The Metropolitan Denver Homeless Initiative collaborates with partners to implement regional resources to prevent & end homelessness.

Our Mission:

To implement a comprehensive homeless housing and service Continuum of Care (CoC) system in the 7-county metropolitan region surrounding Denver.

Continuum of Care (CoC):

A regional system for helping people who are homeless or at imminent risk of homelessness by ensuring that appropriate housing and services are available.  The Metropolitan Denver Continuum of Care includes prevention, outreach and assessment, emergency shelter, transitional housing, supportive services, permanent supportive housing and permanent housing.

MDHI works closely with each county in its continuum (Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas and Jefferson) to ensure that planning groups have the resources and support that they need to move forward with planning and implementation of strategies to end homelessness.

U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD):

MDHI leads the process for the annual HUD CoC NOFA application. Each year MDHI convenes a series of meetings for metropolitan stakeholder to identify local service gaps and metropolitan homeless priorities.  Identified priorities are used to develop a comprehensive application to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  Since its inception, MDHI has brought in over $100 million in grants for the Denver metropolitan area.  While MDHI facilitates this funding, none of these funds benefit MDHI, which is responsible for its own resource development.