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Colorado’s Second Chance Center is redefining what success looks like after incarceration

BY: - June 4, 2021

Audrey Tennyson was filling out paperwork at the front desk of Aurora’s Second Chance Center when he looked up and spotted a familiar face. A flood of relief washed over him.  “Taj, is that you?” Tennyson recalled yelling into the hall before pulling the 6-foot-5 man in for a bear hug. It was the first […]

Aurora mayor’s hot take on homelessness denounced by Colorado elected officials, community leaders

BY: - January 8, 2021

Dozens of Colorado elected officials and community leaders gathered via Zoom on Thursday to denounce recent comments from Aurora Mayor Mike Coffman after he spent seven days living on the streets in an attempt to better understand the Denver metro area’s growing homelessness crisis. Coffman said in an interview with CBS4 published on Jan. 5  […]

Racism and homelessness highlighted during three-day Denver ‘vigil’

BY: - October 16, 2020

Community members gathered on the grass in front of the Denver City and County Building on Thursday afternoon to draw attention to the city’s affordable housing and homelessness crisis, which disproportionately affects Black people and other minority groups. The three-day event, called a “Race and Homelessness Vigil,” was put on by the local advocacy organization […]

Sales tax hike to fund climate change efforts now up to Denver voters

BY: - August 4, 2020

Denver voters will decide in November whether to approve a 0.25% sales tax hike to better fund the city’s efforts to combat climate change. In an 11-1 vote, Denver City Council members gave final approval on Aug. 3 to a bill referring the tax measure to the November ballot, potentially giving the city a new […]

Organizers plan Capitol event and call on Gov. Polis to ‘cancel rent’

BY: - June 30, 2020

Organizers with the Denver Democratic Socialists of America and other advocates plan an event at the Colorado Capitol lawn to highlight the risk of eviction for thousands of Colorado renters and to call on Gov. Jared Polis to take action. “We’ll be setting up tents and banners across the Capitol lawn, calling on the governor […]