The City of Wheat Ridge’s Homeless Navigation Program just reached a hundred people housed since its inception in December of 2020.
The City of Wheat Ridge Homeless Navigation Program follows the county-wide navigator model that was developed in 2020. Wheat Ridge has a Homeless Navigator and a Housing Navigator full-time on staff who help people experiencing homelessness identify solutions to complex health and housing challenges by working collaboratively with and advocating on behalf of each individual.
The navigators assist with a range of needs that can help people get housed such as connecting clients with public benefits, acquiring birth certificates and social security cards, offering stabilization support, applying for housing vouchers, helping with the housing search and security deposits, and providing move-in kits to help folks feel at home once they are finally in their new space.
“It can take months or even years to get someone into permanent or transitional housing. All of this is to say that getting 100 individuals housed is a huge lift and an incredible accomplishment. We are so proud of the work being done in our Homeless Navigation Program,” said Mayor Bud Starker.
Learn more about the Homeless Navigation Program on What’s Up Wheat Ridge.
About the City of Wheat Ridge
The City of Wheat Ridge offers a mix of retail/commercial businesses and unique residential neighborhoods with easy access to the Denver metropolitan area. The community of nine square miles is located immediately west of Denver with a population of 33,000 residents. This home rule city was incorporated in 1969, however, its rich heritage extends back to the 1800s.