A PLACE TO CALL HOME
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.
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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. Furthermore, a recent City of Longmont Homeless Service Assessment determined the number of families and elderly facing homelessness is increasing.
As local housing costs continue to rise, it is becoming more difficult for low-income families to find and maintain housing. Elderly and disabled individuals and those who are living on very low fixed incomes are particularly challenged. Although The Micah Project is small, these homes will make all the difference to the six families who live in them.
The Inn is one of the few agencies addressing the lack of affordable housing for very low-income residents of the St. Vrain Valley who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.
The Micah Homes are complete, and residents have moved in! Landscaping and other finishing touches will be completed in the coming months.
In total, the Micah Homes include:
4 1-Bedroom Units
2 2 Bedroom Units
A Community Room
A Community Garden
Check out pictures of the staged homes!
A COMMUNITY EFFORT
A GROWING NEED
"We believe there will be a sense of community"
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 types of people that go out of their way to help others and have a gift for creating a community. They are very grateful to 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!”
PERMANENT SUPPORTIVE HOUSING FOR THE ELDERLY AND DISABLED
"I think it is a wonderful, incredible gift from God!"