It’s an honor to be able to donate (again!) to the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless.
According to the Denver Better Business Bureau, about 90% of every donation to the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless goes to programming. Which means that our Conscious Real Estate Donation (every time someone buys or sells a home) goes a long way towards helping change lives like this one:
Check out this video… (what an amazing story!)
What’s New with the Organization? Homes!
A former Quality Inn located in the Park Hill neighborhood of Denver could be a new housing sanctuary purchased by the Coalition. If all goes to plan, it would be able to create 300 square foot apartment homes with a kitchenette and living space. For many homeless men and women, they will call these permanent homes. For others, it’s a gateway to the next level in life and helps them through a transitional period.
To build micro-units like these brand-new, it could cost upwards of 300 million. In contrast, converting the motel rooms into more full living spaces will cost about a third of that estimate. The move would create 139 housing units.
New Units Could Shorten the Wait List for Affordable Housing
Many homeless people are employed, which makes the strict check-in hours at many shelters an unattainable solution to housing. Government supported housing also has a long wait list. By adding the units, the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless will be able to help make that list a lot shorter, brightening the future for those who are able to move in.
If all goes to plan, the Coalition hopes to begin work on the project later this month. This project would be the nonprofit’s 20th housing unit. Basing their research from Denver’s pilot social impact bond program, the organization says that stabilization for one of our most vulnerable populations aims to reduce repeat arrests and help people back on their feet.
Buy or Sell a Home with Conscious Real Estate, and Give to Your Favorite Organization
If you have been supporting a nonprofit that is close to your heart for a long time, or if something is happening in the news now that you want to contribute to, one way you can make a big impact is working with Conscious Real Estate. When you buy or sell a home with us, we take 10% of our own commission and pay it forward to a charity that YOU decide.
Learn about our previous donation to the Coalition here. We’re so grateful to be able to give to this great organization.
And, click here to donate to the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless. Together, we can make our community a better place for everyone!