By Ioana Moldovan
Denver—A $17 million housing project for people with disabilities has been approved by The Colorado Housing and Finance Authority (CHFA) in Denver.
The breakthrough of the 60-unit development is championed by The Atlantis Community Foundation (ACF), a 30-year nonprofit provider of services for the disability community, including the creation and management of housing. The organization currently owns 100 apartments in six separate communities.
“This is a remarkable milestone for ACF,” said Lloyd Lewis, ACF board chair, in prepared remarks. “We are thrilled with this news. This will bring to life an opportunity so desperately needed by the disability community in Colorado.”
The foundation is hosting an event at their headquarters at 10 S. Cherokee St. on Sept. 25 in order to showcase the design plans for the new facility.
In addition to the Atlantis Housing Foundation and Atlantis Community Inc. board members, other stakeholders are Ken Hoagland, developer & advisor for the project; the development team who presented to CHFA, members of the disability community and Joe Poli of Humphries Poli Architects.
Groundbreaking for the first stage of the development is slated to begin in 2017.