In 2018, The Ramble Collective launched an effort to support the housing needs of adults with IDD. Across Boulder County, an estimated 800 individuals with IDD live with family members aged 60 and above due to a scarcity of affordable, quality, and community-based housing. This is clearly unsustainable.
Through a collaboration with Boulder Housing Partners (BHP), the City of Boulder’s Housing Authority, we are expanding the reach and capacity of our programs and services. BHP’s 30Pearl Affordable Housing Project is now fully occupied.
30Pearl includes 20 units specifically allocated to adults with IDD as part of an Independent Living Community. The Ramble Collective will occupy a combination of retail, commercial and community spaces co-located with these apartments. To download the BHP Fact Sheet, click HERE
We will operate a second social enterprise, coming soon as Ramble Marketplace to support an expansion of our Ramble Opportunities apprentice program. And now our Ramble Community Connections program is up and operating, providing community engagement services to support the residents’ connection with each other and the community.