About Us

The Metro Denver Homeless Initiative (MDHI) was formed in 1994 to coordinate the assistance available from homeless-serving agencies throughout the metro area. MDHI brought together 70 organizations, including homeless-assistance and housing providers, local and state agencies, foundations, mental health centers, neighborhood groups, and homeless individuals to develop a Continuum of Care (CoC) for area residents who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. With support from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and other public and private sources, MDHI has since become a regional leadership body that coordinates resources and services, identifies needs, and disseminates best practices related to homelessness.