Jessica Northrop, broker with LIV Sotheby’s International Realty, brought together her real estate community to help build a home for a family in need. Northrop partnered with Giveback Homes and Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver for the second year in a row. All of the volunteers gathered on June 9th to support the affordable housing project in Sheridan Square, Denver’s largest Habitat for Humanity project.
“I’m so proud to be a Giveback Homes member,” said Northrop, explaining her work with the organization. “Two years ago, I traveled to Nicaragua with Giveback Homes to build a home for the Garcia family. That trip changed my life and showed me how much is possible when people get together and give of themselves. I’m thrilled to continue my work here in Denver, my hometown, and to build to help a local family.”
Sheridan Square is located on a former elementary school site in the city of Sheridan. Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver plans to build 63 energy efficient homes over the course of four years, housing approximately 130 adults and 225 children.
“I’m lucky to be able to guide so many of my clients on their homeownership journey,” adds Northrop. “It means so much to me to be able to help a family who might not otherwise be able to have a home of their own here in Denver.”
Northrop and fellow volunteers helped assemble the future home for Tesfaye and Kasech, who strive to provide a strong environment for the future of their five-year-old son. Tesfaye drives busses, often working overtime, and Kasech works as a cashier. Due to the skyrocketing rental rates in Denver, constant cigarette smoke in their apartment complex, noisy neighbors, and reoccurring pest issues, Tesfaye and Kasech are eager to get out of their current situation. Thanks to the donation and helping hands from Northrop’s volunteer group, Tesfaye and Kasech are one step closer to a new, safe home.
“Jessica’s heart and determination are amazing,” said Caroline Pinal, co-founder of Giveback Homes. “She worked so hard in Nicaragua and as a Giveback Homes member she’s consistently helped fuel our mission of solving the global housing crisis.”
Giveback Homes was founded with the goal of bringing a new giving model to the world of real estate. Founded by former employees of TOMS, Giveback Homes saw an opportunity to infuse social responsibility into the real estate industry. The company has built over 200 homes in areas where housing is desperately needed.
LIV Sotheby’s International Realty is dedicated to supporting the local community and our broker outreach. To learn more, contact LIV Sotheby’s International Realty, director of public relations, Kelli Williams at 303.486.3738. #LIVtoGive