APRIL 26, 2016
Original article posted on BusinessDen.com
On Monday, the Mental Health Center of Denver (MHCD) broke ground on a $10.6 million apartment building in southwest Denver that includes counseling and other services onsite.
Sanderson Apartments’ 60 one-bedroom units will be open to the physically and mentally disabled as well as to homeless and low-income Denverites.
But unlike some similar housing projects, applicants that want to live at the three-story complex – which will include a library, fitness spaces and a garden – don’t need to be in treatment for mental illness or substance abuse to qualify for housing.
“What we find is that their ability to get well comes after (they get housing),” said Dr. Carl Clark, CEO of MHCD, at a groundbreaking ceremony.
Residents’ rent will be equal to 30 percent of their income and will be subsidized by housing vouchers. Low-income housing tax credits as well as funds from the city and state will finance construction.
What do you think? Be part of the conversation. Express your thoughts in the comments below…
Looking for an opportunity within the Mental Health Care field? Check out our Active Opportunities anytime online through the LINK HERE. We look forward to working with you!