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Colorado Coalition for the Homeless Celebrates Colorado Day of Action for Housing
150 clients, staff, and partner organization members bring awareness to the lack of affordable housing in Colorado though advocacy event.
DENVER, April 3, 2017 — In conjunction with the National Day of Action for Housing, the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless hosted the Colorado Day of Action for Housing on Saturday, April 1, 2017.
For the Colorado Day of Action for Housing, Coloradans were encouraged to hang posters in their home or business windows declaring the need for affordable housing.
On Friday, March 31, 2017, the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless hosted a sign-making party at four Coalition properties for staff, clients and partner organizations to take part in making signs. Approximately 150 people participated. Signs hung in the windows at the Stout Street Health Center, the 2111 Champa Street Administrative Building, Renaissance at North Colorado Station supportive housing property, Renaissance Uptown Lofts affordable housing property and the Fort Lyon Supportive Residential Community.
The goal of the National Day of Action for Housing and the Colorado Day of Action for Housing is to bring awareness to the need to preserve funding and create further local, state and national Housing Trust Funds that fund housing solely for extremely low to moderate income households.
“The Colorado Day of Action for Housing gave us an opportunity to engage with our community, and provide an opportunity for folks to tell the public their story and highlight why affordable and attainable housing is critical for stability and success in life,” said Aubrey Hasvold, advocacy manager of the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless. “Hopefully, this will encourage those in power to support policies and initiatives to get people housed and keep them housed.”
Homelessness in the United States is widespread. In metro Denver alone, an estimated 5,467 people struggle with homelessness on a daily basis, with the number growing due to lack of affordable housing.
About Colorado Coalition for the Homeless
The mission of the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless is to work collaboratively toward the prevention of homelessness and the creation of lasting solutions for homeless and at-risk families, children, and individuals throughout Colorado. The Coalition advocates for and provides a continuum of housing and a variety of services to improve the health, well-being and stability of those it serves. Since its founding over 30 years ago, the organization has earned state and national recognition for its integrated healthcare, housing and service programs. The Coalition’s comprehensive approach addresses the causes of homelessness, as well as the consequences, offering critical assistance to over 15,000 individuals and families each year. Learn more at www.coloradocoalition.org.