• Must be a family. (3 or more people in the family, or a single parent with 1+ minor children. Unable to serve roomates/couples at this time).
  • Must meet a minimum 15% of area median income and at least one adult in the household employed.
  • Must be literally homeless OR living in unsafe conditions (domestic violence, other abuse, living in a place not fit for habitation) OR in imminent danger of becoming homeless because cost of current housing is unaffordable for the family OR couch surfing (no permanent bedrooms and living space) with friends or relatives OR family split between different locations due to size of family OR family is unable to afford adequate size housing.
  • The primary applicant will need to fill out an application, and each co-applicant age 18+ will need to fill out the co-applicant application. 
  • Must be willing to have 2-3 monthly meetings with the Transitional Specialist to create goals and action steps, and progress toward the goal of acquiring stable housing outside of Ithaka. 

Service-Enhanced Transitional Housing

Eligibility for our program: 
General Information: 
Application: 
  • Transitional housing provided for a period of one to two years as families work to overcome their individual barriers to secure housing outside of Ithaka.
  • Wait list can vary depending on the family's situation and available housing at Ithaka. Must call every 30 days to stay on our wait list once you are approved for the wait list. Placement is based on chronological order and upon unit openings and family size.
  • Pets allowed on a case-by-case basis only and require an additional deposit and monthly pet fees.
  • Transitional Program fees are 30% of the family‚Äôs gross monthly household income; utilities & trash paid separately.
  • Applicants must disclose any prior criminal history, and we do work with those with criminal backgrounds.

If you are interested in applying to our service-enhanced program, please download an application, fill the application out in full, and either email the application to applications@ithakaland.org, mail the application to 321 Mesa Road Colorado Springs, CO 80905, or drop the application off in person to that same address. All co-applicants age 18+ will need to fill out the co-applicant application. Please note that due to limited resources, it is possible that not all qualified applicants will get accepted into one of our programs.