ATTENTION HOMES APARTMENTS

Supportive Housing For Transition Age Youth

Did You Know?

youth age 12-24 are homeless in Boulder County on any given night.

%

of homeless youth identify as LGBTQ in Boulder County. The #1 reason they are on the street is family rejection.

%

of chronically homeless adults were homeless as transition age youth.

%

of homeless youth are trauma survivors, experienced abuse and neglect, suffer from mental health or substance abuse issues, live in poverty.

Why This Matters

In 2018, Attention Homes served over 400 unduplicated youth at our homeless youth shelter.

In the next year, almost 150 will return seeking emergency shelter and services because they can’t find or maintain stable housing.

Our Community Can Do Better

Project Team

In collaboration with Gardner Capital Development and the First United Methodist Church of Boulder (FUMC), Attention Homes is building Boulder’s first non-time limited supportive housing community for homeless transition-age youth (18-24 years old at time of entry).

Description

The Attention Homes Apartments will provide community benefit to all. Not only will it provide a stable place to live, enriched with on-site services (counseling, job training, therapy, educational support) for 40 young people experiencing homelessness, but it also includes new office space for Attention Homes’ administrative staff and a social enterprise, which will provide employment and job readiness skills to the residents of Attention Homes Apartments.

Supportive housing for homeless youth works! Comparable developments around the nation have shown that, within two years, approximately 70% of youth living in supportive housing become independent adults and move on to a life of self-sufficiency.

When a young person is homeless, virtually every decision and every action is focused on how to survive. With your support, we will house these deserving young people so they may begin to thrive.

Residents

  • Residents will be vulnerable transition-age youth, ages 18-24.
  • At least 25% of the young people who will live here will have aged out of foster care.
  • LGBTQ youth who have been rejected/kicked out will be 35% of the residents.
  • Residents will be low-income and earn less than $19,000 per year (30% Area Median Income for a one-person household in Boulder).

Location

The Attention Homes Apartments will be located on the NE corner at 1440 Pine Street (formerly a surface parking lot). The site is owned and maintained by the First United Methodist Church of Boulder, a longstanding partner and original founder of Attention Homes. This is an optimal site for the project’s residents due to its proximity to multi-modal transportation options (94 walk and bike score), employment and educational opportunities, and the numerous cultural and recreational resources that Boulder’s downtown residents enjoy.

Working Together

Attention Homes is proud to have worked closely this past year with the neighborhood where the Attention Homes Apartments will live. After much cooperation and good faith on both sides, we presented a Good Neighbor Statement of Operations to Boulder’s City Council on Dec. 18, 2018.

Read the Good Neighbor Statement of Operations Here

Timeline

February, 2015 Concept developed
November, 2015 Site location secured
January, 2016 Public engagement begins
June, 2016 Housing vouchers awarded
August, 2016 Low Income Housing Tax Credits awarded
January, 2017 Site review begins
May 30th, 2017 Planning Board approves development
June 6th, 2017 City Council upholds Planning Board decision – project officially approved
December, 2017 Official closing
January, 2018 Construction begins
February 21st, 2018 Groundbreaking ceremony
January, 2018 – Summer, 2019 Construction is completed
September, 2019 Move-in begins

Contact Us

Questions about the project?  Don’t hesitate to drop us a line.

Development Managers: Shannon Cox Baker and Ryan Jones

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