DougCo seeks homeless shelter site, but not in Castle Rock
[CASTLE ROCK, COLO.] If Douglas County finds a location for a homeless shelter, Commissioner Abe Laydon told town council members it would not be in Castle Rock. Laydon spoke at length Tuesday night about the county's efforts that led them to suggest a site next to the county detention and justice center in Castle Rock earlier this year. When the plan met strong opposition from the town council and residents, the county dropped it.
Friday in Portland: 1 injured in shooting at MAX station, Betsy Johnson faces criticism over comments
(Scott Olson/Getty Images) (PORTLAND, Ore.) Hello Portlanders! It's Friday, July 1 - Here's your daily round up of all the news happening in the City of Roses. 1. Shooting at Gresham MAX station leaves one injured.
L.A. Homeless were removed from their camps to clear space for the arrival of World Leaders for Summit of Americas
The homeless people in Los Angeles were removed from their camps last week to clear roads and make space for the arrival of the World Leaders for the Summit of the Americas. A picture depicting homelessness in Los Angeles, California.Frederic J Brown / AFP.
Committee recommends extending contracts to house homeless at hotels
Denver's Safety, Housing, Education and Homelessness Committee on Wednesday recommended extending two more hotel contracts to house the homeless. The Super 8, 5888 N. Broadway, or Comfort Inn, 401 E. 58th Ave, will shelter people experiencing homelessness.
Denver lets homeless stay at Aloft hotel through December
(Denver, Colo.) After Denver approved a $2.4 million contract, homeless people living at the Aloft hotel downtown can stay there until the end of the year. The contract pays Aloft, 800 15th St., to provide 140 rooms for $95 per night through Dec. 31 for a cost of $2.4 million.
Denver wants to do more to help homeless who are transgender
(Denver, Colo.) If you're transgender in Denver, you're far more likely to become homeless. But Denver wants to change that and offers culturally informed services to people experiencing homelessness. That means organizations like Colorado Coalition for the Homeless provide health care services sensitive to the needs of transgender people.
Denver committee approves contract to clean, sanitize hotel after use as homeless shelter
(Denver, Colo.) Although a Denver City Council committee approved a contract Wednesday to clean the Aloft hotel after its use as a homeless shelter, that doesn't necessarily mean people experiencing homelessness will be moving out anytime soon.
DougCo spends $200K to buy temporary housing for homeless
[DOUGLAS COUNTY, COLO.] Douglas County will purchase temporary housing shelters for those experiencing homelessness after the county commissioners approved spending over $206,000 in American Rescue Plan Act money.
Denver council delays housing homeless at hotel
(Denver, Colo.) The council office announced Thursday that the Denver City Council wouldn't meet Monday because it won't have a quorum. Several council members will be attending a conference.
Denver postpones vote on contract to house homeless in hotel
(Denver, Colo.) Denver City Council postponed for a week Monday a controversial vote on whether to extend a contract to house people experiencing homelessness at Aloft hotel. The council did not vote on the postponement. Councilmember Debbie Ortega invoked a rule allowing the postponement known as 3.7. Ortega said she could not attend the committee meeting where the contract originally was discussed.
Topeka's homeless encampments have been cleaned up more than once
Photo by Mart Production on Pexels. In March 2022, WIBW online reported that the homeless count in Topeka and Shawnee County had increased from 2021 even though the count in 2021 had decreased since 2020.
Neighbors complain about homeless living at Denver hotel
(Denver, Colo.) Neighbors of the Aloft hotel in downtown Denver say they're frustrated by litter on the street and people smoking meth outside the hotel. The city uses the hotel to house people experiencing homelessness at risk of catching COVID.
Homeless might continue to occupy Aloft hotel in downtown Denver
Correction: The story incorrectly reported the city approved the contract extension with Aloft. The council will discuss the issue on June 6, Councilmember Chris Hinds said. The story also incorrectly reported the amount of the contract from July through the end of December. It is for $2.4 million. Denver has spent $13.3 million to house people experiencing homelessness at Aloft since 2020.
Missouri legislature has passed a bill banning sleeping outside is really directed to homeless encampments
Photo by Naomi August on Unsplash. A Missouri bill that bans sleeping outside is only lacking the signature (or veto) of Governor Mike Parson as it has passed both chambers of the Missouri legislature.
The Top 5 American Cities for Overpriced Rent Are in Florida, According to a Recent Survey
Renters are sofa-surfing or taking extra jobs to avoid homelessness. A recent survey published by Florida Atlantic University has revealed the true scale of Florida's housing crisis, and demonstrates how the problem is uniquely Floridian.
Neighbors complain about homeless at Aloft hotel
(Denver, Colo.) Several Upper Downtown Neighborhood Association members told the Denver City Council Monday that homeless people staying in Aloft hotel openly use drugs, catcall passersby, and produce trash and feces that litter the streets.
Homeless bear the brunt of climate change’s wrath
(Denver, Colo.) From floods and wildfires to miserably hot days, climate change is killing people experiencing homelessness. People experiencing homelessness bear the brunt of nature’s wrath. Many stay outdoors around the clock because they have nowhere to go.
Pinal County’s homelessness resources recover from pandemic impacts, but now more people could be at risk
Affordable housing, evictions and homelessness have remained prevalent topics nationwide as the economic impacts of COVID-19 continue to resonate. In Pinal County, data shows that the population of people who are experiencing homelessness hasn’t grown drastically. The pandemic did, however, cause disruption to resource access, and many people are at risk of losing housing.
70 percent in Denver program reduce substance use, report says
(Denver, Colo.) Caring for Denver has made great strides in combatting substance abuse and mental health problems for Denverites, according to its 2021 annual report. Created by a city ordinance, Caring for Denver launched in 2019. Sales tax dollars fund the foundation.
At least 61% of LA voters say homelessness is a top priority in the upcoming mayoral race
Over 60% of voters across the city of Los Angeles are saying that homelessness is a top priority in the upcoming mayoral race, a poll by the Institute of Governmental Studies at the University of California has shown.