Posada is the lead agency addressing homelessness in Pueblo. It is the first stop for homeless people and those facing homelessness to obtain services, information and referrals and emergency shelter.
"I am deeply grateful and appreciative of the program because I was facing homelessness... thank you for all your services."
- Anonymous Posada
Great people doing great things for families and young people in need.
- Bryan Kelsen
Posada's mission is to provide housing and supportive services that empower homeless individuals and families in Pueblo County to become self-supporting members of the community.
Posada incorporated in February 1987 to address homelessness in Pueblo County, Colorado. By April, began providing emergency services in area churches and temporary location; by October, opened a shelter at 112 W. D Street.
Reflecting shifts in the homeless population, Posada's board made the decision in October, 1992 to phase out services to single men and concentrate resources on homeless families with children.
D St. facility closed; central office for intake and outreach opened. Additional motel rooms for temporary housing secured. Property at 731 E. 4th St. purchased and rehabilitated into transitional housing for families and children..
Purchased property at 1008 N. Grand Ave. to provide supportive services and house administrative offices.
Complete new construction of 10 affordable homes (less than $70,000) around Pueblo.
On-site medical treatment facility operated by Pueblo Community Health Center opened at 1008 N. Grand; rehabbed a home for less than $50,000 and sold it to a family with two disabled members.
Converted transitional housing on 4th St. to Single Room Occupancy to provide permanent housing to homeless individuals who are employed or in school.
Constructed a four-plex for low-income permanent housing on 5th St.
Housing families and individuals in apartments and homes in a TBRA program. Purchased Monterey Apartments-a 16-unit apartment complex to transition families out of homelessness and into permanent housing.
Distributed more than $1,000,000 of stimulus dollars back into the community through rental and utility assistance.
First annual Art Off the Street fundraiser. 500 individuals and families with dependents were beneficiaries of rental
assistance or temporary and permanent housing.
Posada purchased a new Supportive Services Center at 225 Colorado Avenue. In June, 16 newly renovated Hudson
housing units were presented to the community.
Posada opened a Youth Drop-in Center at its Supportive Services Center. The center establishes trusting relationships with homeless youth, maintains continuous outreach, and work towards creating a comfortable place for youth to receive services and shelter.
Expansion of Youth Drop-in Center and Tenant Based Rental Assistance Program.
Posada purchased a new property at 2105 Norman Lane. The property will be used as transitional housing for homeless youth in Pueblo.
Posada began delivering all case management services in scattered sites throughout the City of Pueblo. Became the full owner of Rio Sacramento, a 40-unit complex of three and two bed units that provides support to low-income households.
The State of Colorado Division of housing awarded 10 Permanent Supportive Housing vouchers to Posada to provide permanent rental subsidies to a population of chronically homeless individuals.
Posada saw an increase in the number of seniors and disabled homeless who need extended services and because of this, Posada is in the process of acquiring and remodeling an old motel to serve this population.
Posada initiated a scholarship fund Posada Moving Up Scholarship to support two homeless or formerly homeless individuals enrolled at Pueblo Community College. Two scholarships in the amount of $3,000 each are awarded in the fall. Posada seeks to support the academic goals of students with the hope of enabling self-sufficiency.
Posada will introduce Pueblo’s first single room occupancy (SRO) housing dedicated to serving a population of homeless aging adults over 55 citizens in Pueblo. The 18-unit development seeks to embrace the Aging in Place model enabling seniors to live independently for a longer period. The new housing model will be located at 2124 Lake Avenue.
Posada renovated their emergency shelter units for families with children and began the renovation of 2124 Lake Avenue that will house homeless aging adults in 2022.
Posada purchased 2 4-plex (8 units) to add to their affordable housing units. (2 units are being used to house homeless individuals who test positive for COVID while they recover from their symptoms during their quarantine period).
Posada provides emergency shelter for 10 families: 32 units of housing for veterans; 52 units of affordable permanent housing; and 6 units of transitional housing for youth ages 18-24. Posada will be opening soon Pueblo's first 18-unit single room occupancy (SRO) development for homeless aging adults.