Family Housing Project

providing stability and preventing homelessness

The Volunteers of America Family Housing Program is a unique partnership with the Denver Housing Authority, in which low-income families can apply for and receive public housing (where 30% of monthly income is paid towards rent) through a preference system in conjunction with metro area transitional housing programs. Volunteers of America is granted 40 units of public housing per year, and have received 320 units of permanent public housing in the community since the project’s inception.
When a family moves into their new housing unit, they are contacted by a family advocate who will work with them on their goals and needs in order to maintain housing and avoid future homelessness. These goals/needs include education, employment, legal aide, rental assistance, parenting support and more. The goal of the Family Housing Program is to provide stability and prevent homelessness for many low-income families in the City and County of Denver.


  • Housing for families (must have children in your custody)
  • Referral from a case manager or advocate
  • Must pass criminal background check, no recent felonies

Volunteer Opportunities Include

  • Family mentoring, tutoring
  • Data entry
  • Sponsoring community events such as: school supply drives & holiday events

Potential applicants should speak with their case managers for a referral to the program.  
Interested volunteers should fill out the Volunteer Program application.

  • 994,290

    Nights of shelter provided through Volunteers of America Colorado last year