The Holiday Campaign is helping families with emergency housing funds.
A campaign to raise $ 75,000 to help people get or keep housing in the Denver area during the holiday season is running this month through the end of the year.
The Handy Giving campaign, which is part of the Metro Denver Homeless Initiative (MDHI), begins Tuesday and runs through December 31, according to a press release.
The campaign aims to help 50 families find housing. MDHI is working with more than 80 local organizations to provide one-time emergency funds to households facing a housing crisis, the statement said. When all other funding has been exhausted, the Housing Stability Fund steps in.
“Without the Housing Stability Fund, hundreds of people in our area would have fallen into homelessness or remained homeless over the past three years,” Jamie Rife, MDHI’s communications director, said in the statement. “It is literally a fund of last resort when all other avenues have been exhausted by a household case manager.”
The Housing Stability Fund is supported by the Metro Mayors Caucus, the Denver Foundation, Mile High United Way, Wells Fargo and private donors.
Funding is given to a third party provider, such as a utility company, landlord or owner, moving company, and MDHI does not directly fund households. All funding requests are made by MDHI partner organizations on behalf of clients. Assistance is monitored to ensure that there are no duplication of services. To donate, visit MDHI.org/donate.
“In some cases, we’ve seen as little as $ 57 taking a family away from a home. This Fund is helping to remove these last hurdles, ”said Rife. “With the holidays fast approaching, we are ask for community support by offering hope in the form of housing this season.