The Caraway will offer 116 units for families and youth aging out of foster care
WESTMINSTER, COLO. (August 25, 2020) – Maiker Housing Partners recently broke ground on the Caraway, a multi-family, mixed-income affordable housing project. The official groundbreaking ceremony will take place on Friday, August 28 at 10:00 a.m. The project, located in unincorporated Adams County just north of Highway 36 at the I-25 interchange, will repurpose the former Children and Family Services building into 44 units with an additional 72 units added on. This is the first opportunity Maiker has had to adaptively reuse an existing building.
“With the donation of this building from Adams County, we are able to demonstrate how a public private partnership can be maximized to overcome the barriers facing the development of affordable housing today in Colorado,” said Maiker’s Executive Director Peter LiFari. “Our goal for this project was to draw inspiration from and pay homage to the previous use of the site, celebrating the families, staff and previous public investment. With their input and partnership we’ve accomplished our goal of breathing new life into the site as it will now continue to serve Adams County as a vibrant community of affordable homes, set to serve generations to come.”
The Caraway, scheduled to be completed in 2021, will serve households making between 30 and 70 percent of the area median income. Of the units available, 12 will be reserved for youth aging out of foster care as a way to address the high risk of homelessness these youth face.
“So many families in Adams County are in need of safe and stable housing, making this project so incredibly needed,” said Susan Adams, Chafee Program Coordinator for Adams County Human Services. “And to have a place for foster youth to be proud of – to make them feel special and worthy, it’s just amazing.”
When finished, the Caraway will offer one, two and three-bedroom options with community amenities like a fitness room, playground, dog park and rooftop patio where residents can find respite.
“I know how hard it is to find decent, affordable housing to raise your children in, and to have a project like this means so much to me personally,” said Adams County Commissioner Eva Henry. “We chose Maiker to do this work because they’ve been an incredible partner and they really work to build communities, not just housing.”
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Caraway groundbreaking ceremony will be livestreamed on the Maiker Housing Partners Facebook page and Livestream.com, offering community members the opportunity to participate while maintaining physical distance. For more information about Maiker Housing Partners and its work to disrupt generational poverty through socially conscious community development, visit www.maikerhp.org.
About Maiker Housing Partners
Maiker Housing Partners is disrupting generational poverty through socially conscious community development in Adams County. We serve all residents of Adams County by providing access to affordable housing options and community services, and partnering with others in real estate to rehabilitate and preserve affordable homes. Every day, nearly 100 Maikers work in tandem with our members to address the systemic problems that are the root of poverty in Adams County. For more information, visit www.maikerhp.org.