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This week, Denver’s Director of Housing Stability, Britta Fisher and City Council Member Candi CdeBaca, District 9 representative, celebrated the groundbreaking on a 36-unit apartment building to help Denverites exit homelessness.
Opening in the spring 2023, the 4-story apartment building will be called Charity’s House Apartments.
The site is located at 3022 Welton Street in the historic Five Points neighborhood. The one-bedroom units will be for people with disabilities, mental and behavioral needs and/or who earn up to $22,050 per year – which is 30 percent of the area median income.
The City and County of Denver Community Planning and Development department reviewed and approved the building plans last fall, as submitted by Community Outreach Service Center and BlueLine Development, Inc.. Denver City Council approved $1.8 million to go toward construction of the $14.5 million building. Additionally, the City’s Department of Housing Stability contributed a $950,000 grant in support services funding.
All the residents’ one-bedroom apartments will have access to community space, shared laundry and meeting rooms for supportive services. The quarter-acre site is centrally located, with a walk score of 86, near 13 bus stops, providing easier access to jobs, stores, and services.
Charity’s House Apartments is named for the late Mrs. Charity Abraham the grandmother of Robert Woolfolk, Pastor of Agape Christian Church for over 45 years. The building is a dream and vision of Robert and Eddie Woolfolk, who have worked in the Community to provide services to those that are marginalized and disadvantaged in the community.
Other public financing partners include the Colorado Housing & Finance Authority, providing Low Income Housing Tax Credits, Denver Housing Authority, and the Colorado Division of Housing, including rental-subsidy vouchers for all units, to ensure residents pay no more than 30 percent of their total income on housing costs.