Socially-Conscious Community Development

Unison Housing Partners is engaged in socially conscious community development, working in partnership with the community to invest in opportunities that will increase housing affordability and positively transform neighborhoods. Through these efforts, we develop, acquire, rehabilitate and preserve affordable housing units throughout Adams County.

Development Participation Policy

Per Colorado statute, private and public sector developers developing housing for persons who are low income can partner with Unison to receive State property tax exemption. Because Unison has limited staff and financial resources, it is necessary to establish the procedures and criteria that Unison staff will use to evaluate and recommend proposals submitted by Developers to the Unison Board. This information can be found in the Development Participation Policy.

Recent Projects

Unison Housing Partners led a nearly $12 million renovation of this 164-unit affordable housing complex, including installation of all new energy efficient heating/cooling systems and appliances. The renovation has not only dramatically improved living situations for residents and helped save residents up to 50% on their monthly utility costs, but also improved the neighborhood where Aztec Villa is located, one of the most economically disadvantaged areas in the City of Thornton.

Sustainable construction practices were used to rehabilitate and modernize this 1970’s era, 200-unit apartment property located in a fast-growing area of Thornton near I-25. As part of the RTD FasTracks expansion, a light rail station is less than two miles from the Village of Yorkshire, providing this family-oriented community with enhanced mobility and access to nearby retailers, government services, a hospital, schools, childcare and recreation centers.

Projects Underway


Located on the northwest corner of 71st Ave. and Federal Blvd., this mixed-use development will feature 70 affordable housing units, 16,000 square feet of rentable commercial space and the new Unison Housing Partners office. Alto will also provide residents with on-site support services designed to minimize the barriers to maintaining self-sufficiency and enhance residents’ living experiences.

Crossing Pointe

This transit-oriented development is part of Thornton’s Crossroads Station Area Master Plan and is an “Opportunity Site” for providing critical affordable housing for families and seniors in need of housing options with wrap-around services. Located at 104th Avenue and Colorado Blvd., Crossing Pointe will provide its residents with easy access to employment, shopping and other activities.

Interested in doing business with Unison?

Building long-term, sustainable business partnerships with local companies that can help meet our purchasing needs is a standing commitment of Unison Housing Partners’ Procurement Services Department. Unison encourages Minority-Owned Business Enterprises (MBE) and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (WBE) to participate in the procurement process for goods and services related to our community development efforts.