginning in 1987, our youngest homeowners when accepted into our program are Ryan and Heather Hoffner, ages 22 and 21; and our oldest homeowner is Grant Hall, age 86.
At the time they applied, Heather was a student on a work study program and Front Range Community College and Ryan worked for Eastman Kodak. Since moving into their Habitat home in 2005, Heather has obtained her degree in elementary education and currently works as a teacher. She is now pursuing her Master’s Degree and was recently awarded a Susan McGraw-Loveland Habitat for Humanity Scholarship to assist her with her schooling costs. Ryan is working in the computer tech industry and is also going to school. They now have 2 children.
Grant is a retired construction contractor and is a WWII veteran. During his working life he helped to build the Santa Fe Opera House and the International Terminal at Chicago – O’Hare Airport. Grant moved into his home in 2010.
Loveland Habitat for Humanity is an equal housing provider and does not discriminate against people due to their age, race, ethnicity, religious affiliation or any of the other protected classes. Our housing program provides stability, hope and dignity to all ages.