The Mission of The Inn Between
Voted 2010 Non-Profit of the Year by the Longmont Area Chamber of Commerce
The Inn Purchases a 4th Building Families benefit!
We are delighted to embark on an expansion that will accommodate more families into our program. The Inn Between has had only three 3 bedroom apartments available and, consequently, turned away many family applications for a number of years. On Leap Day, this year, we purchased a building that would solve this dilemma by adding 13 three bedroom units. During 2011, the Inn provided transitional housing for 106 households; within those households there were 188 individuals. Of the 106 households, 46 were families consisting of 63 adults and 65 children. In 2012, we anticipate serving 280 individuals and 130 households.
Our new housing complex was formerly known as Coffman Court Apartments was originally built in 1994. The Inn acquired general and limited partnership interests and assumed the existing first mortgage from Colorado Housing and Finance Authority (CHFA). Costs for renovation are extensive; the rehabilitation work will include: a new roof, siding, windows, boilers; replacement of the 2nd story exterior walkway (structure, floor, railings & stairs), and the unit interiors will be thoroughly renovated over time with new entry and interior doors, flooring, cabinets, appliances, toilets, tubs/tile, and other fixtures but are offset greatly by a $208,232 Community Development Block Grant (CDGB) and a matching $208,232 State of Colorado Housing Development Grant (HDG). This $416,464 will allow us to partially fund the rehabilitation of the complex. Coffman Court is a 17 unit complex located at 230 Coffman Street with 4-two bedroom apartments; two of those handicapped accessible and 13-three bedroom units. In the past, we have turned away families in need of a three bedroom apartments for lack of available units. In 2011, we received 15 applications in need of three bedroom units. Before this purchase, we had a single mom raising three teenage daughters living in a one bedroom unit. We also had a single mom raising a teenage son and a ten year old gifted son in a one bedroom unit. Both of these families are now living in appropriately sized accommodations at Coffman Court!
The Inn strives to empower low-income families and individuals with the skills, knowledge, and motivation for self-sufficiency. Our objective is to have the Inn’s residents transition back into the community into affordable permanent housing with the acquired skills to sustain an independent lifestyle.