Greccio's Integrated Approach
Greccio is a community organization in Colorado Springs that provides stable, safe, and affordable housing, offers resources for residents to achieve stability, and promotes solutions to the affordable housing needs of our community. 

Greccio currently serves over 1,000 residents per year through properties across Colorado Springs. Beyond providing affordable housing to lower their cost of living, we offer access to a variety of services, guidance, community events, educational workshops, and ongoing assistance that helps on their path toward self-sufficiency and financial independence. 

What We Do

Stable. Safe. Supportive.

Leasing

  • We provide access to affordable and obtainable housing in Colorado Springs
  • Leasing maintains a Waitlist for 28 affordable apartment communities in Colorado Springs
  • We walk people through the process of obtaining affordable housing and the qualifications for our program 
  • We educate individuals on the ins and outs of rentals and leasing agreements
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Resident Resources

Greccio's Resident Resources and supportive services were developed in 2002 to provide essential training in life skills, managing a household, achieving a living wage, provide coaching, peer support and emergency services that aid in resident success. Resident have access to Life Skills & Education classes, Outreach & Advocacy services, Emergency Assistance provisions, and Community Development programs that allow positive life choices and establish new behavioral responses that chop away at the cycle of poverty.

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EMERGENCY SERVICES 

  1. Eviction prevention program and rent assistance. Financial resources to address a one unexpected life crisis (health care issue, car problem, loss of job, etc.).

  2. Food security resources. Our weekly no-cost food pantry at Plaza on Platte and our monthly mobile markets at Lunar Park, the Kittyhawk Apartments, and The Atrium at Austin Bluffs. Partners include Care and Share, Food to Power, Trader Joe’s, Sprouts, Maverick, and Kum N’ Go.

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FAMILY ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS AND SERVICES

  1. Holiday programs. Adopt A Family Christmas gifts for 60+ families each year in partnerships with the Lions Club of Colorado Springs and dozens of individuals. Thanksgiving baskets for 50+ families each year in partnership with Pikes Peak Kiwanis.

  2. Community gardens. Currently in place at 8-10 of our properties to provide healthy food and a shared family experience of home gardening.

  3. Community building events including ice cream socials, BBQs, outdoor activities, and cooking classes.

  4. Mobile vet clinic in partnership with The Pet Cross, Inc.

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EDUCATIONAL AND VOCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

  1. SPACE (Single Parents Advancing Careers through Education). Financial assistance to support single parents and their children who are completing a college program, vocational training, or a certificate to enhance their career opportunities.

  2. Children’s literacy baskets. Supporting families with an age-specific in-home reading program.

  3. Grab and Go libraries. Mobile libraries at each of our properties with books supplied by the Pikes Peak Library District and private donors.

  4. Financial literacy training, budgeting workshops, and first-time home buyer classes.

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CAPACITY BUILDING FAMILY SUPPORT

  1. Volunteer opportunities with resident resources, maintenance, and leasing.

  2. Resource navigation. Our Resident Resources team has become skilled at providing referrals for other agencies when our in-house programming and services do not meet the needs of our residents.

  3. Field placement site for social work students. Starting in August 2022, Greccio will become a field placement site for BSW and MSW students from UCCS and other social work programs.

Maintenance

We often refer to our Maintenance team as the "first responders" of Greccio. On any given day one of these team members is out at one of our 28 properties, fixing problems, helping residents, and doing whatever needs to be done to to keep Greccio running smoothly and maintaining the mission of providing safe, stable, and supportive housing. The Maintenance Department is vital to the smooth operating of Greccio Housing. They are our frontline to any and all problems that arise across our  properties. They handle all routine maintenance, emergencies, and play a crucial role in all move outs and move ins. 

Residents: A Note from Maintenance

  • An emergency is defined as loss of water, heat or electricity, flooding, fire, gas leaks, or lock problems. Please call 719-475-1422, ext. 124 with all other maintenance requests.
  • Door codes are set for your convenience, please do not share them with guests.
  • The installation of a satellite dish requires written approval from Greccio Housing. Please contact your Leasing Agent for more information.
  • Here at Greccio we strive to keep our properties nice for all of our residents, please notify us immediately with any concerns.
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