Stable. Safe. Supportive.
Greccio wants to see you succeed. We work to provide all residents the opportunity to join the Greccio Family with special events and on-site programs. We provide opportunities like the Community Gardens, Ice Cream Socials, Fall Festival, Easter Egg Hunt and Brunch, Adopt-A-Family gifts for the Christmas holiday, books in the Grab-N-Go Libraries, and much, much more.
Due to a sound business model, all donations go to support the Resident Resource Center supportive services. Thanks to you, Greccio is changing the lives of our residents through emergency services, life skills, educational, and community building opportunities. To donate now or to see your dollars at work click “learn more.”
Our mission is to provide stable, safe, affordable housing, and to create supportive opportunities and services for our residents to enhance their individual growth.
As a community housing development organization in Colorado Springs, Greccio is passionate about serving as an integral part of the housing continuum. Ensuring that our residents are not burdened by the cost of their housing coupled with the ease of access to the variety of services offered through our Resident Resource Center is critical to resident success. Greccio’s Resident Resource is a hub of activity, offering residents access to a variety of services, guidance, and assistance that helps on their path toward self-sufficiency and independence. The advocacy and outreach provided, as well as the skill and community development offered by the Resource team, creates an environment of support, learning, and advancement for our residents.
WHAT IS AFFORDABLE HOUSING?
Affordable housing is defined as paying no more than 30% of a household’s gross income for housing, including utilities. Households paying more than that are considered cost burdened and paying more than 50% on housing is considered severely cost-burdened.
Of renters in Colorado Springs are cost burdoned
15-24 Years Old
25-34 Years Old
35-64 Years Old
65+ Years Old
A CAUSE FOR CONCERN
This city of Colorado Springs and El Paso County’s Affordable Housing Needs Assessment estimates a shortage of more than 24,000 affordable housing units in our community. This is projected to grow to more than 26,000 by 2019.
Area Median Income
The Area Median Income or AMI (updated annually) for a family of four in Colorado Springs is $73,600. As an affordable housing provider, Greccio serves those residents making 80% or less of AMI. 88% of our residents live on 50% of AMI. 59% of families living with Greccio are single-parent households, roughly 60% of the heads of household are female, 30% of the residents are children age birth to seventeen years, and 24% are seniors.
“You’ve been so instrumental with my stability. I don’t know where i’d be without Greccio. I couldn’t believe the kindness of people that didn’t know me.”
Jordan, Greccio Resident
Opportunities today for a better life tomorrow