Carolina still remembers that feeling of anxious trepidation. It’s a feeling she experienced often growing up as one of seven children in a poor family. The first time she recalls feeling that way was when her family moved from Mexico City to Chicago. She remembers the scent of the air was different and the people around her were no longer familiar. At five, it was anything but exciting. It was foreign and strange. Over the years, her family would move frequently and this feeling overcame her every time.
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Matching Grant Celebration Wibby Brewing, 209 Emery St.
Longmont is facing a very real affordable housing crisis. Those whose earnings fall below 30% Area Median Income Limits (AMI) are particularly challenged to find adequate and affordable housing.
A recent study from Economic and Planning Systems was presented to the City Council demonstrating that Longmont is roughly 2,500 units short to sufficiently house low income families and individuals. In 2015, the cost of market rate housing increased 14% and the overall cost of living in Boulder County increased 11% making it even more difficult for this low-income population to find and maintain housing.
The Inn is one of the few agencies addressing the lack of affordable housing for < 30% AMI populations in the St. Vrain Valley who are homeless or at highest risk of becoming homeless.
In February of 2016, First Congregational United Church of Christ Longmont committed to transfer approximately 10,000 square feet of church land to the Inn Between.
Plans for the property are to partner with the Inn Between to construct six 400 – 500 sq. ft. permanent, supportive apartment units for low-income, homeless, or at-risk individuals; including the elderly and disabled. Micah home residents will receive all the supportive services The Inn Between program offers to empower them to lead sustainable and self-sufficient lives.
The project will become known as the Micah Project; a name is derived from the Book of about overcoming injustice and defending the rights of the poor. It is our hope that the Micah Project will serve as a model for local agencies, churches, businesses, and the community to partner together in bridging the affordable housing gap in as an investment in the health of our community.
Presently, United Church of Christ is actively seeking to recognize and replat before deeding the property to The Inn Between.
The city council unanimously approved the United Church of Christ rezoning request. We're working with a non-profit design group, Radian Inc., to create a plans for our Micah homes, slated to begin construction in 2018. Below is our first conceptual drawing.
Thank you Supporters
Each donor, volunteer, or community partner, in his or her own special way, according ability, has made a gift of self to the individuals and families who live among us; people who, as the saying goes; have found themselves "between a rock and a hard place". Because of your gifts of time, talent, and money you've softened hardships faced by many, many people. Your caring support has provided those living at The Inn with essentials and opportunities that give them HOPE for the future: a soft bed, warm walls to surround them, food in their cupboards, and most importantly mentors to help them access resources and offer assistance setting goals and actions plans for progressing from crisis to stability. You've done that! It wouldn't happen without people, such as yourselves, who are there to keep others from falling between the cracks, or to offer a helping hand to those who have.
Supportive Housing & Services
Our mission is to provide supportive housing, comprehensive case management and life skills training for diverse homeless families and individuals .
Because everyone needs a home...