Lee Hill: A Housing First Community
31 one bedroom apartments for people experiencing chronic homelessness.
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To become a resident at 1175 Lee Hill, you must join the waitlist through a reference from the Boulder Shelter for the Homeless or another local agency. The Shelter processes the eligibility of all applications using the Housing First Criteria, then the application is processed by Boulder Housing Partners before applicants are added to the waiting list.
Construction at 1175 Lee Hill began in October 2013 and the Grand Opening was November 3, 2014.
1175 Lee Hill is a two-story apartment building located on the corner of Lee Hill and Broadway in north Boulder with 31 fully-furnished one bedroom apartments. This is a Housing First development which aims to support the chronically homeless, one of Boulder County's most vulnerable populations. In addition to housing, residents will receive support services from case managers.
The Housing First approach is founded on the belief that the first and primary need for the homeless population is to obtain stable housing. Other issues (e.g. disabling conditions, joblessness, poor health, alcohol addiction) that may affect the homeless can and should be addressed through case management and supportive services once housing is obtained.
Similar programs in other municipalities have shown that once these individuals have stable housing, they begin to work on the other hurdles in their lives. Studies have also shown that Housing First programs are highly cost effective as they significantly reduce demand on hospital emergency rooms, jails and court systems, and human service agencies.
News & Awards:
Mountain Plains NAHRO Affordable Housing Innovation Award - June 2015
Mountain Plains National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO) awarded their Affordable Housing Innovation Award to Boulder's first fully dedicated Housing First community, 1175 Lee Hill. NAHRO's award requirements for the Affordable Housing Innovation category state: "Programs that produce affordable housing projects in an innovative manner, such as creative financing, public/private partnerships, mixed use developments, adaptive reuse or special needs housing." Learn about Mountain Plains NAHRO at www.mpnahro.org.
2015 ULI Colorado Impact Awards
1175 Lee Hill Housing First community was a finalist in the Influence category at the 2015 ULI Colorado Impact Awards.
Watch this video about 1175 Lee Hill from ULI Colorado.
City of Boulder Inside Boulder News - October 2014
Watch this video about 1175 Lee Hill from City of Boulder.
1175 Lee Hill - Year Four Report
Boulder Housing Partners and the Boulder Shelter for the Homeless are pleased to present this annual report for 1175 Lee Hill. This property offers 31 households the opportunity to live in a supported yet independent apartment environment as they transition from chronic homelessness. The building opened on November 3, 2014.
Click here to see a snapshot of the 2018 Annual Report
Lee Hill Front Desk: 303-862-4457
Lee Hill Property Management Team: 720-564-4638, [email protected]
Boulder Shelter for the Homeless: 303-442-4646
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