Beloved Community Village is a community of people experiencing homelessness in Denver, CO that began July 2017 as a 180-day pilot project and provides small-scale Tiny Homes for up to 22 people (11 Tiny Homes). The first of it's kind, this project is democratically self-governed with a mission to provide homes for those people experiencing homelessness and to cultivate community living and self-empowerment. The Village is a place that enables people without homes to re-establish their place in a community, and more importantly, it’s a place they can call home. This is a truly radical experiment to help provide just one small solution to homelessness.
In fall of 2017, the Beloved Community Village reached out to the RiNo Art District requesting a creative solution to the lack of privacy for villagers. With a design in hand, the RiNo Art District brought community volunteers together to install an art fence around the village using colored slats woven into the chain link fence.
In January 2018, the Beloved village made a short move across the alley with the support of the RiNo Art District, to be able to extend their trial period for another 180 days in the district. The City’s 180 Provision is currently under review based on the success of the project and advocacy from key stakeholders and may be amended by the end of 2018.
The project is part of the continuing partnership between the village and the Art District during the initial program which is the first of its kind in Denver.
Learn more: Colorado Village Collaborative
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Beloved Community Village
Denver, CO 80205