Metro West Housing Solutions recognized
Nonprofit Metro West Housing Solutions received a 2012 MetLife Foundation Award for Excellence in Affordable Housing for its work at the Residences at Creekside in Lakewood. Presented by Enterprise Community Partners and MetLife Foundation, the award honors outstanding leadership, green design, innovation and effective service provision in affordable senior housing.
Metro West Housing Solutions received $50,000 and will be honored at the LeadingAge conference in Denver in October. The MetLife Award is presented to only four organizations nationally each year.
“We are pleased to celebrate Metro West Housing Solutions as one of the recipients of the MetLife Foundation Awards for Excellence,” said Dennis White, president and CEO, MetLife Foundation. “Because of their dedication, Lakewood’s seniors are provided with high-quality, affordable and supportive housing as they age.”
The Residences at Creekside is located just north of Pierce Street and West Colfax Avenue. The development transformed a one vacant and underutilized site into a “vibrant” community for the area’s seniors. The building consists of 118 permanently affordable apartments and nearly 4,500 square feet of indoor community spaces.
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