Introducing Arroyo Village
The Delores Project and Rocky Mountain Communities – an affordable housing developer – are joining forces to redevelop our current site. We will be building a new shelter facility as well as adding 35 units of low-income permanent supportive housing and 95 units of affordable housing for individuals and families in the workforce. This project, to be called Arroyo Village, is made possible through the federal Low Income Housing Tax Credit program. The project will be publicly funded and will not require a traditional capital fundraising campaign. This means that the Delores Project can continue to apply our privately raised dollars directly to our vital programs and operations.
As much as our shelter is full each night, the real pressure is at the back door. Colorado’s robust economy and housing market means that truly affordable housing is out of reach for those in poverty and even those in the workforce. Creating Arroyo Village allows The Delores Project to ensure 35 individuals who have experienced homelessness will have access to very low-income housing. These individuals will receive supportive services on site to help ensure their ongoing needs in physical and behavioral health, life skills, and social engagement – all of which are crucial to maintain housing – are met. The additional 95 units of ‘workforce’ housing will be operated by Rocky Mountain Communities.
We broke ground in August 2017, and plan move to our new shelter around early 2019. Around that time, we will begin to also welcome residents into our housing programs.
While the construction is funded by federal tax credits, we will still need your help to ensure our success! The Delores Project will continue operations uninterrupted, albeit in a construction zone. Your ongoing support is critical. Financial contributions mean life skills classes will continue, that shelter guests are welcomed to a safe place and are met by caring staff, warm showers and a comfortable bed.
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