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2017 ANNUAL REPORT

A YEAR OF CHANGE

Unison Housing Partners is empowering people and strengthening communities in Adams County.

We are focused on ending generational poverty by providing people with affordable homes, wrap-around supports, and by being a leader in socially conscious development.

INTRODUCTION

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Last year was a year of change and growth for Unison Housing Partners. We went through a rebranding process, neared completion of the Alto multi-use development that includes 70 homes for low-income families and our permanent offices, and staff worked out of a temporary location co-located with County staff at Adams County Government Center. During all of this change, we didn’t slow down – in fact, we hit the gas. We served more people than ever and doubled-down on what works: quality affordable housing, a high-performing housing choice voucher program, and providing and connecting related services for our members from rent and utility assistance to health care navigation.

› PETER LIFARI › Executive Director
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Unison Housing Partners is an undeniable opportunity for change, innovation and community growth lifting up families and rebuilding communities. Unison has been a stepping stone for me, personally, through multiple resources like 3CE, now known as the LIFE Center; youth programs for my son; the self-sufficiency program; and tons of wonderful support. I joined the Board of Commissioners to serve our community and be a voice for single mothers and women in general, to prove to me and them, if you fight hard nothing can stop you.

› SIEKKURRA CHAMBERLIN › Board Commissioner, HCV Participant

UNISON PROGRAMS BY THE NUMBERS

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owned and managed communities
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households live in affordable homes at Unison-owned and managed communities
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participants worked with Unison staff to identify goals and work towards them through the family self sufficiency program
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distributed through TANF grant to ensure residents live in stable housing
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Housing Choice Vouchers provide homes for 3,450* family members including:
  • Veterans, the elderly, people with disabilities, and families being reunited with their children
  • 43% of voucher-holders are seniors or people with disabilities

*Figures are an annual approximation

14% of Unison residents participated in the Community Services program including:
  • Counseling, financial coaching, smoking cessation assistance, family development coaching, and more
  • 63 families participated in Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) so that parents become their child’s first and best educator
  • 4,800 people applied for Unison’s housing choice lottery which was conducted online for the first time
  • Awarded $295,000 TANF grant to assist with housing navigation and addressing barriers to housing
  • Unison continued the development of Alto, located two blocks from Westminster Station including 70 units of affordable housing and our new offices
  • Secured Federal tax credits for the development of Crossing Pointe, a 64-unit senior property in Thornton
  • To prepare for the property to go smoke-free in 2018, Casa Redonda residents participated in community engagement activities and smoking cessation coaching
  • An earth and pocketbook-friendly rain-sensing irrigation system was installed at Creekside Place
  • A whole new look was realized at two communities, Overlook at Thornton and Creekside Place, with bright, modern paint jobs
  • A historic 100 year-old farmhouse was converted into a new leasing office and resident event space at Orchard Crossing
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