FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 13, 2020
Vice President of Communications and Public Policy
Colorado Coalition for the Homeless
Colorado Coalition Hosts First-Ever Virtual Grand Opening for Renaissance Veterans Apartments at Fitzsimons for People Experiencing Homelessness
Aurora, CO—Colorado Coalition for the Homeless hosted the Virtual Grand Opening of Renaissance Veterans Apartments at Fitzsimons, 60 apartments for veterans and their immediate families experiencing homelessness or struggling to find affordable housing, on November 13, 2020.
Nearly 200 people joined President/CEO John Parvensky at the virtual event which featured speeches from Governor Jared Polis; Congressman Crow; Michael Kilmer, Director of VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System; T.R. Reid, CCH Board Chair; and Leanne Wheeler, CCH Board Member, followed by a virtual tour of the new building culminating the week of Veteran's Day.
Colorado Coalition for the Homeless and its subsidiaries, Renaissance Housing Development Corporation and Downtown Lofts Corporation, opened a permanent supportive housing development, Renaissance Veterans Apartments at Fitzsimons, at the corner of 17th and Peoria in Aurora, directly next to the Colorado State Veterans Home at Fitzsimons. The project aims to meet the affordable housing needs of veterans and their families experiencing and at-risk of homelessness. In 2019, over 1,000 veterans experienced homelessness in Colorado. Through housing like Renaissance Veterans Apartments at Fitzsimons, the Coalition works to end homelessness for our country’s heroes.
This four-story building features 56 one-bedroom units and four two-bedroom units with full kitchens and bathrooms. High ceilings and large windows in each unit and throughout the building create a sense of openness for the residents. On-site amenities will include case management, 24-hour reception, laundry facilities, TV room, computer lab, outdoor workout facility, dog run, walking path, kitchen, multi-purpose room, and community gathering spaces. It will also uniquely feature a medical exam room for on-site resident needs.
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 people experiencing and at-risk of homelessness 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 more than 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 20,000 individuals and families each year. Learn more at www.coloradocoalition.org.