DENVER – As cities across the country struggle with the monumental task of managing and supporting growing homeless populations, on January 21st Denver’s Director of Housing Stability, Britta Fisher and City Councilmember Candi CdeBaca, District 9 representative, will celebrate the groundbreaking on a 36-unit apartment building to help Denverites exit homelessness.
Opening in the spring 2023, the 4-story apartment building will be called Charity’s House Apartments. The site is at 3022 Welton Street in the historic Five Points neighborhood. The one-bedroom units will be for people with disabilities, mental and behavioral needs and/or who earn up to $22,050 per year – which is 30 percent of the area median income.
The City and County of Denver Community Planning and Development department reviewed and approved the building plans last fall, as submitted by Community Outreach Service Center and BlueLine Development, Inc. Denver City Council approved $1.8 million to go toward construction of the $14.5 million building. Additionally, the City’s Department of Housing Stability contributed a $950,000 grant in support services funding. All the residents’ one-bedroom apartments will have access to community space, shared laundry on floors 2 and 4, and meeting rooms for supportive services. The quarter-acre site is centrally located, with a walk score of 86, near 13 bus stops, providing easier access to jobs, stores, and services. The design focuses on a welcoming, warm appeal, and uses trauma-informed design. Charity’s House Apartments is named for the late Mrs. Charity Abraham the grandmother of Robert Woolfolk, Pastor of Agape Christian Church for over 45 years. Her family, friends and fellow advocates will attend the groundbreaking, in celebration of Charity’s and the Woolfolk’s legacy. The building is a dream and vision of Robert and Eddie Woolfolk, who have worked tirelessly in the Community to provide many services to those that are marginalized and disadvantaged in the community.
Other public financing partners include the Colorado Housing & Finance Authority, providing Low Income Housing Tax Credits, Denver Housing Authority, and the Colorado Division of Housing, including rental-subsidy vouchers for all units, to ensure residents pay no more than 30 percent of their total income on housing costs.
The building is expected to open its doors to residents in April 2023. For media inquiries about Charity’s House and the groundbreaking, design, operations, or for access to Community Outreach Service Center, please contact Blueline Development Inc. Development Manager Oriana Sanchez, at (303) 519-1419.
To contribute monetary donations for Charity’s House Apartments, please contact
Mrs. Eddie M. Woolfolk
Community Outreach Service Center
2515 California Street
Denver, CO 80205
ph – 720-231-3554