# Colorado coalition for the homeless
Denver pays homeless coalition $45 million for hotel rooms
(Denver, Colo.) The Denver City Council anted up another $1.6 million for Colorado Coalition for the Homeless Monday to staff hotels for people experiencing homelessness at risk of catching COVID.
Denver considers giving homeless coalition $5 million for hotel
The former LaQuinta Inn at 3500 Park Avenue has become homeless housing.Google Street View. (Denver, Colo.) The City and County of Denver may help Colorado Coalition for the Homeless add to its permanent housing stock.
Opinion: Homeless coalition client interviews retiring CEO Parvensky
Colorado Coalition for the Homeless CEO John Parvensky is retiring.Colorado Coalition for the Homeless. (Denver, Colo.) John Parvensky makes a lot of money overseeing Colorado Coalition for the Homeless. But then, he’s CEO of a non-profit health care and housing system with dozens of properties.
Opinion: Homeless, disabled often go hand in hand
(Denver, Colo.) If you think homelessness sounds like a struggle, imagine undergoing chemotherapy while living on the street. It happens. Homeless people get cancer. A woman named Brittany who did not give her last name appeared before the Denver City Council recently explaining she has only 18 months to live. She currently spends that time unhoused.
Colorado Coalition for the Homeless CEO retires after 36 years
(Matt Collamer on Unsplash) (Denver, Colo.) John Parvensky is retiring after 36 years as president and CEO of Colorado Coalition for the Homeless. Parvensky built the organization from a small advocacy group with a staff of six and a $100,000 budget in 1985 into a nationally recognized leader in providing integrated health care and building innovative housing for people experiencing homelessness. The organization now has a staff of 750 and a $100 million operating budget.
74% of low-income Colorado renters spend more than half their income on housing
(Alexander Trukhin on Unsplash) Facing a shortage of 114,378 available affordable and available rental homes, 74% of low-income renters in Colorado are severely housing cost-burdened and spend more than half of their incomes on housing, according to a report released Thursday.
Denver plans to house chronically homeless through 2030
A homeless encampment in Denver is swept last week.Denver Homeless Out Loud. (Denver, Colo.) Denver granted contracts to non-profits Monday to continue a grant-funded program through 2030 to house people experiencing homelessness while facing the most stubborn challenges.
Denver's homeless women hidden, face different challenges
(Denver, Colo.) Some people think women rarely become homeless. Women experiencing homelessness don't seem as visible as men, many of whom panhandle. But homeless women exist in Denver. You rarely see them because they're hiding, experts say.
Mobile clinic brings healthcare to homeless people on fringe
Stout Street Clinic's new mobile medical center.Colorado Coalition for the Homeless. (Denver, Colo.) People experiencing homelessness move a lot. So, it can be challenging for healthcare providers to keep tabs on clients.
Denver’s homeless population gets more healthcare options
(Matt Collamer on Unsplash) (Denver, Colo.) The Colorado Coalition for the Homeless opened two new clinics to provide healthcare services to people experiencing homelessness. The 48th Avenue East Health Center opened Monday at the Denver Rescue Mission shelter at 4600 E. 48th St. The center has a lobby, two dedicated exam rooms, two behavioral health rooms, a point-of-care room and a procedure room. The health center will expand in the coming months. The clinic serves about 15 clients per day.
Deaths among Denver’s homeless on the rise
(Denver, Colo.) At least 269 people experiencing homelessness died in metro Denver in 2021, according to a report from the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless. However, the coalition believes that the number is low because it’s the third consecutive year that the number could not be cross-referenced with the Denver Medical Examiner’s Office, which reported 168 deaths among people experiencing homelessness between Nov. 1, 2020, and Oct. 31, 2021 — up 12%from 2020 and 83% over the last five years.
Denver considers building, renovating affordable housing
(Denver, Colo.) More affordable housing may be coming to Denver. The city is considering two proposals: one to build new townhomes, the other to rehabilitate older affordable housing units. The City Council discussed the proposals at the Public Safety, Education and Homelessness Committee meeting last week.