Mission & Values

Mission:

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

History:

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.

Overview:

The Metro Denver Homeless Initiative (MDHI) coordinates and supports the Metro Denver Continuum of Care (CoC), a multi-agency collaboration focused on reducing homelessness in the seven-county Denver metropolitan area (Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas, and Jefferson counties). The CoC brings together public and private stakeholder organizations to provide a comprehensive array of homelessness prevention activities, housing placement assistance, and related supportive services for persons who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

Continuum of Care Overview:

*See the full list of the Continuum of Care Training Series here.