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Denver Educational Senior Citizens Incorporated

DESCI Sells Building and Creates Housing Subsidy Program.

The Denver Educational Senior Citizens Incorporated (DESCI) non-profit organization was founded 55 years ago with the mission of providing safe, pleasant and affordable housing to persons age 60 and over who are Denver Public Schools employees, retirees and members of their immediate families. With the assistance of a low income housing loan from U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, a twelve story, 102 apartment unit building was opened for occupancy. In order to fill the building in the 1980’s when the rental market changed, the DESCI Board opened its doors to residents who had no connection to DPS. It also drifted from its targeted low income residents and admitted residents without regard to income.

In 2013, the Board of Trustees explored various ideas to meet the renovation challenges facing DESCI in terms of the aging facility. After much consideration and input, the Board determined that it could best meet its original mission and financial needs by selling the building and creating a Housing Subsidy Program. To that end, the building was sold on April 9, 2013. Funds from the building sale were transferred to The Denver Foundation to create the DESCI Community Housing Program.

The DESCI Community Housing Program provides rent subsidies to low income persons 60 years of age and older who are DPS retirees, current and former employees, and members of their immediate families. To be considered for a subsidy, please complete the Subsidy Application [PDF] and supply documents to verify eligibility. You will be contacted after your application has been received.

Contact information:

c/o The Denver Foundation
1009 Grant Street
Denver, CO 80203
Email: DESCI@denverfoundation.org
Phone: The Denver Foundation: 303-300-1790 x148