Evidence-based village of permanent housing and supportive community for men and women coming out of homelessness ... read more
Community Compassion Outreach (CCO) is excited to learn that small houses to assist individuals to exit homelessness in a village setting has been working for the past four years in Austin, Texas. We have great confidence that the model is possible for La Plata County, Colorado!
CCO's Board will soon be voting on the possibility for a consultant to develop and build the Village of Hope. The opportunity gives CCO the responsibility to ensure that the "community" is healthy. We would provide and manage services & programs that are needed for tenants coming out of homelessness.
To end homelessness in Durango, permanent housing is mandatory. Although, we believe in HousingFirst!, we believe that homelessness is caused by loss of community and family.
Fostering and implementing "community" (creating relationships with neighbors, providers, and the rest of the community) are ways to ensure self-sustaining and affordable housing for low-income households.
You can help us make this happen!
Private Investment Opportunities
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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).
Our goal is to raise a minimum of $200,000 to purchase land and meet predevelopment costs. Other events this year are planned to raise the balance of $7.5M fir Phase-!
The Village of Hope financials reflect a budget for two vans or small buses to ensure transportation for tenants from the village to serve tenants going to medical appointments and shopping.