MICAH HOME RESIDENTS
In February 2016, United Church of Christ Longmont committed to transfer 1/4 acre parcel of church land to the Inn Between to construct six permanent, supportive apartment units for low-income, elderly or disabled individuals. The project is known as Micah Homes; a name is derived from the Book of Micah about overcoming injustice and defending the rights of the poor. The Micah Home project has become a true community effort and serves as a model for how community partnerships can serve those in need.
Boulder County is experiencing a severe affordable housing crisis, and the need for The Inn’s services is growing alongside this deficit. Longmont is roughly 2,500 units short to sufficiently house low-income households and a recent City of Longmont Homeless Service Assessment determined the number of families and elderly facing homelessness is increasing and the time spent without housing is lengthening.
Cost of living and housing rates have increased making it even more difficult for the low-income to find and maintain housing. Elderly and disabled who are living on very low fixed incomes are particularly challenged. Although Micah Homes is a small project, it is grand to those who will live there.
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.
A COMMUNITY EFFORT
RESTORING HOPE FOR THE FUTURE
"We believe there will be a sense of community"
Lynn Cunningham Appliance
Carpet Wise of Longmont
Flatirons Inc Surveying Engineering & Geomatics
SJ Ward Landscapes LLC
Longmont Winnelson Co.
Budget Home Supply
CAP Excavating and Demolition, Inc
Redd Iron Inc.
Roberta and Paul were a hard-working couple who once owned a house. All of that changed when Paul was involved in an accident that left him permanently disabled. Bills began to pile up and before they knew it they lost their home. They spent 17 months living in a camper before they found refuge at the Inn Between. Roberta and Paul are the type of people that go out of their way to help others and have a gift for creating community. They are very grateful to know they will have a permanent, affordable Micah Home apartment.
“You feel worthless...useless". These are the words of Maureen telling us about her clinical depression that led her to homelessness. Maureen always worked hard until her depression became overwhelming and she was nearly on the street. Maureen came to live at the Inn Between where she found the support she needed. “When I first stepped into my room at the Inn, it was such a relief. I had a place to live where I could find myself again. I found helpful people who never disparaged me. Maureen lights up when she talks about moving into a Micah Home apartment, “Oh! I think it is a wonderful, incredible gift from God!”
Thank you to these local businesses for their support for the project!
Bestway Concrete & Aggregate
Westco Framers LLC
Builders Insulation of Co.
Action Plumbing & Heating
Budget Home Center
Fossil Creek Drywall
MAKING HOME A PERMANENT REALITY FOR THOSE IN NEED
"I think it is a wonderful, incredible gift from God!"
We're proud to introduce our current roster of collaborative partners on the Micah Project!
The First United Congregational Church of Christ
The original visionaries of the project, and donors of the land that the project will be built on at 9th and Francis
Faith Lutheran Community Church
Providing monetary support for the project through donations from their Endowment Fund for the last 2 years
Radian I Placematters
Non-Profit design group that focuses on creating healthy and sustainable communities
Our general contractor for the project
Providing $150,000 of Worthy Cause Tax Funds for the Micah Homes construction
City of Longmont
Assisting with permits and fee reductions for the project
THANK YOU KRISCHE CONSTRUCTION!