Metro Denver Homeless Initiative

Colorado counties are skipping parts of annual homeless count due to coronavirus

BY: - January 30, 2021

Denver and many major cities in the country this year are skipping an annual count of unsheltered people. While absence of the count won’t affect the flow of related federal funds to Colorado, observers say the gap in data will significantly limit the ability of policymakers to understand local issues of housing and homelessness. The […]

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 […]