Metro Denver faces a severe, unprecedented housing crisis. On any given night, 1,300 persons are forced to hide in alleys, behind dumpsters or along the river while they seek to rest safely. Among the most vulnerable are older women who, nationally, make up over 1/3 of the homeless population. This transgender inclusive Women’s Village will center the lives, voices, and experiences of women coming out of homelessness.
Building A Movement
Denver's second tiny home village was originally proposed to be built next door to St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, reflecting St. Andrew's 100+ year history of care and relationship with their marginalized and oppressed neighbors. The project was denied in July 2018 by Denver's Landmark Preservation Commission, stating a lack of historic precedent for similar structures within the district.
CVC is currently in the process of choosing a site for the Women’s Village with a goal of breaking ground on the project before the end of 2019.