# Homeless shelters
Ways to help homeless people shivering in the Colorado cold
(Denver, Colo.) So maybe you’ve seen a homeless person shivering on the street, their breath visible it’s so cold. And at that point in time, maybe you decided you want to help.
Why some homeless people choose to shiver instead of shelter
(Denver, Colo.) When snow and cold began to bear down on the Front Range Wednesday afternoon, the chorus began: Why won’t some homeless people go to a shelter to escape the weather?
Denver council contributes almost $3 million for homeless motels
The Sand and Sage Motel on East Colfax in Denver.Google Street View. (Denver, Colo.) The Denver City Council on Monday approved two resolutions contributing almost $3 million toward the purchase of three motels for housing people experiencing homelessness.
Denver’s 4 new homeless hotels are just the beginning
(Denver, Colo.) Denver is juggling four new homeless hotel projects and others are in the works, according to city officials. During last week’s Safety, Education, Housing and Homelessness Committee meeting, members agreed to give a developer $983,456 to help acquire the Sand and Sage and Westerner hotels, 8405 and 8415 E. Colfax Ave. The full City Council still must approve the grant.
Opinion: Nurturing recovery in Denver homeless housing needed
A column in the Colorado Sun Oct. 22 caught my attention. The writer advocated for “Rehabilitation First” for people experiencing homelessness. Rehabilitation First is a philosophy that people who experience homelessness suffer from addiction and need substance abuse treatment if they are to succeed in housing. Aurora recently charted a “Rehabilitation First” approach. That doesn’t mean people who aren’t sober have to sleep outside. But cities with a Rehabilitation First approach tend to stockpile those not willing to undergo treatment in congregant shelters. Those who agree to treatment get better, more long-term accommodations.
Opinion: What homeless people fight about in shelters
Denver police cruisers often sit outside Salvation Army Crossroads homeless shelter.Google Street View. (Denver, Colo.) Earlier tonight I mentioned to a neighbor that my heart is heavy for the residents of Quality Inn on Zuni in Denver.
Denver 2023 homeless budget: Quarter of a billion dollars
The cover of Denver's 2023 plan to address homelessness.City and County of Denver. (Denver, Colo.) Denver’s plan to address homelessness in 2023 contains 56 pages and is backed by a quarter of a billion dollar budget, but it won’t even come close to housing everyone living on the streets.
Beefing up Denver homeless services by de-funding police fails
A tidy Denver homeless encampment is given notice to leave.Denver Homeless Out Loud. (Denver, Colo.) Denver City Councilmember Candi CdeBaca proposed a series of amendments during budget hearings Thursday that would have greatly improved services for people experiencing homelessness.
Opinion: Denver homeless shelters better than they used to be
On Monday, the City Council will consider a contract to allow Colorado Coalition for the Homeless to provide health care in the 48th Avenue congregant homeless shelter. As someone who experienced homelessness just a few years ago, I can tell you this is good news. I used to avoid Stout Street Clinic while homeless due to its location. I often did not feel safe going there. Having healthcare in the shelters is a positive step forward.
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 extends homeless hotel vouchers through March
(Denver, Colo.) The Safety, Housing, Education and Homelessness Committee of the Denver City Council approved Wednesday a contract providing hotel rooms to people experiencing homelessness through March 31, 2023.
Denver, homeless coalition search for shelter for displaced hotel residents
The Quality Inn on Zuni Street in Denver will cease operations as a homeless shelter next week.Google Street View. (Denver, Colo.) Despite being accused of kicking out about 150 people staying at Quality Inn on Zuni Street, the City and County of Denver and Colorado Coalition for the Homeless said Wednesday they continue to work hard to house residents.
Homeless told to leave Quality Inn ask Denver City Council for help
A resident of Quality Inn, which has housed homeless people two years, explains she is 83.Denver 8. (Denver, Colo.) Several homeless residents of Quality Inn hotel on Zuni Street say they have nowhere to go now that the city is kicking them out.
Homeless shelter at Denver Quality Inn closing, Aloft hotel’s future uncertain
The Quality Inn at 2601 Zuni St., Denver, will cease operations as a homeless shelter.Google Earth. (Denver, Colo.) The Denver City Council likely will extend two contracts next week to continue putting up people experiencing homelessness in hotels.
Denver spends $2.75 million to house homeless at former motel
Salvation Army Crossroads homeless shelter will remain open at least through 2023. The Salvation Army also will operate a homeless motel.City and County of Denver. (Denver, Colo.) Denver will continue to use the former Rodeway Inn at 4765 Federal Blvd. as a homeless shelter at least through Dec. 31.
New group criticizes Denver's 5-year plan to halve homelessness
Two men play chess at a Denver homeless shelter operated by Denver Rescue Mission.City and County of Denver/Department of Housing Stability. (Denver, Colo.) A new group critical of Denver's five-year plan to halve homelessness formed a non-profit to help provide permanent housing.
Aurora advances proposed urban camping ban
(Aurora. Colo.) Aurora moved another step closer to approving an urban camping ban Monday. During a study session, council members agreed to vote on the proposal at their Feb. 14 meeting.
Denver set to renew contracts for homeless shelters
Denver Rescue Mission CEO Brad Meuli inside a shelter.Denver Rescue Mission. (Denver, Colo.) Denver will consider extending shelter contracts Wednesday during the Safety, Housing, Education and Homelessness Committee meeting.