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Douglas County homelessness initiative to discuss temporary housing solution

Douglas County’s Homelessness Initiative will be discussing a potential short-term housing solution in the form of a Pallet center at its June 9 meeting in an effort to provide more local … more

Unauthorized camping occurs in spots across Centennial

In Centennial, cases of unauthorized camping — a visible sign of regional homelessness — have occurred along the High Line Canal Trail in the city’s west end. They’ve also popped up along the Arapahoe Road corridor, off Interstate 25, and in or near park areas. more

Sheridan forum shares struggles, solutions of homelessness

The event was sponsored by a network of nonprofits, including Change the Trend and the South Metro Community Foundation, which put on similar forums in Englewood and Littleton last year.  more

Littleton council eyes string of priorities over next year

Littleton’s city council is staring down a full plate of priorities for the remainder of 2022 and into 2023, hoping to tackle a slew of initiatives on financial sustainability, arts and … more

How Littleton's Bemis Library became a resource for the unhoused

Littleton's library has become a refuge and a resource for those experiencing homelessness, though it has faced some unease from the community for doing so.  more

Centennial could see effects from an Aurora camping ban

With Aurora ready to roll out a camping ban policy of its own, more people experiencing homelessness could be pushed into nearby Centennial. more

Arapahoe County OKs $300,000 for regional homeless navigation center

A proposal to create of a navigation center to help connect those who are homeless in Arapahoe County with resources is coming closer to reality after the county approved $300,000 to help establish … more

3 metro cities are proposing a ‘navigation center’ to address homelessness. But what does that mean?

With homelessness on the rise throughout the Denver metro area, a task force made up of the cities of Littleton, Englewood and Sheridan, along with local and regional nonprofits, are forging ahead on … more

Elizabeth police chief responds to talk about homelessness

Following a recent flurry of comments about homelessness on an Elizabeth-area Facebook page — sparked by a resident’s post complaining about a person who appeared to be homeless — town Police Chief Melvin Berghahn engaged in a Q&A with the Elbert County News regarding issues around homelessness. more

As homeless numbers rise, Englewood, Littleton, Sheridan push toward solutions

As alarming numbers paint a picture of increasing homelessness in the Denver metro area — a trend that predates the pandemic but was likely worsened by it — advocates hope to build on promising … more

Englewood coalition on homeless finds strength, success in numbers

Robert Balukas was one of many people in Englewood living out of sight, without shelter, struggling to survive in a city where he once carried the key to his own residence. But when he met a man at … more

For homeless people, the streets, and the laws, are often gray areas

To Englewood police Sgt. Tracy Jones, the homeless situation on the city’s central streets is a row of stops — the light-rail station, the library, the Englewood Trolley bus route, the Walmart, … more

Escaping the streets can be a struggle

Darin Barton likes Golden so that is where he chooses to live — even though he’s homeless. Single men “literally have nowhere to go, except to Denver,” Barton said. “And I don’t want to … more

Homelessness in Englewood: No place to call home

During a cleanup along the South Platte River in January, Englewood police counted 21 campsites with about 30 people living on its east banks. Some 25 truckloads of trash, human waste, syringes and … more

Homeless in Jeffco: One day on the streets

Every year in January, a small army of volunteers from churches, human services departments, nonprofits and law enforcement fan out into communities across the nation and conduct a point-in-time … more

Annual homeless count tallies an elusive population

On a balmy January night this year, 5,116 people were counted as being homeless in the Denver metro area. In Jefferson County, 394 homeless individuals were counted. The annual Point in Time (PIT) survey is conducted on a January night across … more
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