About The Colorado Village Collaborative
Colorado Village Collaborative (CVC) is proud to launch Denver’s first tiny home village. Our region faces an extreme lack of affordable housing. Shelters do not provide a home
and are unable to accommodate the number and needs of people on the street. We are convinced that a new model of rapidly buildable housing designed around community,
dignity, and self-determination is a moral imperative for our region. Beloved Community Village will provide 11 homes as a part of a pilot project to establish proof-of-concept.
Colorado Village Collaborative is a Community Organization founded by members of Denver Homeless Out Loud and Beloved Community Mennonite Church along with Alternative Solutions Advocacy Project, pro bono Architects, Engineers, and Urban Planners, and many others, working with and for people experiencing homelessness in and around Denver, advocating for and protecting the rights and dignity of homeless people, While finding alternative solutions to shelters, emergency rooms, and jails..
Colorado Village Collaborative and others hope to simply work alongside those who currently lack housing to create life-saving space and build a self-organized village by and for homeless people themselves.
We believe that everyone deserves a safe place to call home, period.
Following the lead of other cities, including Eugene, Portland, Madison, and Seattle, we are proposing a pilot Tiny Home Village Model with these values in mind: Community, Privacy, Self-Governance, Sustainability, Dignity, Choice, Creativity, and Beauty. We have begun construction on 11 model Tiny Homes and are currently holding community forums to try to get additional guidance from people experiencing homelessness about how to go about pursuing a Tiny Home Village.
Denver Homeless Out Loud (DHOL) works with and for people who experience homelessness, to solve the issues that arise from the experience of homelessness. We work to help protect and advocate for dignity, rights, and choices for people experiencing homelessness. To these ends, we commit our efforts toward goals affirmed and raised by homeless people, within our organization and without. We strive to add our strengths together to create ways of living in which everyone has a safe place they can call home.
We welcome you to join us in this work.
Denver Homeless Out Loud
General meeting Date and Time:
Every Wednesday at 4:45-7pm
2260 California St Denver, Colorado 80205