Posada’s Elko Shelter
Families with children in need of shelter are housed at Posada’s Elko Avenue Apartments in eleven units. This is Pueblo’s ONLY family shelter that keeps a family together in a single family setting to ensure their privacy as they work collectively with a Posada case manager to secure permanent housing and stable employment. Families are housed at Elko for up to two months as their basic needs of food, shelter and clothing are met. Families can apply to the Tenant Based Rental Assistance Program if they are able to obtain employment and adhere to the regulations of the program.
A Posada case manager provides referrals to homeless individuals for shelter, food and employment assistance, review options for low-income housing and identify community resources and programs to obtain self-sufficiency. Showers are available to the community at Posada’s Supportive Services Center Monday – Friday from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 pm.
Posada can provide assistance with:
- Housing Counseling
- Life Skills
- Education & Employment Assistance
- Legal Services
- Mental Health & Substance Abuse Counseling
- Referrals to Local Agencies
- Showers & Haircuts
- Laundry Assistance for Youth Only
- Affordable Housing
- Emergency Shelter
Emergency Solutions Grant
Homeless Prevention and Rapid Rehousing
Please call Posada at 719-545-8776 to inquire about current funding availability
Beginning in 2016, Posada will have limited funds to assist with rental arrears. Please contact a case manager to determine if you meet the qualifications for assistance. The pre-application for the program can be accessed and printed by clicking the titles below.
Posada Housing Programs
Tenant Based Rental Assistance
Posada is able to assist homeless families, youth aging out of foster care and individuals with obtaining stable housing. Through the TBRA program, Posada can pay security deposits and rental expenses for up to two years. Personalized case management is provided for all program participants to ensure goals are met and self-sufficiency has been obtained after exiting the program. The TBRA program is fully leased at this time.
The goal of the Rapid Re-Housing Program is to provide homeless families and individuals with adequate time, case management and support to acquire the personal resources necessary to live independently. Posada can assist with rental, medical, food and transportation expenses for one year. Participants are enrolled in mental health counseling and services, employment training courses, parenting classes, healthy nutrition courses, substance abuse counseling and other programs when necessary to address the underlying issues that lead to homelessness. Posada plans to continue to develop
In 1997, Posada received a Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO) designation from the City of Pueblo. Through this designation, Posada is capable of implementing strategic housing development plans to assess and address housing needs in Pueblo County. Posada completes its continuum of care by developing affordable low-income housing for the Pueblo community. Families, veterans and individuals are able to achieve final independence from homelessness. Posada has provided 104 new construction and rehabilitation projects in Pueblo since 1997 with donated labor and materials, using donated land and a homeowners’ sweat equity to reduce the costs of build or renovations.
Posada’s Permanent Housing Program addresses the need of permanent housing for homeless youth and individuals with disabilities. Clients are provided assistance with rent and the rental deposit to secure stable housing. Clients can also receive assistance with food, medical or transportation expenses.