Caraway is Maiker Housing Partners’ newest multi-family, mixed-income affordable housing project located in Unincorporated Adams County, Colorado. The one-of-a-kind project is Maiker’s first opportunity to adaptively reuse an existing office building donated by Adams County. It features 116 homes for individuals and families, 12 of which have been reserved for youth aging out of foster care as a means to address the high risk of homelessness these youth face. Caraway offers one, two and three-bedroom options for households making between 30 and 70 percent of the Area Median Income. It features community amenities including a fitness room, playground, dog park and rooftop deck for residents to enjoy.
Maiker Housing Partners, the developer of this project, is a progressive housing authority whose mission is to disrupt generational poverty through socially conscious community development in Adams County, Colorado. The 4 percent Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (Housing Credit) was used to develop Caraway.
Maiker Housing Partners exists to disrupt generational poverty through socially conscious community development. Creating exceptional, affordable spaces for individuals to live is part of this work, but another essential component is Maiker’s Family and Community Vitality (FCV) program. Maiker’s FCV program was designed to invest in the individual and collective power of our members through community organizing and resource navigation.
Maiker Housing Partners works with several nonprofit organizations and government agencies across Adams County to deliver essential support services to members (Maiker property residents). Caraway members can work with the resident services coordinator or their community manager to access support from a variety of off-site service partners. Partners include Adams County, Senior Hub, Kids First Health Care, Colorado Kids Belong and more. These partnerships support Maiker members of all ages, through advocacy, direct service support and more- including transitional support for youth aging out of foster care.
Caraway was constructed thanks to a one-of-a-kind public-private partnership with Adams County. Their generous donation and devoted collaboration throughout the project demonstrated how a public private partnership can be maximized to overcome the barriers facing the development of affordable housing in Colorado.