Ithaka Housing Options

We currently offer two types of housing with Ithaka: transitional and permanent affordable. Please review the information below regarding our placements. Please also note that we have a 30-day rolling application: you must call in every 30 days in order to stay on our wait list. Our goal in working with applicants is to find the right housing program fit for you. If you have any questions about our housing, please call our office at (719) 578-1629.

Permanent Affordable Rentals:

♦ 45 housing units, ranging from studio and one bedroom apartments to single family homes

♦  Placements in housing made according to need and application date; placement also dependent upon unit openings and family size.

♦  Wait list can vary depending on the familiy's situation and available housing at Ithaka.

♦ Pets allowed on a case-by-case basis only

♦ Goal is to house those making between 15% and 50% of the area median income (defined by HUD as very low income levels). We also house those making over 50% AMI if they have higher barriers.

♦ Rental rates will be based on 30% of your gross monthly household income; utilities & trash paid separately

♦ Applicants must disclose any prior criminal history

Transitional Housing:

♦  Single men and women, including the QLGBT community; no couples, children, or pets

♦ Cost for a private room and shared utilities is $400/mo; residents required to obtain employment within 60 days of entering program.

♦ Optional transitional work program.

♦ Group home living with responsibilities such as cooking, cleaning, and contributing to the household

♦ Residents meet with Transitional Specialist bi-weekly for the program duration of 6 – 18 months

♦ Wait list can vary from weeks to months; must call every 30 days to stay on our wait list

♦ Serving those desiring a sober-living home; those struggling with mental illness; individuals on parole or probation; people fleeing domestic violence or abuse; and those living in emergency shelters, in their cars, or on the street

♦ Applicants must disclose any prior criminal history