Greccio Housing's mission is to provide stable, safe, affordable housing; to offer resources for residents to achieve stability; and to promote solutions to the affordable housing needs of our community.
In 1990, Claudia Deats-Rodgers envisioned improving the quality of life for people in need of affordable housing in Colorado Springs. As a former Franciscan Nun who had worked with the Diocese to create affordable senior housing, she knew what it would take to meet that need. She gathered a group of dedicated volunteers and started Greccio Housing.
Greccio has grown from 9 apartments in a single property to 501 apartments and approximately 1,000 residents at any given time across 22 properties throughout Colorado Springs. Colorado Springs has been one of the hottest housing markets in the nation for the past several years, with no slowdown in sight. The Colorado Department of Local Affairs, State Demography Office estimates that Colorado Springs will experience an increase of more than 100,000 residents by 2025. In 2014, The City of Colorado Springs and El Paso County conducted an in-depth analysis of affordable housing within our community. This study concluded that there was a shortage of more than 24,500 affordable housing units for Extremely Low-Income to Moderate-Income Households. As a result of this assessment, the City made affordable housing a top priority, through infill revitalization projects, senior housing, and workforce housing development. They also stipulate that these projects must have quality designs that are compatible with existing neighborhoods. One way that the City expects to fill these needs is through the encouragement of relationships between nonprofit and for-profit developers.
Greccio is committed to leading the charge in meeting the needs of our community through the revitalization and development of affordable multifamily properties. Greccio was founded on the belief that each person has value and is deserving of a safe, stable and affordable place to live. It is with our mission in mind that Greccio is moving forward with expanding our portfolio and improving the lives of our residents and community through our array of supportive services. Greccio seeks to empower every resident with the tools they need to live independently and maintain their housing stability.
I just wanted to tell you, and all of Greccio, how much I appreciate all that you do for your residents.
I just walked by our newly stocked Little Library, and found 3 books that I was so happy to find. It's these little things, like the Little Library, the tickets from the Pikes Peak Center, the parties you organize, and the big awesome Food Pantry that you all run, that really adds to the quality of my life. I feel so taken care of here.
I really appreciate all of the hard work that you do to add joy to our lives. It goes far beyond just having an affordable place to live, and that's what makes Greccio so special.
-Kristina W, Resident