A non-profit organization in Denver by the name of The Colorado Coalition for the Homeless, decided to make an investment and purchase an $8.4 million former hotel in hopes to help eradicate homelessness in the area. Fusion Studios, the newly designed and renovated building has become a tower with 139 mini-apartments for the homeless.
CCH has been working to create housing and support to the gradually increasing number of homeless people in the United States since 1985. 5,755 people in Denver.
CEO, John Parvensky, discovered that Quality Inn and Suites, a local hotel on the major road was up for sale. He seized the opportunity, purchased it and turned it into a homeless shelter. CCH brought the hotel with the money from the city, state, and private organizations.
Fusion Studios, now serves as a shelter for homeless people who are struggling to survive the city’s camping ban that’s still being utilized despite the unconstitutional ruling of a county judge.
“The project was really born out of desperation,” said Parvensky during an interview with Colorado Springs Gazette. “We were scratching our heads trying to figure out how we can shorten the time period so that the people who are on the streets tonight have a place to call their home as quickly as possible.”
For more information about the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless, visit http://www.coloradocoalition.org