Two people were murdered and five likely froze to death last week in what has been a deadly end to an extra deadly year for Colorado’s homeless population.
Already this fall, the city of Denver has helped nonprofits buy three motels that eventually will provide hundreds of housing units for those living on the streets
Women account for about 35% of people who are homeless in Mesa County, where the wait for subsidized housing is 3 years.
Researchers found that people who were provided housing through Denver’s social impact bond program died at the same rate as those living on the streets
Business owners and homeless advocates have the same goal: Get people off the streets. It comes with a big price tag.
A Colorado Coalition for the Homeless recuperative care center is set to open this fall, attempting to stop the revolving emergency room door.
The number of people who are homeless in the Denver area doubled from 2020 to 2021, and along with that increase came a surge in the number of deaths among those living outside. At least 269 people who were homeless died in Denver and surrounding counties in the last year, according to a count by […]
When Wanbli Cabrera and several of her family members started camping outside of Four Winds American Indian Council at West Fifth Avenue and Bannock Street in Denver five months ago, they were running out of options. They had been camping on the streets of Denver for years — two, in Cabrera’s case, and longer for […]
Gov. Jared Polis missed the mark when he said in early February that it would “cost lives” to divert COVID-19 vaccines to younger, “healthier” people because “they happen to be homeless.” In fact, the opposite is true – it would save lives. Here’s why. Congregate shelters, which thousands of unhoused Coloradans rely on for emergency […]
Advocates for people experiencing homelessness in Colorado are worried and frustrated that neither homeless shelter residents nor people living on streets are included in the state’s current COVID-19 vaccination distribution plan. An October 2020 draft state vaccination priority plan didn’t mention those living on streets, but did include people living in shelters during the second phase of […]