Williams Pointe project named for MWHS’s first developer
LAKEWOOD, CO – Metro West Housing Solutions (MWHS), the official housing authority for the City of Lakewood, announced today they are a recipient of Colorado Housing and Finance Authority’s 9% housing tax credit award in the first round of selections for 2023.
“We are thrilled to be able to move forward with this exciting project that honors our first developer by creating 44 homes for people in a building that will bear his name,” said Tami Fischer, CEO of MWHS.
Williams Pointe, with sweeping views of Table Mountain and the Flatirons, is named for William (Bill) Lunsford, the person who began MWHS’ 20+ years of very successful tax credit housing development.
His vision of building on this parcel, which was purchased early in his tenure, now can come to fruition, offering beautiful homes to families who will enjoy and enhance this neighborhood.
“It’s exciting to finally fulfill a dream that began nearly 20 years ago to build affordable housing on this spectacular, yet challenging, property. We’re eager to start construction!” said Brendalee Connors, Chief Real Estate Officer of MWHS.
His son, Ryan Lunsford, will help lead the development.
With the housing tax credits secured, MWHS will begin construction in early 2024 with an anticipated opening date of August 2025.
There were 26 applications for the 9% housing tax credit of which 11 were awarded. These 11 projects represent 605 affordable housing units across Colorado.
About Metro West Housing Solutions
Metro West Housing Solutions, established in 1974, is a leader in providing quality affordable housing and transformative opportunities for people and communities. As the official housing authority of Lakewood, MWHS owns and manages apartments in Lakewood and Denver, provides Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers (HCV) to eligible Lakewood residents and facilitates a wide range of human services to support our community’s strengths, culture and diversity. MWHS has acquired and developed 1,658 affordable and LIHTC units, manages 1,411 HCVs and has housed over 30,000 individuals and families. For more information, visit mhws.org.