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The Crestone Eagle is a nonprofit monthly newspaper serving Crestone and the San Luis Valley

Living Wisdom Village

To the community, 

This month, Crestone Peak Community Housing (CPCH) will participate in one of the largest one-day giving events in the country—ColoradoGives Day, on Dec. 5. We’re asking for your donations to make Living Wisdom Village (LWV) a truly affordable community for Crestone seniors.

In brief: CPCH has the funding necessary to build LWV, a 20-unit senior housing village and community center, starting in the spring of 2024. 

However, a change in contractors has required new plans, different materials and building methods, and a longer time frame for completion. In the meantime, material and labor costs have risen and the initial construction budget is no longer adequate.

This funding shortfall could be covered by a mortgage, but LWV rents would have to be raised to cover this debt. LWV’s goal is to build this project debt-free, to keep rents for our residents, most of whom live on $800-$1,200 monthly social security income, truly affordable at approximately one-third of their income. CPCH’s ColoradoGives fund-raising goal is $50,000 to cover increased costs. To donate, go to and search for “Crestone Peak Community Housing.” 

All donations made now through Dec. 5 qualify for part of a $1-million incentive fund. Or send a check to P.O. Box 911, Crestone.

Sincere thanks, 

CPCH board of directors

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