home is where my story starts contest



​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ Home is Where my Story Starts Contest

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And the Winner Is...​

We have been amazed and inspired by the wonderful stories shared by our customers during the Home Is Where My Story Startssm contest. Every entry has been a heart-felt reminder of the way that homeownership enables individuals and families to start their life stories in new and exciting directions.

CHFA received 106 contest entries. Each was reviewed to ensure that it met our entry criteria as outlined in the contest rules. All valid entries were then reviewed individually by a panel of seven judges consisting of CHFA staff, board members, a participating lender, and a homebuyer education counselor. Following, all seven judges came together to select the contest winner. Given the number of outstanding entries, the judges were unable to select only one winner… so instead they selected 12!

We are pleased to share that the following 12 contestants will each be receiving a free home mortgage payment, or $1,000 applied to their CHFA mortgage – whichever is greater.

  • Maria Almanza, Westminter;
  • Denise Amick and Aprad Lazar, Fort Collins;
  • Brittney Baker, Englewood;
  • Barbara Ellen Dean, Pueblo;
  • Amy Gallagher, Grand Junction;
  • Cenythia Green, Denver;
  • Zachary and Heidi Guzman, Colorado Springs;
  • Kathleen King, Commerce City;
  • Stephen and Cindy Shutt, Fountain;
  • Jesse Suprenant and Megan Ogan, Colorado Springs;
  • Jeanette Valdez, Pueblo; and
  • Confidential, Thornton. Note: One of our winning contestants is a domestic violence victim. At their request we are keeping their identity and entry submission confidential to protect their privacy and safety.
Congratulations to all of the winners, and a sincere thank you to everyone who participated. We wish you all the best as you continue on your journey in homeownership. ​