2019 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Program Funding – How Does It Impact Us?
Unison is hugely relieved to share that with the signing into law of House Joint Resolution 31 of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, Congress approved the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) budget for fiscal year 2019: (https://nlihc.org/issues/budget/fy19-analysis), and successfully averted a second government shutdown this year. Below are some of the HUD programs that Unison […]
SEEDLINGS class at Unison’s Alto Apartments!
Are you a new or expecting parent? Do you want to learn how to control your stress and how to raise a successful child? Join SEEDLINGS class at Unison’s Alto Apartments! In this 10-week class the facilitator and participating parents will nurture together the seeds of hope, strength, knowledge and love within themselves and each […]
Peter Lifari, Exec. Director- Interview on KUVO: Innovative Affordable Housing Solutions
Peter Lifari, Executive Director of Unison Housing Partners and Paola Diaz, Adams County Poverty Reduction Specialist sat down with Adam Morgan, host of KUVO to discuss how to keep housing affordable and prevent unnecessary homelessness in Adams County, CO through now in the implementation phase – ‘ Adams County Balanced Housing Plan’. Serving the population […]
Setting the Bar High – FSS Graduation
Yesterday, at the Unison offices we celebrated the graduation of Timora from the Family Self Sufficiency (FSS) program. FSS is an intense 5-year program where someone on a Housing Choice Voucher works with our FSS Coordinator, Elizabeth Aryeetey, on their goals. Timora has realized her goal of becoming financially stable and is working towards fulfilling […]
Emergency Rental Assistance Helps Stabilize Family
Jessica reached out to us to say thanks after receiving emergency rental assistance through working with Enrica in Housing Counseling. I had the chance to ask her a few questions about how the program assisted her family (edited below for space). How did you hear about us? My babysitter told me about the workshop that […]
New Playground Built in One Day!
A new playground was built at Creekside Place Apartments thanks to a partnership between Unison, LIFE, KaBOOM!, and Finish Line Youth Foundation. Volunteers from each organization, law enforcement, First Bank, and CHFA assembled the playground and accompanying shade structures. Read more in an article from the Westminster Window. Photo credit: Helen H. Richardson, Denver Post […]
New Vouchers Awarded to Unison to Provide Permanent Homes for Non-elderly Persons with Disabilities
Unison Housing Partners was awarded $158,665 in budget authority for a 12-month term to support 14 Mainstream Housing Choice Vouchers from the 2017 Mainstream Voucher Program. Unison will be Partnering with the Center for Persons with Disabilities to fill these vouchers that will help provide non-elderly persons with disabilities immediate access to permanent housing.
National Night Out
National Night Out was celebrated at Unison communities on August 7th as part of the nation-wide community building event celebrating neighborhood camaraderie and police-community partnerships. Ashley, Community Manager at Aztec Villa, chatted with me about NNO and what it means to residents and staff: What did Aztec do for National Night Out? We cooked out […]
HCV Department Helps Westbury Fire Victims
At about 2 a.m. on Sunday, July 22nd, the Westbury Apartment Complex in Westminster caught fire forcing 140 people out of their homes. The fire was so quick that some residents jumped from second and third story windows to escape the blaze. Two women died of fire-related injuries. For Unison, it was all-hands on deck […]