Last week, the Colorado Village Collaborative released new details of its plans to build a self-governing, off-the-grid village of tiny homes in River North. This week, they started raising money for the project, which is meant for people experiencing homelessness.
Colorado Village Collaborative, working with the Interfaith Alliance and other nonprofits, hopes to raise $20,000 and begin building Beloved Community Village by mid-April. They had reached nearly $1,000 in the first 18 hours.
“Our city faces an extreme lack of affordable housing and a shelter system unable to accommodate the number and needs of people on the street. In response, many housing advocates, developers, and people from the homeless community are convinced that a new model of rapidly buildable housing designed around community, dignity, and self-determination is a moral imperative for our region,” the new fundraiser site states.
Other groups involved in the project include Denver Homeless Out Loud, Bayaud Enterprise (which runs the city’s homeless employment program), Radian Inc., Urban Land Conservancy, Mennonite Disaster Services and Beloved Community Mennonite Church.
By the way: The group has submitted its plans for city approval. They haven’t received it yet, but organizer Nathan Hunt expects an update in the next couple weeks.