Recognized as an impressive nonprofit transforming the face of Denver and beyond, Brothers Redevelopment is pleased to announce that it has been honored as a winner of Denver Business Journal’s 2023 Partners in Philanthropy awards program.
Denver Business Journal’s Partners in Philanthropy awards program honors nonprofit organizations working to make the city, state, country, and world a better place. The program also recognizes businesses going above and beyond to support area nonprofits through donations, volunteer work and partnerships. Brothers Redevelopment and the other 21 Partners in Philanthropy winners will be recognized at the Partners in Philanthropy Awards Breakfast on Dec. 7 at the History Colorado Center.
“We are deeply honored to receive the Partners in Philanthropy award from Denver Business Journal, a testament to the unwavering commitment of Brothers Redevelopment to transform communities and make a lasting impact. This recognition underscores the collective efforts of our dedicated team, partners, and supporters who share our vision of creating positive change in Denver and beyond,” said Brothers Redevelopment President Jeff Martinez. “As we celebrate this achievement, we remain steadfast in our mission to enhance lives and build a better future for Coloradans.”
In its 52-year history, Brothers Redevelopment has grown to serve nearly 30,000 Coloradans annually through housing provision and housing programs. As an affordable housing developer and provider, Brothers Redevelopment owns and/or manages 24 affordable housing complexes across the metro area and Colorado Springs, offering housing to low-income families, older adults, those who experienced homelessness, people with disabilities, youth, and others.
Brothers Redevelopment works to address housing instability through a variety of other resources, including eviction prevention and rental assistance, homebuyer and financial capability counseling, home repair services, senior service provision, and much more.
Some of the agency’s biggest successes in 2022 and 2023 include:
- Completing a landmark affordable housing development —Valor on the Fax — a 72-unit permanent supportive housing community along East Colfax for Coloradans with an acquired brain injury or related disability.
- Preventing evictions for 357 households.
- Providing mediation services to 300 residents to find amicable solutions to tenant/landlord issues.
- Helping 169 homeowners get caught up on their mortgages.
- Administering $6.2 million in rent and mortgage assistance funding and connecting tens of thousands of people to vital housing resources and information through its Colorado Housing Connects (1-844-926-6632) helpline.
- Helping over 3,000 older adults remain in their homes by providing health and accessibility-related home repairs/modifications, exterior painting, and crucial information and assistance.
All this work is possible thanks to strong, long-standing partnerships between Brothers Redevelopment and many for-profit organizations that complete the agency’s work and help implement its mission.
In particular, Huntington Bank — a corporate and organization winner in the 2023 Partners in Philanthropy awards program — is a key partner for Brothers Redevelopment in the implementation of the agency’s mission.
Over the past few years, Huntington has supported Brothers Redevelopment in various ways, including volunteering for the Paint-A-Thon Program and providing financial education at the nonprofit’s affordable housing communities in Westminster and Denver. Additionally, Jim Tanzillo from Huntington serves on Brothers Redevelopment’s Board of Directors.
Other partners in the community that support Brothers Redevelopment’s mission include the Colorado Division of Housing, the City and County of Denver, Tierra Colectiva, CHFA, Enterprise Community Partners, Fax Partnership, DRCOG, Colorado Legal Services, the City of Colorado Springs, Family Promise, NextFifty Initiative, and many others.
Make sure to follow Brothers Redevelopment’s social media pages in the coming weeks to see photos from the Partners in Philanthropy Awards Breakfast.