Denver Nonprofit Converts Former Hotel Into Mini Apartments For The Homeless

The Colorado Coalition for the Homeless (CCH) purchased a former Quality Inn and Suites hotel for $8.4 million and turned it into a homeless shelter, reports CCH is a nonprofit organization located in Denver, Colorado with a mission to provide housing and supportive services to homeless people. Using city, state, and private funds, CCH purchased the hotel, renovated the property, and turned it into Fusion Studios Homeless Shelter.

Fusion Studios contains 139 mini apartment units.  The permanent shelter provides homeless people with access to a furnished room unit with private bathroom and kitchen area. John Parvensky, President and CEO of CCH said “The project was really born out of desperation”.  In the Denver area there are an estimated 5,755 homeless people according report.  The increasing cost of housing, low wages, joblessness, domestic violence, addiction, and mental illness are factors that have lead to an increased number of homeless people. 

Leasing at Fusion Studios began this past February according to
Residents pay monthly rent calculated at 30 percent of their income or benefits. Fusion Studios is just one of CCH’s 17 properties “providing rapid access to housing, crisis intervention, and follow-up intensive case management and therapeutic support services to prevent the recurrence of homelessness”,  notes   

Shelter and permanent housing is among the most critical challenges people face.   The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan has said we should rehab houses in the hood.  During his Saviours Day sermon entitled Divine Instructions and Commands for 2016.  he said “Look at all the homes in Detroit that are going for $5 (000),  $10(000), $15(000) and $20,000 dollars”. “But they’re old mansions and all they need is somebody to love them enough to fix it up and make the neighborhood right” said The Honorable Minister Farrakhan.


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