25 East 16th Avenue
Denver, CO 80202
Opened in 2004
216 units: 202 studios with kitchenettes and 14 one-bedroom apartments
Rent: $402 – $600
CALL (303) 764-2100
The Coalition purchased this property from the YMCA in 2001 in order to preserve 167 housing units at-risk of loss. Following extensive renovation and expansion that also preserved a smaller, dedicated space for the YMCA’s fitness program, the property now provides homes for 216 households. This includes those who are homeless and at-risk of homelessness, as well as veterans and individuals with chronic mental illness and substance treatment needs. It is the primary site for the Coalition’s highly successful Housing First program. Civic Center Apartments is also an option for low-income workers in downtown Denver who could not otherwise afford to live in the area. In 2008, Renaissance at Civic Center Apartments received the 2008 Fannie Mae Foundation Maxwell Award of Excellence and the 2008 MetLife Foundation First Place Award for Excellence in Affordable Housing. In 2004, the property received the Colorado Housing NOW! Eagle Award for Creating Affordable Housing in Downtown Denver, the Downtown Denver Partnership’s Celebration of Achievement Award, and the Community Preservation Award from Historic Denver Inc.
“Studies have found that permanent supportive housing for individuals with mental and substance use disorders, compared with treatment as usual, reduced homelessness, increased housing tenure over time, and resulted in fewer emergency room visits and hospitalizations.” — Psychiatric Services Journal (2014)
No pets, companion or assistance animals accepted.
Studios with kitchenettes
One-bedroom apartments with full kitchens
Historic building in the heart of Downtown Denver
Near public transportation
Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm