​February 9, 2017

St. Francis Center Named as CHFA’s 2017 David W. Herlinger Golf Tournament Beneficiary  

Megan Herrera​, CHFA, 303.297.7407​​​​​​​​​​
Andrew Spinks, St. Francis Center, 303.244.0745

(DENVER) – Colorado Housing and Finance Authority (CHFA) announced today it has named St. Francis Center as its 2017 David W. Herlinger Golf Tournament beneficiary. St. Francis Center is a multi-service organization for people experiencing homelessness in the metro Denver area, providing shelter and services that enable people to meet their basic needs for daily survival and transition out of homelessness.

"St. Francis Center is honored to be named the beneficiary of the 2017 David W. Herlinger Golf Tournament. We share in CHFA's belief that everyone in Colorado should have the opportunity for housing stability and economic prosperity, and through our housing program, work to offer dignified, sustainable housing opportunities for previously homeless individuals. We are grateful to CHFA for their partnership and support, and are looking forward to a wonderful event," said Tom Luehrs, St. Francis Center executive director.

CHFA hosts an annual golf tournament to benefit a local nonprofit whose work coincides with CHFA's mission of affordable housing and community development. The event is named in memory of CHFA's former Executive Director David W. Herlinger, who passed away in 2012. It serves as a reminder of his passion for the game of golf, and for helping nonprofit organizations whose work supports affordable housing in Colorado.

This year's event will be held on Tuesday, July 18, at Fossil Trace Golf Course in Golden.

About Colorado Housing and Finance Authority (CHFA)
CHFA finances the places where people live and work. Created in 1973 by the Colorado State Legislature, CHFA strengthens communities by facilitating loans to low- and moderate- income homebuyers through its network of participating lenders, and making loans to affordable multifamily rental housing developers, and small and medium sized businesses. CHFA also provides education and technical assistance about affordable housing and economic development. CHFA is a self-sustaining public enterprise. CHFA issued debt is not the obligation of the state. For more information about CHFA please visit www.chfainfo.com, call its Denver office at 1.800.877.chfa (2432), or its Western Slope office at 1.800.877.8450.

About St. Francis Center
St. Francis Center is a nonprofit institution with roots in the Episcopal Church. It has been a place of refuge for people experiencing homelessness in Metro Denver for more than 33 years, offering a wide array of programs to guide individuals transitioning from homelessness to stability. As a multi-service organization, St. Francis Center focuses their efforts in four key areas: day shelter to meet immediate, basic needs; permanent, supportive housing and case management; employment services offering specialized career training to ex-offenders; and outreach to those living on the streets. Visit www.sfcdenver.org for more information.