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New Laws Help Address Colorado’s Affordable Housing Crisis

  On May 17, 2019, Governor Polis signed four bills into law at Unison’s headquarters at Alto Apartments in Westminster. In all, the four bills allocate $230 million over the next five years for affordable housing. It’s estimated the investment could triple the supply of affordable housing statewide. Alto resident Mike Medina helped champion the […]

Adams County Office Building Transforming into Affordable Housing

Unison’s 7401 Broadway project gets another mention, this time on Westminster Window and Northglenn Thornton Sentinel. This project is unique in many ways- Adams County, for the first-time ever, has donated land and building for affordable housing purposes. This 40,000 sq.ft. office building is getting re-purposed into a great place to live for 116 households, […]

Impact Investment and Affordable Housing: Peter LiFari on Untold Returns Podcast

  Peter LiFari- Executive Director, Unison Housing Partners on a podcast chatting with Bethany McLean on Untold Returns. Click here to listen to the podcast: Investment in development and preservation of affordable housing projects make a difference to the two Ps– profits and people. Not only do they generate financial returns, they also create a […]

Affordable Housing for Youth Aging out of Foster Care: Watch Peter LiFari on CBS4 News.

At Unison we believe that everyone needs a home. Our new project at 7401 Broadway will have 12 apartments for young adults aging out of foster care. This partnership between Adams County and Unison will provide safe and quality affordable housing to those struggling after aging out of the system. Peter LiFari- Executive Director, Unison […]

Adams County will get 116 New Affordable Apartments following Rezoning

Unison is excited to announce the development of 116-unit of multifamily affordable housing at 7401 Broadway in unincorporated Adams. The Board of County Commissioners has unanimously approved the rezoning, preliminary development plan and preliminary plan. Shaping the future of a changing Adams County is only possible due to the synergistic strides of the county and […]

2019 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Program Funding – How Does It Impact Us?

Unison is hugely relieved to share that with the signing into law of House Joint Resolution 31 of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, Congress approved the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) budget for fiscal year 2019: (https://nlihc.org/issues/budget/fy19-analysis), and successfully averted a second government shutdown this year. Below are some of the HUD programs that Unison […]

SEEDLINGS class at Unison’s Alto Apartments!

Are you a new or expecting parent? Do you want to learn how to control your stress and how to raise a successful child? Join SEEDLINGS class at Unison’s Alto Apartments! In this 10-week class  the facilitator and participating parents will nurture together the seeds of hope, strength, knowledge and love within themselves and each […]

Peter Lifari, Exec. Director- Interview on KUVO: Innovative Affordable Housing Solutions

Peter Lifari, Executive Director of Unison Housing Partners and Paola Diaz, Adams County Poverty Reduction Specialist sat down with Adam Morgan, host of KUVO to discuss how to keep housing affordable and prevent unnecessary homelessness in Adams County, CO through now in the implementation phase – ‘ Adams County Balanced Housing Plan’. Serving the population […]

Setting the Bar High – FSS Graduation

Yesterday, at the Unison offices we celebrated the graduation of Timora from the Family Self Sufficiency (FSS) program. FSS is an intense 5-year program where someone on a Housing Choice Voucher works with our FSS Coordinator, Elizabeth Aryeetey, on their goals. Timora has realized her goal of becoming financially stable and is working towards fulfilling […]

Emergency Rental Assistance Helps Stabilize Family

Jessica reached out to us to say thanks after receiving emergency rental assistance through working with Enrica in Housing Counseling. I had the chance to ask her a few questions about how the program assisted her family (edited below for space). How did you hear about us?  My babysitter told me about the workshop that […]

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