homelessness

Colorado is still figuring out how to protect the homeless as Denver shelter reports two coronavirus cases

Two patients at the Stout Street clinic tested positive for COVID-19 and are now recovering in isolation. Homeless advocates worry the state isn’t prepared for an outbreak.

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Panhandlers in Denver make an average of $10 per hour, on par with minimum wage. Dogs help, kids not so much.

The most lucrative blocks are near the light-rail, according to a researcher who spent a year observing panhandling as part of University of Colorado Denver's focus on urban social studies

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Homeless shelters and health officials scramble for a plan as coronavirus spreads in Colorado

Health officials are encouraging individuals with coronavirus symptoms to get tested and self quarantine. But what happens when you don’t have a home?

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Colorado wants to ensure coronavirus won’t affect low-income, minority communities disproportionately

Past research on pandemics show inequities by race, ethnicity and income groups in everything from the level of exposure to the pathogen, to health care outcomes

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“Where are we going to go now?” Denver closes park near Capitol, clears homeless camp citing rats, health hazards

City officials say they didn't use closing the park as an excuse to remove an encampment at the high-profile intersection. The people staying there don’t believe them.

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Denver appealing court ruling against urban camping ban

Denver voters rejected a ballot measure in May that would have overturned the camping ban

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Judge rules that Denver’s urban camping ban is unconstitutional

Denver County Judge Johnny C. Barajas cited a decision last year from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that struck down a ban on camping in public places in Boise, Idaho