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The Need

The Reality

It is estimated that in Colorado, more than 10,000 adults with developmental disabilities live with caretakers who are over 60.

“I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty sure I am not going to live forever” - parent

Section 8 Housing Vouchers in Jefferson County opened its "wait list for getting on the wait list" for one week in 2016. One constituent entered their name on that list at that time, and still has not been moved onto the waiting list one year. 

Arapahoe County Section 8 Housing Vouchers wait list opened for one day in February 2017.

Affordable Housing

The average disability benefit is $750 per month.

The average one-bedroom apartment in the Denver metro area is $1438