Archway Housing and Services, a Denver-based nonprofit and ministry of the Rocky Mountain Conference—United Church of Christ that provides affordable housing to low-income families, has opened its newest residence.
The Grand Opening for 40 West Residences (5830 West Colfax Avenue in Lakewood) took place on Thursday, October 5, 2017. Before the ribbon cutting, guests were treated to words of celebration and gratitude from Archway Executive Director Joyce Alms-Ransford, Lakewood Mayor Adam Paul, Archway Cofounder Rev. Robinson Lapp, and several more. After the ribbon-cutting, guests toured living spaces within the four-story, 60-unit facility.
Click here to view a stunning video recap of the Grand Opening, produced by Byron
Goggin and Susu Hauser, owners of The Invisible Lens production company.
Archway’s 40 West Residences emphasize housing and care for veterans, including treatment from the Jefferson Center for Mental Health and other agencies. The Lakewood Elks Club assembled and donated care packages for each of the 25 units reserved for veterans.
To fund the $15 million project, Archway received tax-credits from the Colorado Housing and Finance Authority, as well as donations from National Equity Fund, BBVA Compass, FirstBank of Colorado, Mile High Community Loan Fund, Metro West Housing Solutions, Lakewood/Jeffco Home Consortium, the Colorado Division, Federal Home Loan Bank of Topeka Topeka, The Home Depot Foundation, the Council for Health & Human Service Ministries—UCC, and Urban Lights.
Archway receives ongoing financial support and guidance from several partners, including its former parent-organization, the Rocky Mountain Conference—United Church of Christ.