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Greccio Housing and Family Life Services forge partnership

Published: February 14, 2014, 4:58 pm, by Jakob Rodgers

Family Life Services and Greccio Housing have partnered to serve single mothers across the Pikes Peak region — a move meant to expand one organization’s housing stock while allowing another nonprofit to focus more on its programming.

The partnership was detailed Thursday at a monthly meeting of organizations serving the homeless.

Under the deal, which was forged earlier this year, Greccio will manage a Family Life Services’ housing campus that is catered toward single mothers.

The deal should allow Family Life Services to focus more heavily on funding its own programs for single mothers, including professional counseling and mentors for single mothers. Meanwhile, Greccio will market those programs more heavily to their clients, though none will be required to participate.

The campus, at 1880 S. Cascade Ave., features 10 apartments – some of them much larger than normal apartments in Greccio’s portfolio, said Kelly Jackson, Greccio’s development director.

HERE’S A VIDEO OF JACKSON DISCUSSING THE REGION’S LACK OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING.

“They have up to four bedrooms over there, so that helps with larger families,” Jackson said.

With the deal, Greccio now manages 21 apartment properties featuring 433 units — all of which are catered toward low-income people across the Pikes Peak region who are in need of affordable housing.