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Cheyenne nonprofits prepare for 1st annual Affordable Housing Awareness Week

Published: Jun. 17, 2021 at 6:40 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 17, 2021 at 6:43 PM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Five nonprofits in the Cheyenne community are coming together from June 21st to June 25th to host the 1st annual Affordable Housing Awareness Week. Governor Mark Gordon signed a proclamation for the week earlier this month.

Throughout the week, Habitat for Humanity of Laramie County, Family Promise, Comea Shelter, My Front Door and the Unaccompanied Students Initiative will be inviting the community to learn more about affordable housing challenges, and the services each has to offer.

“We’re just really excited about this affordable housing awareness week because it shows that all our nonprofits, in regard to housing, has come together because we’re better together, we’re stronger together,” said USI Cheyenne Program Coordinator, Michelle Coronado.

“The pandemic’s just made it so much worse. The barrier for entry to get into these homes is extremely high, and then trying to maintain housing through experiencing joblessness, and different barriers, and resources that are no longer there to support them, has been the greatest hit to them,” said Family Promise of Cheyenne Case Manager, Aaron Kelly.

“We love to work with other nonprofits and members of the community whenever we can, and that strength of partnership is really what’s going to be able to move this issue forward and find the right solution,” said Habitat for Humanity of Laramie County Special Projects Coordinator, Dan Dorsch.

The organizations also want to thank Governor Mark Gordon, Mayor Patrick Collins and the community for their continued support in bringing a spotlight to affordable housing in the Capital City.

“It’s incredible to see the support that has come out of these meetings for Mayor Collins, and especially also from the public, that we’re hoping to rally around this issue next week,” said Habitat for Humanity of Laramie County AmeriCorps Vista, Hugh Ford.

Each nonprofit has a specific day dedicated to it, you can find the full list of activities and fundraisers here.

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