GPR Properties (Greccio Housing, RMCLT, and Partners in Housing) purchased 3 acres of property behind Bentley Commons to be used for an Affordable Housing construction project in 2019-2020.
On December 20th, we welcomed the 338th family into the Affordable Homeownership Program.
We purchased a distressed home on Gomer Avenue, rehabbed it, and resold it through the Land Trust Program. Rehab included new carpet and paint throughout; new cabinets, countertops, and appliances in the kitchen; tile floors in the kitchen, dining room, and bathroom; a completely new bathroom; new hot water heater and furnace; new washer & dryer; stucco exterior with new rear concrete patio; and R-38 insulation.
On December 28th, we welcomed the 322nd family into the Affordable Homeownership Program.
We purchased a distressed home on Nolte Drive, rehabbed it, and resold it through the Land Trust Program. Rehab included new carpet and paint throughout; new countertops and appliances in the kitchen; rehabbed a bathroom; added a completely new bathroom in the basement; new washer & dryer; and stucco exterior.
On August 1, RMCLT became a HUD-approved Housing Counseling Agency and began hosting First-Time Home Buyer Workshops for the entire community.
RMCLT received a $200,000 grant Federal Home Loan Bank to do rehab projects for 20 families! Projects include new windows, furnaces, hot water heaters, backyard water mitigation, crawlspace insulation, and total rehab of deteriorated bathrooms. We partnered with Energy Resource Center for a portion of the work.
We worked with Partners In Housing to rehab and sell two of their condos through the Land Trust Program.
On February 26th, we welcomed the 300th family into the Affordable Homeownership Program.
On December 30th, we welcomed the 265th family into the Affordable Homeownership Program.
RMCLT and Habitat collaborated in the Purchase of a property on Institute Street. This property was developed for two single family homes for very-low income families.
Bob Koenig retired as Executive Director after over 15 years of creating and preserving affordable housing in our community!
We participated in our third Parade of Homes, welcoming almost 2,500 visitors to our home at Woodmen Vistas.
We welcomed the 200th family into the Affordable Homeownership Program.
We participated in our second Parade of Homes, meeting almost 3,000 guests in our home at Woodmen Vistas!
RMCLT and Habitat for Humanity collaborated on Home Depot Day where over 600 volunteers swarmed the Woodmen Vistas neighborhood for one full day!
We purchased an infill lot on St Vrain Street and built three brand-new single family homes.
RMCLT collaborated with the Colorado Springs Home Builder’s Association to participate in our first-ever Parade of Homes. Over 2,400 guests visited our home during the 2-week Parade, learning about RMCLT and the Continuum of Housing.
RMCLT, Greccio, and PIH collaborated to purchase the 24-unit Bentley Commons complex using Neighborhood Stabilization Program funds.
We welcomed the 150th family into the Affordable Homeownership Program.
We purchased an infill lot on Calvert Avenue and built another brand-new duplex.
RMCLT and Habitat collaborated in the purchase of Woodmen Vistas. This site has been developed over the years as a truly mixed-income neighborhood.
We received a house donation on Hathaway Drive, which was shared by RMCLT, Greccio, & PIH for over 10 years.
We purchased 1212 West Colorado Avenue, home of the RMCLT!
We purchased 2 infill lots on Platte Avenue, and moved two homes donated by the City of Colorado Springs.
We purchased an infill lot on Weber Street and built a brand-new duplex.
We welcomed the 100th family into the Affordable Homeownership Program.
RMCLT and Partners In Housing (PIH) collaborated to purchase the Colorado House and Resource Center to serves up to 30 homeless individuals and families. Through PIH, families receive individualized case management, life skills education, budget counseling, education and job counseling, child care and other supportive services.
We welcomed the 50th family into the Affordable Homeownership Program.
RMCLT and PIH bought Park Meadows Apartments to provide 60 affordable rentals in the community.
We purchased the Broadway Bluffs property, and developed the site for fourteen homes. Several of these homes were donated by the City of Colorado Springs and moved from a landslide area.
RMCLT and PIH collaborated in the purchase of a property on Yampa Street. Four homes were built through the Youth Build Program.
RMCLT, Greccio, and PIH collaborated in the purchase of the Dale Street Townhomes. These seven units were used as affordable rentals for almost 10 years, then were sold through an Affordable Homeownership Program.
RMCLT and PIH collaborated in the purchase of a property on West Monument Street. Three homes were donated by Colorado College while a fourth was donated by Vintage Communities. RMCLT owns the property where three of the homes are still used by PIH for transitional housing. The fourth home was in RMCLT’s Affordable Homeownership Program until the owner bought it for himself after 10 years in the program.
We collaborated with Home & Health Care to provide a home for brain injured adults.
We welcomed the 1st family into the Affordable Homeownership Program.
The first Executive Director, Bob Koenig, was hired. He worked from his home that first year.
RMCLT and PIH collaborated in the purchase of a property at Solarglen Drive. Two townhomes were built, which are still used in the PIH program.
Community leaders began brainstorming ideas for creating and preserving affordable housing. The Rocky Mountain Community Land Trust was formed, and Bylaws were recorded on October 29, 1996.