Help us solidify our long-term impact and community establishment now that we have identified personal and family economic mobility strategies, business development strategies and community economic strategies as well as developed three products and a strategic plan.
Strengthen Community Health
Continue the boys2MEN Program and build a new Young Community Leaders Program. The next generation of community leaders are coming up fast and they have begun to navigate this space without proper council or guidance. Establishing the Young Community Leaders program will help them build their infrastructure as well as teach them how to be sustainable.
Work with a housing manufacturer to place 13 units of permanent supportive housing at 3500 First Street South in Lamar, CO, serving low-income individuals experiencing behavioral health problems. Southeast Health Group has contracted with housing consultants to help navigate the supportive housing system and identify critical resources to bring the project to completion.
Purchase Land to Expand EarthLinks' Campus for Development of Low-Income and Permanent Supportive Housing
Redevelop EarthLinks' property to add Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) and low-income housing in conjunction with its current programs. In order to accommodate the redevelopment, purchase the additional 6,250 square feet of land located directly to the south of EarthLinks' site to allow for adequate space to add 50-70 housing units while maintaining EarthLinks' programming.
The FreshLo Hub: A Community-Driven Vision for Healthy Food, Cultural Arts, Equitable Economic Development, and Affordable Housing
Support the development of The FreshLo Hub, a grocery-anchored cultural arts center in the heart of the Montbello community.
Building the Foundational Units for Tierra Colectiva, a Community Land Trust and Anti-Displacement Effort in the Globeville Elyria and Swansea (GES) Neighborhoods
Address the finance gap between development costs and affordable sales prices on a rowhouse project at 4401 Josephine in order to keep the homes affordable for families in GES, land under community control, and prevent displacement.
Launch a scalable, replaceable toolkit to build new homes in rural towns across Colorado using mission-aligned financing, advanced home building products and home building efficiencies through a public-private-philanthropic partnership. Each town project is driven by local residents and is financial self-sustaining with sale revenues equal to costs and nominal grants.
Link congregations with underutilized land with affordable housing developers to help increase the pool of affordable housing units statewide.
Rehabilitate homes on the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe (UMUT) Reservation to address critical home health and safety issues.
Support for a robust statewide campaign to reach a measurable end to veteran and chronic homelessness across Colorado.