CCO, Inc., advocates for affordable and available housing to serve those who cannot access affordable housing in La Plata County:
- Persons in homelessness
- Households paying over 30% of income on rent
- Persons with barriers that prevent entry in a shelter or is disqualified for Housing Vouchers
- Unaccompanied Youth Ages 18-25
Persons agreeing to rental agreement, rules and regulations should prove length of homelessness.
Small House designed for persons in poverty and homelessness will be asvailable as soon as we identify a location for the first Phase One
Ten (10) units of the HHi Structural Insulated Panels is planned for the first Village of Hope for people experiencing homelessness and poverty.
CCO reached a Milestone in May 2018 with a dignified insulated lockable safe Small House for people in homelessness and poverty. The Humanitarian House International (HHi) NonProfit in Denver, CO, redesigned an experimental HHi House of PVC Tubing — assessed by the Engineering Design and Practice ENGR 315 during 2018 Spring Semester. Students were under the tutelage of Dr. Don May, Professor of Engineering at Fort Lewis College, Durango, CO.
A Final Report was submitted on April 30th to CCO and HHi as agreed in an agreement to collaborate with Fort Lewis College. The Collaboration shared specific responsibilities according to the November 2017 agreement.
- CCO provided students with criteria and specific goals;
- HHi supplied technical assistance and materials according to the architect’s specifications; and,
- FLC performed accountability of materials, assembled the components, conducted tests, and disassembled the unit to determine the structure’s weight.
In lieu of ordinary frames used in conventional construction, Big Sky R-Control will provide Structural Insulated Panels in a kit with hardware to Ohlson’s specifications.
High Country Homes Builder to manage onsite construction with a training program
CCO’s friends and volunteers, with the help of an experienced and licensed crew at High Country Homes owned and operated by Rick Huber.
Rick has trained individuals in home building and repairs, with a specialty in building self-esteem and personal relationships. CCO is grateful that Rick will be providing our volunteers and friends assistance in the assembly stages of the HHi SIPs small house.
Sponsor the cost of a small house
If you would like to sponsor the cost to build one or more small houses, please contact us.
We’re looking for five acres for our Village of Hope
Somewhere in La Plata County, within ten miles from the City of Durango, five acres are waiting for a village for sustainable living. CCO Board of Directors and volunteers identified an unmet need for small houses with great insulation and heating.
We solve panhandling by getting them off the street and into a house where they begin to live as normally as people with a home or apartment.
Who can stop the flow of Homelessness in our region? Community Compassion Outreach is starting with small houses in villages of 10, 20, and 40 units with running water, power and sewage. Five acres will help make this possible.