Our Work

Affordable Housing


More than 50% of rental households in the seven-county Metro Denver area are rent-burdened, meaning they spend more than 30% of their monthly income on rent. Mile High United Way believes everyone deserves a safe and stable place to call home. We expand access to affordable housing options by connecting individuals and families to housing vouchers, rental assistance, and more.

Our Programs

How We Support Affordable Housing

Bridging The Gap

We connect young adults (ages 18-24) who are transitioning out of the child welfare system to stable housing, so they can focus on their future.

Personal Investment Enterprise

We provide families with access to a matched savings account and financial literacy classes so they can save money for first time home ownership.

Community Grants

We invest in other nonprofit organizations that provide affordable housing options and help alleviate the housing crisis in our community.

Impact At a Glance


participants in our Bridging the Gap program maintained stable housing last year


participants have purchased a home through our PIE program.

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invested in 16 nonprofit partners that support affordable housing initiatives. 


In May 2022, we announced the purchase of a 24-unit long-term apartment building in Denver to provide safe and affordable housing to participants in our Bridging the Gap program.

“Moving in means a lot; it’s a blessing and offers me a chance at a new beginning."

Participants in our Bridging the Gap program are connected with affordable housing.


Mid-Session Review: Creating Pathways to Success for all Coloradans
Supporting Colorado’s Migrant and Refugee Community
Mile High United Way Acquires New Long-Term Housing Facility for Bridging the Gap Participants
Making Homeownership, Education, and Business Ownership More Accessible in Boulder and Broomfield Counites
From Lost to Found: Finding My Voice After Leaving the Child Welfare System

From connecting families to quality early childhood education and supporting migrant families to helping middle- and low-income residents access valuable tax credits, we are working toward a brighter future for all Coloradans.

April 3, 2023

In recent months, the Denver community has welcomed hundreds of migrants and refugees from Latin American nations. Learn how Mile High United Way is providing support to families as they begin their transition to living here in Colorado.

December 16, 2022

In May 2022, Mile High United Way Bridging the Gap participants began moving into a new long-term housing facility in Denver’s North Capitol Hill neighborhood. These studio apartments will provide long-term housing for 24 participants.

May 19, 2022

Our PIE program is helping people save money for first-time homeownership, post-secondary education, and small business development.

May 12, 2021

With the support of Mile High United Way’s Bridging the Gap program, Gloria has gone on to become an advocate for youth housing for young adults existing the child welfare system. Gloria recently sat down with her Independent Living Coach, Anna Marie, to share her story.

November 12, 2019


Help Mile High United Way reach more families in need of critical resources like affordable housing.