'Guadalupe Apartments is like a home with a coach’
Grand opening and blessing planned for October 27
Greeley, CO—Weld County’s first large-scale Permanent Supportive Housing complex called Guadalupe Apartments opened to low-income families and those experiencing homelessness in the area who have grappled with ongoing challenges to housing stability.
“Guadalupe Apartments is like a home with a coach,” said Justin Raddatz, executive director of Archdiocesan Housing, Inc. “Not only does each resident receive a beautiful, furnished apartment to call home, but also has on-site access to an array of supportive services to help them overcome any challenge they are facing toward achieving their life’s goals. It truly took an entire community to bring this great project together. We are forever grateful for the dozens of community partners that came together to make Guadalupe Apartments a reality.”
Guadalupe Apartments, located at 1520 N. 11th Ave. in Greeley, will have a grand opening beginning at 10:45 a.m. on Friday, October 27. Catholic Charities president and CEO Larry Smith will deliver remarks and Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila of the Archdiocese of Denver will give a blessing. The ribbon cutting is followed by a reception and lunch.
More than 150 guests, including local affordable housing leaders, stakeholders and government officials are expected to attend the grand opening event at the complex, marking Archdiocesan Housing Inc.’s completion of the large-scale project and collaboration with organizations to make it a reality. The project was brought to life by countless volunteers, partners and dozens of organizations including U.S. Bank, the Colorado Department of Housing, City of Greeley and North Range Behavioral Health. The 16-month project cost $13.5 million. Archdiocesan Housing manages 29 affordable housing properties that offer 1,719 rental units, serving more than 3,100 residents.
Guadalupe Apartments began leasing 47 new studio, 1- and 2-bedroom units in September
to meet the demand for supportive housing and provide formerly homeless households with a more stable and productive life. Supportive housing combines non-time-limited affordable housing assistance with supportive services, including case management, mental health assessments and referrals, and employment resources intended to help residents rebuild their lives.
Nissa LaPoint, content marketing manager & PIO – Catholic Charities of Denver