Potential to contribute, to build, to grow and to become self-reliant. We all just need an opportunity. CHDA is all kinds of people getting the opportunity to live in quality, affordable housing and to have the resources to live well, with dignity. A roof over a family’s head. Food in their bellies. That’s what we’re about.
We believe a safe, affordable home is the springboard for achievement.
Home is a haven, a sanctuary where you can recharge and rest. Home is the place from which you can launch your dreams. CHDA builds sustainable infrastructure to support communities where everyday people can launch dreams to change their world and ours.
CHDA manages economically sustainable properties that offer people of limited means extensive support infrastructure and dignified quality of life.
Computer and Internet technology access enables CHDA residents to stay connected to banking institutions, social services, support networks and other valuable resources.
Many of us take “running a few errands” for granted. It’s not so easy without reliable transportation. CHDA ensures that residents have access to affordable, effective transportation.
A clean, pleasant common space, well-maintained facilities and well-appointed living spaces are not luxuries. They are basic to a good quality of life and reasonable opportunity for self-reliance.
Our residents are not defined by their means or disabilities. They are unique, valuable people who are working to better themselves and their community. We never forget that.
Housing is essential to the success of those who live with limited resources. This is especially true for those with Special Needs. CHDA provides housing stability and fosters a foundation for growth for their residents. The key to making this work for long periods of time is providing support and communication between the entire system – property owners, property managers, human service providers, and community support resources, This collaboration allows everyone who comes to CHDA properties the opportunity to feel safe and comfortable within their community. –
Matt Cannizzaro, BA
Senior Case/HUD Manager
Arapahoe/Douglas Mental Health Network
20 years ago, we started with a simple idea: Stable, affordable housing for people of modest means builds strong, sustainable communities. We’re a seasoned team, now, but our belief in empowering communities and resolve to do so has not wavered.
And it never will.
CHDA communities house people of limited financial means, but they’re also self-sustaining, economically viable business investments that make sound fiscal sense. CHDA creates unique partnerships, bringing together financial institutions, investors, elected officials, landowners, developers and private citizens to build thriving communities.
Sure, developers are building housing as fast as they can in the South Denver metro area, but the market is focused on upper-income families, not people of limited economic means. If they are ever to get a shot at economic growth, they need quality, affordable housing.
Not a hand-out. A hand up.