Joey BunchJoey BunchApril 20, 20179min133
A Democratic-led House committee killed the latest version of Colorado’s “Right to Rest” bill to outlaw urban camping bans that keep homeless people from sleeping in parks and other public spaces. House Bill 1314 died on a 8-5 vote in the House Local Government Committee, marking the third year in a row the effort by Democratic […]

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Adam McCoyAdam McCoyJanuary 27, 20177min64

Galvanized by shortcoming in their approach to homelessness, Denver officials agreed to purchase a new, permanent building to provide emergency housing for the city’s homeless and called for a more focused, comprehensive approach to the city’s needy. The City Council OK’ed the purchase of a $4.45 million, 48,000-square foot warehouse at 4330 East 48th Avenue in northwest Denver, to serve as the city’s future overflow emergency shelter. The city’s current shelter, the Peoria Emergency Overflow Shelter near Aurora, has served as a temporary facility. There’s no concrete timeline or cost estimate for renovations or opening of the new shelter.