Micah Home Project Builds Affordable Housing In Longmont

Micah Home Project Builds Affordable Housing In Longmont


CALL, BUT HE COULD FACE MORE CHARGES PENDING THE RESULT OF THIS ONGOING INVESTIGATION. LIVE IN AURORA, KELLY WERTHMANN, COVERING COLORADO FIRST. THANK YOU, KELLY. WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT THE AFFORDABLE HOUSING CRISIS, DENVER IS PROBABLY THE FIRST CITY THAT COMES TO MIND, BUT COMMUNITIES INCLUDING LONGMONT ARE ALSO FEELING THE PINCH UP AND DOWN THE FRONT RANGE. MORE AND MORE PEOPLE NEED SOMETHING AFFORDABLE, AND HELP PAYING THE RENT. THE LONGMONT COMMUNITY IS STEPPING UP TO MAKE IT HAPPEN AND HELP PEOPLE GET SETTLED IN OTHER WAYS TOO. JEFF TODD IS IN LONGMONT TONIGHT, AND WE’RE TALKING ABOUT CHURCH PROPERTY HERE. REPORTER: JIM, THE UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST HAD A HUGE PARKING LOT, AND NOW ABOUT A QUARTER ACRE IS BEING TRANSITIONED INTO A HUGE INFLUENCE FOR ABOUT 6 FAMILIES. IT’S GOING TO BE A BIG PROJECT THAT’S REALLY MAKING AN IMPACT. SO WE’RE LOOKING AT THE MAIN AREA. THIS IS CONSIDERED A MICROUNIT. 425 SQUARE FEET. WITHIN THIS LIVING SPACE, THE KITCHEN IS GOING TO BE DEVELOPED THERE. REPORTER: FOR MORE THAN 25 YEARS, THE IN BETWEEN HAS BEEN HELPING PEOPLE AROUND LONGMONT. WE PROVIDE BOTH PERMANENT SUPPORTIVE HOUSING OPTIONS AS WELL AS TRANSITIONAL HOUSING FOR FOLKS EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS. REPORTER: BUT THIS IS THE FIRST PROJECT THEY’VE STARTED FROM THE GROUND UP. IT’S A ROLL IN SHOWER IF A PERSON HAD A WHEELCHAIR. THEY’RE ADORABLE. THE PROJECTS WILL HOUSE ELDERLY OR DISABLED PEOPLE. REPORTER: THE TENANTS HAVE ALREADY BEEN PICKED. I’M PAINTING TODAY. REPORTER: IT’S JUST A RACE TO GET INTO INTO THE UNITS. I LIKE THE CUT IN STUFF, I LIKE THE DETAIL WORK, AND IT’S THE KIND OF STUFF THAT I DO AT HOME. REPORTER: SO ALL WEEK LONG, VOLUNTEERS HAVE SHOWN UP TO HELP. IT IS WONDERFUL TO GIVE BACK TO THE COMMUNITY AND DEFINITELY FULFILLING. BLOOD SWEAT AND TEARS HAVE CONTRIBUTED TO ADVANCING THIS PROJECT. REPORTER: A PROJECT NEARING COMPLETION TO HELP PEOPLE THAT NEED IT MOST. WE HOPE IT SERVES AS A MODEL FOR PEOPLE TO SAY WE CAN DO THIS TOO IN OUR BACKYARD. REPORTER: IT LOOKS LIKE THERE’S A LOT OF WORK STILL TO BE DONE, BUT THE HOPE IS GETTING TENANTS INTO THE UNITS IN JUST ABOUT 6 WEEKS IN EARLY DECEMBER. NOW WHILE THE TENANTS HAVE BEEN PICKED, THE IN BETWEEN OF LONGMONT HAS A LOT MORE SERVICES AND YOU CAN CONNECT WITH THOSE ON W WW.CBSDENVER.COM.

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