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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 […]

New Playground Built in One Day!

A new playground was built at Creekside Place Apartments thanks to a partnership between Unison, LIFE, KaBOOM!, and Finish Line Youth Foundation. Volunteers from each organization, law enforcement, First Bank, and CHFA assembled the playground and accompanying shade structures. Read more in an article from the Westminster Window.  Photo credit:  Helen H. Richardson, Denver Post […]

New Vouchers Awarded to Unison to Provide Permanent Homes for Non-elderly Persons with Disabilities

Unison Housing Partners was awarded $158,665 in budget authority for a 12-month term to support 14 Mainstream Housing Choice Vouchers from the 2017 Mainstream Voucher Program. Unison will be Partnering with the Center for Persons with Disabilities to fill these vouchers that will help provide non-elderly persons with disabilities immediate access to permanent housing.

National Night Out

National Night Out was celebrated at Unison communities on August 7th as part of the nation-wide community building event celebrating neighborhood camaraderie and police-community partnerships. Ashley, Community Manager at Aztec Villa, chatted with me about NNO and what it means to residents and staff: What did Aztec do for National Night Out? We cooked out […]

HCV Department Helps Westbury Fire Victims

At about 2 a.m. on Sunday, July 22nd, the Westbury Apartment Complex in Westminster caught fire forcing 140 people out of their homes. The fire was so quick that some residents jumped from second and third story windows to escape the blaze. Two women died of fire-related injuries. For Unison, it was all-hands on deck […]

Unison’s 2017 Annual Report

We are extremely excited to share Unison’s 2017 Annual Report. There is a webpage version on our website and a link to download a copy as well. Check it out!

Crossing Pointe Groundbreaking – New Senior Housing

THORNTON, CO. – Wednesday, August 8, 2018, elected officials; community leaders; and senior, housing, and health advocates came together today to celebrate the groundbreaking of Crossing Pointe North at 104th and Colorado in Thornton. City of Thornton Mayor Heidi Williams; Cris White, Executive Director and CEO of Colorado Housing and Finance Authority (CHFA); Eric Montoya, […]

RTD Approves Low-Income Fares

The RTD Board of Directors approved significant changes to fares across the whole transit system.  Previously, discounted fares were only available on a limited basis through human service providers.  Starting July 1st, 2019, there will be an unlimited number of “low-income” discounted tickets and passes at 40% off for people living at or below 185% […]

Westminster Pauses Future Development

On Monday, July 23rd, Westminster City Council approved a moratorium on new development for two-thirds of the city while improvements are made to its sewage system. The affected area is roughly north of 92nd.  This is in response to extremely fast growth in Westminster including a subsequent 40% increase in sewage flows during the past […]

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