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First of its type in Colorado homeless housing going up at Springs Rescue Mission

COLORADO SPRINGS – A highly visible construction project at the Springs Rescue Mission is turning heads. The four-story building overshadows other smaller buildings in the area.

When completed, it will be a first of its type homeless resource in Colorado. “It’s a 65 unit permanent supportive housing complex for individuals who’ve been struggling with homelessness for a long time,” said Springs Rescue Mission, Chief Development Officer, Travis Williams.

It is much more than shelter and a bed on cold nights. It is transitional housing for one of the most difficult segments of the homeless population, the chronically homeless.

The units will go to individuals identified as chronically homeless. They will have the independence of their own place, but within the complex there will be staff to support them.

“This is one of those projects that can give us an outlet that moves people from the shelter into more permanent and stable housing with the right kind of care for them,” said Williams.

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Bill Folsom

Bill Folsom

Bill Folsom is a reporter at KOAA News 5 in Southern Colorado
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