Archdiocesan Housing, Inc., (AHI) which manages 30 properties that house about 3,000 residents, is moving forward on three major projects on Colorado’s Front Range that could add another 147 units of much-needed affordable housing in the years ahead.
“We have several projects in the pipeline, but these are our big three today,” said Justin Raddatz, vice president of development at AHI, a subsidiary of Catholic Charities, which has identified homeless households and senior citizens as two of the population groups it serves with strategic housing initiatives in Northern Colorado.
All Saints Apartments is a proposed 63-unit apartment building to serve very low-income senior households.
It will be on the campus of All Saints Catholic Church on South Federal Boulevard in Denver.
“This will be the first partnership in a long time between the Archdiocese of Denver and AHI,” said Raddatz. “We really hope that this All Saints project becomes a model that we utilize over and over again with other large parcels of land that the Archdiocese owns — and which we can build housing on.”
In Loveland, the goal of the 54-unit St. Valentine Apartments is to serve people experiencing homelessness. It is a Supportive Housing project, meaning there will be case management resources on site to help residents to get the social services and counseling that they may need to overcome any obstacles in their way of becoming independent. Supportive Housing is
nationally known as the best practice to eradicate chronic homelessness and has been successful in hundreds of projects around the country including AHI’s Guadalupe Apartments in Greeley.
“We’re going to be serving the most vulnerable of the vulnerable at St. Valentine Apartments,” said Raddatz of the Loveland project. “That’s squarely within the AHI and Catholic Charities’ mission.”
The third initiative, Immaculata Plaza II Apartments in Greeley, is an expansion of current AHI efforts there.
“The Greeley project serves extremely low-income seniors,” said Raddatz. “Those are folks who typically have less than 30% of the effective Area Median Income (AMI). Maybe they’re getting Social Security or disability income, but that’s it.”
Raddatz noted, “We already own and operate a 25-unit building serving extremely low-income seniors right next door. We’re building 30 more units of the exact same thing as an extension of service to other seniors in need.”
What is Archdiocesan Housing?
Archdiocesan Housing provides supportive, affordable, service–enriched housing complexes for individuals and families who cannot access appropriate housing at affordable prices. It’s no secret that the cost of housing across Colorado is prohibitive for many of our neighbors, and Catholic Charities, in concert with our property management group Housing Management Services, makes a safe, secure, clean place to live available for thousands of people.
We currently own and manage more than 1,700 units of affordable housing in 30 locations throughout Colorado and Wyoming, and we continue to grow and develop new locations. We care for seniors, families, people with disabilities and individuals who have
experienced homelessness, and provide them with additional support services to encourage long-term and sustainable housing security.
- 63-unit low-income senior housing project on the Archdiocese of Denver’s campus of the Church of All Saints on
Federal Blvd. in Denver.
- Residents of all units will be independent seniors aged 62 and over who qualify as low-income under the terms set
forth by regulatory agencies.
- It will feature a single four-story elevator-serviced building with Juliet balconies, first floor storefront glass and plentiful
- With a 12-month construction timeline, the estimated $18 million project would be completed in November 2023.
- 30-unit Section 8 senior housing project located on 10th Ave. in Greeley.
- The proposed plan extends the existing 25-unit Immaculata Plaza building into a 55-unit campus for seniors
qualifying for Section 8.
- Residents of all 55 units will be independent seniors aged 62 and over who qualify as extremely low-income
under the terms of the Section 8 contract.
- The $12 million project could break ground around April 2022, with completion expected to take about a year.
- St. Valentine Apartments is a 54-unit Supportive Housing project serving a portion of the 157 documented homeless
individuals in Loveland.
- It will have 48 one-bedroom apartments and six two-bedroom apartments.
- The $17 million project could break ground by May 2022, with a goal to open its doors in June 2023.