Friday, February 7, 2020

Homeless in Denver find rooms

A recent study found at least 5,755 homeless people in Denver, Colorado. So when a Quality Inn and Suites went up for sale, the president of the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless (CCH) bought the 139 room hotel for $8.4 million, using private, state and city funds. He renovated the property into Fusion Studios.

                                                                                                         D. Schroeder (CCH)
Fusion Studios now has 139 "microapartments" available to homeless men and women who come from shelters across the city, or even directly off the streets. Many tenants typically pay $100 per month, mostly from benefits such as disability payments. Each room has a private bathroom and kitchette, plus a bed, dresser, desk, chair, mini-fridge, TV, microwave and even a food pantry. According to Denver Housing Department head Britta Fisher, Fusion Studios is "practically instant housing."

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