Moose Lane Property sold to another buyer. We apologize for the bad timing of this report. Someone offered cash for the full price of the property. Nevertheless, the Village of Hope Development is not deterred! There are other properties that will serve the affordable low-income housing of our plans.
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Village of Hope Development
To present our Village of Hope, we planned only 9 family size homes. Our plan is changing with the growing demands presented to us by local nonprofits and school district numbers of homeless students. Family size homes with up to 4-bedrooms is an apparent demand for below $200,000 each.
A presentation (see below) we created is based upon three-phases that was in our original plans and does not include the $1.3 Million property under consideration. On Monday, 2/4/2019, the property is no longer available to us. It means that we pursue other properties where costs and infrastructure is not restricted as in La Posta Area Plan.
Village of Hope Development Fundraiser 2/14/2019 Success!
Saturday, February 23, 2019 Update:
Thanks to our supporters, the Valentines Day Fundraiser at CJ's Diner was a success.
Jerry Martinez and his manager Katarina did a fine job of decorating tables with black linen.
We appreciate those who were able to attend in the snowstorm! Hopefully, everyone got home safely. Ten people couldn't make it, but 58 people came to both 5:30pm and 7:00pm dinner times.
RESULTS OF FUNDRAISER w/donations:
Gross amount raised $1929.55
Expenses (meals & promotions) were ($772.49)
Net amount raised $1,157.06 (incl. donations).
We are searching for land and will update on where we identify acreage.
Our goal is to raise a minimum of $200,000 to purchase land. Other events this year are planned to raise the balance of $7.5M. Durango Star Realty is representing Community Compassion Outreach to broker acreage that has water. The Village of Hope financials reflect a budget for two vans or small buses to ensure transportation for tenants from the village for medical appointments and shopping.
Durango City Council and Staff insist on enforcing the camp ban that expects people to sleep in an insulated tent between sundown and sunrise. At sunrise, campers must strike their tents (in essence giving up the insulation of their only home) — then to wander throughout the day — even in freezing temperatures. Is this a compassionate Durango? People living in their cars will be at risk of being ticketed because there is no legal space where they may park their cars safely, without harassment.
The Village of Hope Development is in its pre-development conceptual plan stage. We lost a parcel to a buyer offering cash for the total price of the land and two structures. There are other properties we identified on the dry side where we could buy many more acreage for less price. Transportation is not an issue, because we are budgeting for buses and vans.
We need to address the housing crises of the school district—they are the country’s future. CCO’s Village of Hope won’t solve everyone’s problem—but, we are planning to offer our small houses for households with children. CCO wants to keep children in school.
You can make it happen with a generous donation! Please support the Village of Hope Development.
Download Livable Wages in Southwest CO 2019 PDF