News & Updates, 5549 Marshall Homes
Family Tree began filling service gaps for people affected by child abuse and domestic violence in Jefferson County in 1976 and began offering homelessness services in 1989. Today Family Tree serves the seven-county metro area and partners with all people to prevent and overcome the interconnected issues of child abuse, domestic violence and homelessness to promote safety, healing and stability across generations. Family Tree is the only organization in the Denver-metro area working to address the interconnectedness among child abuse, domestic violence and homelessness.
Family Tree believes everyone needs a safe place to call home. We have been successfully supporting people at-risk of or experiencing homelessness for over 30 years. Our approach employs the evidence-based Housing First model, recognizing that providing a home is the first step to improving health factors and overall functioning. Family Tree then engages clients in comprehensive supportive services, moving people toward stabilization and economic independence.
Family Tree has owned 5549 Marshall Street for more than 25 years. The site is more than an acre and a half and supports a higher building density. Family Tree plans to develop a four-story apartment building with up to 85 apartments. The apartments will be a mixture of 1- and 2-bedroom units for individuals and families experiencing homelessness and those at our below 30% area median income. The facility will have space for community gatherings, on-site staffing and service provision. Family Tree will provide on-site comprehensive, evidence-based services to help residents work toward goals and remain stably housed. The site will be professionally managed and staffed 24/7.
Key partners in the development of 5549 Marshall Street include BlueLine Development, affordable housing developer and property management entity, as well as Jefferson Center Mental Health. Jefferson Center, among other offerings, will provide therapeutic mental health and substance use services.
The proposed development is an approved use of the land, and once completed will be an attractive addition to the neighborhood. Family Tree would like to provide opportunity for the community and neighbors to ask questions and share thoughts on the new development.
Family Tree submitted an application for low-income housing tax credits (LIHTC) on August 2, 2022. The LIHTC application process is highly competitive and many projects have to apply several times. Family Tree is proud to have been awarded those credits on November 15, 2022. Without this critical financing source, our project would not be possible.