Larimer resident Anthony Mainiero reacts upon learning that his former church and school, Our Lady Help of Christians, was already partially demolished in October 2019. (Photo by Remy Davison/PublicSource)

‘We deserve it’: Larimer residents reflect on the neighborhood’s history and the long fight for redevelopment

The June 2014 grant award was a game-changer for Larimer. Groups like the Kingsley Association and the Larimer Consensus Group could help with “low-hanging fruit,” like helping residents keep their utility bills down, but group chair Donna Jackson said the main need was quality housing, and the community lacked resources to build it.