Warren Village Publicizes Revolutionary Partnership with Denver Housing Authority to Broaden Companies and Construct a Third Facility

The Denver Housing Authority is awarding land to Warren Village in southwest Denver for a new building plot

Warren Village (Photo Credit: Bernard Wooten Focus Tree Photography)

Warren Village, a Denver-based organization focused on housing provision and helping low-income single-parent families transition from poverty to self-employment, has announced plans to move program services to a third facility on newly acquired land through a highly competitive process administered by the Denver Housing Authority (DHA) and the City and County of Denver (CCD) and funded by the DHA Delivers for Denver (D3) Bond Program.

After construction, the new Warren Village facilities at 1394 W. Alameda Ave. and 1373 W. Nevada Pl. in Denver would house single parent families with chronic residential instability or homelessness and provide support services for two generations (2Gener). The organization will capitalize on its 47 year history of providing safe and affordable housing, parenting and advocacy services, early education / childcare, and mental health services to parents and children.

Warren Village has influenced and demonstrated demonstrative results to more than 8,200 children and parents. In the past year, more than 86 percent of program participants graduated and achieved stabilized housing, and more than 20 percent completed a professional or college degree.

The campus will feature 74 affordable apartment buildings, a high quality early learning center, playgrounds, community gardens, and outdoor meeting rooms that connect with existing neighbors, including the Women’s Bean Project, with the aim of nurturing both opportunity and community.

“This partnership will provide affordable and supportive housing to all types of families in this neighborhood,” said David Nisivoccia, executive director of the Denver Housing Authority, “and it will provide direct access to education for children of all ages. Warren Village is a partner delivering on our promise to provide affordable, sustainable homes to our Denver families. “

The award begins a long process that involves public, private, and neighborhood partners including Warren Village, DHA, and Urban Ventures, LLC. The first step starts with listening to the community. Warren Village is honored to leverage Urban Ventures’ legacy to resilient Denver neighborhoods through equitable development, and to partner with the DHA. The project hopes to capitalize on the strength of long-term community partners like Mile High United Way, Mental Health Center of Denver, Community College of Denver, University of Colorado School of Medicine, and DU’s Center for Housing and Homeless Research to provide services that suit families , where you are. The core of these joint efforts is the joint mission to respond to the needs of single parents and their children, who represent an enormous lever for community change and are therefore the focus of this project.

The D3-Bond program is a partnership between the Denver Housing Authority and the City and County of Denver that aims to double the city’s Affordable Housing Fund (AHF) and improve the pipeline for supportive and affordable housing in Denver. The D3 Bond program has established a land acquisition fund dedicated to expanding the opportunities for housing developments that serve Denver’s most vulnerable residents. Warren Village’s expansion will take place on properties acquired through the D3 Bond program.

“We are grateful to Denver taxpayers for enabling this next step in our journey to opening a third facility for affordable housing and support services in this unique partnership with the Denver Housing Authority,” said Ethan Hemming, President & CEO, Warren Village. “This is a huge win for hard working single parents moving out of homelessness in our community.”

“Urban Ventures has a long-term relationship with Warren Village of Aria Denver with its First Step program,” said Susan Powers, president of Urban Ventures, LLC. “Affordable housing is increasingly a community-wide need and we are excited to be your development partner on this important new project that provides housing and comprehensive services for single parents and their children.”

The development is funded with Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC). Housing provision for 74 homeless single parents could begin as early as mid-2024.

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