To provide workforce housing and housing for persons with mental health, substance use disorders and other special needs with affordable housing and services designed to meet their physical, social, and psychological needs, and promote their health, security and happiness.
History and Overview
REDI Is a 501C3 tax exempt nonprofit organization that in 1978 began providing affordable housing for the mental health programs of Denver Health and Hospitals. Their mental health clients were unable to secure affordable housing and this was interfering with their mental health care and overall wellbeing. REDI, with the aid of a $500 startup grant, took the lead in securing Section 8 rent subsidies and developing housing. Today, REDI Corporation remains committed to its mission and is proud have acquired and developed ten projects. Collectively REDI currently provides homes for over 200 residents at any one time.
The funding that Denver Health and Hospitals received for services went to Well Power, formerly the Mental Health Center of Denver (MHCD) in 1989. REDI has partnered with Well Power since that time with Well Power referring clients and providing supportive services to REDI residents. In the 1990’s REDI began providing workforce housing for the community. This might include, for example, people just starting out as a teacher or police person along with people employed in the services industry whether it be a nurses’ aide or a clerk who need affordable housing to make ends meet.
REDI Corporation has partnered with Ross Management for nearly 30 years to manage REDI properties.
Redi has developed a 50 unit apartment complex at 203 So. Federal Blvd.,Denver, named Rhonda’s Place, that will serve individuals who are chronically homeless. The name honors Rhonda Knop, a founding Board member who passed away in 2020. We are in the process of leasing up the units. The project serves both men and women. They will all have access to mental health and substance abuse services which will be provided by Well Power. In addition, they will receive help with learning or relearning activities of daily living e.g. cooking, cleaning an apartment, washing clothes etc. All residents will be at or below 30% of the area median income. Some may have VA or Social Security benefits and many will have no income whatsoever.
REDi Corporation, thanks to numerous donors, has filled the gap necessary to acquire the furniture and the necessary funding to provide for bedding, towels, pots, pans, dishes, silverware, glassware and all necessary supplies to outfit the apartments.
Our Board of Directors
Real Estate Attorney
Mental Health Social Worker
Multifamily Production & Outreach Manager
Colorado Housing & Finance Authority
Zeal for Living
Senior Vice President-Multifamily Advisory Group
Managing Director of Finance