TWO NEW FACILITIES OPEN TO RESPOND TO THE INCREASE OF HOMELESSNESS

TWO NEW FACILITIES OPEN TO RESPOND TO THE INCREASE OF HOMELESSNESS

COLORADO COALITION FOR THE HOMELESS OPENS TWO NEW FACILITIES
TO RESPOND TO THE INCREASE OF HOMELESSNESS IN DENVER:

Supportive Housing and Integrated Health Care Help Bridge Growing Gaps

Denver, CO – June 26, 2012 – (RealEstateRama)
What: Grand Opening Celebration – RENAISSANCE WEST END FLATS & WEST END HEALTH CENTER

When:
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Where: 1490 North Zenobia Street, Denver, Colorado 80204 (just east of Sheridan on Colfax)

Program:

John Parvensky – President, Colorado Coalition for the Homeless
Susan Shepherd – Denver City Council, District One
Paul Washington – Executive Director, Denver Office of Economic Development
Pat Coyle – Director, Colorado Division of Housing
Leroy Brown – Director, Community Planning and Development, Denver Regional Office, HUD
Patrick Gillies – Administrator, HRSA Region VIII
Anne Warhover – President and CEO, The Colorado Health Foundation
Property & Clinic Tours

The Colorado Coalition for the Homeless and its subsidiary Renaissance Housing Development Corporation have just completed a newly constructed, 101 unit, mixed-use, supportive housing development at West Colfax Avenue and Zenobia Street, to meet the housing and healthcare needs of homeless and low-income families and individuals. The Renaissance West End Flats and West End Heath Center now sit on the site of the former biker bar – the Shuffle Inn – helping to revitalize the West Colfax Corridor.

The Renaissance West End Flats integrates 50 supportive housing apartments for chronically homeless families and individuals with 51 apartments for low-wage families and individuals who are unable to afford market housing in the West Denver neighborhood.

The development includes a 5,500 square foot West End Health Center, the first new integrated health clinic serving homeless and at risk families and individuals in Denver funded through the Affordable Care Act. The health center will provide increased access to integrated medical, behavioral health and social services to homeless and uninsured individuals in West Denver.

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Bette Iacino
Director of Education and Advocacy
Colorado Coalition for the Homeless
(303) 285-5223
biacino (at) coloradocoalition (dot) org
www.coloradocoalition.org

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