Brothers Redevelopment is recruiting landlords across the State of Colorado to rent to residents in transition — those recovering from health problems and leaving rehabilitation. These tenants and Brothers have the backing of one of the state’s strongest safety-net programs, Colorado Transitions Program, which assists select members of Health First Colorado (Colorado’s Medicaid program).
Colorado Transitions provides home- and community-based services that enable elderly, blind, physically or developmentally disabled Medicaid clients, as well as some receiving mental health care, to make the transition to independent living after institutional care, such as skilled nursing facilities or long-term and short-term rehabilitation facilities.
The Landlords Opening Doors Campaign is a movement of landlords willing to consider the applications of tenants who have recovered from severe health problems or other challenges and are now able to live on their own.
• Coloradans ready and eligible for the benefits of this comprehensive program are vetted and backed by Colorado Transitions Program and the state department of Health Care Policy and Finance
• Brothers Redevelopment represents and balances the interests of landlords and property managers leasing a unit through Colorado Transitions Program
• Clients receive rent assistance (about 70 percent of the rent amount is guaranteed every month and paid directly to the landlord) with the remainder paid by the client
• Household set-up funds are available
• Turnover rates are low among disabled and elderly tenants
• Homemaker services are available to help maintain homes
• Colorado Transition clients receive intensive case management, which help make them better and more reliable tenants
• Transition coordinators help clients make the change to independent living during the first 30 days
• Clients receive living-skills training and benefit from peer mentorship
• Tenants placed through this program are required to adhere to good tenancy practices, such as direct communication, timely payment of rent and conflict resolution
• Resources are available for Brothers’ expert construction crew to modify eligible single family homes for landlords to make them safer and more accessible
When the whole community comes together for this kind of effort — landlords, state leaders, families, friends, advocates, counselors, medical and other service providers — deserving Colorado residents can secure the kind of housing that makes lives better and communities stronger.
This integrated approach serves society as a whole by eliminating the high costs of housing people in institutional settings who, with a little help, could be living in traditional housing.
Brothers is seeking landlords interested in being part of this community-wide commitment to high-quality independent living for all Coloradans.
We are also helping other prospective tenants with other types of housing vouchers connect with landlords. Please inquire.
Anne M. Pierce, Landlord Recruitment Specialist