Denver Homeless Out Loud (DHOL) is a coalition of individuals and organizations working hand-in-hand with and for the homeless on the impact of the “Urban Camping” Ban. The “Urban Camping” Ban authorizes the police to require the homeless go to a shelter or move along whenever they are caught protecting themselves from the elements or face criminal sanctions. The ordinance went into effect on May 28, 2012. DHOL works to ensure that Denver’s homeless community has access to public space, adequate services, and a political voice in the City of Denver.
RESULTS OF THE DENVER CAMPING BAN SURVEY
- Survey: Camping Ban Leads to More Hardship, Colorado Public Radio
- Denver Homeless Out Loud releases survey results, Denver Post
- Snooze owner reverses stance on camping ban, Denver Post
- Group surveys Denver’s homeless population eight months into camping ban, Denver Post
The Pocket Report:
The Denver Camping Ban: A Report from the Street (condensed version) | Download PDF
As a first step we conducted a sample survey to document how this law has affected the lives of the homeless, how the Denver Police Department has enforced the ordinance, and whether the additional housing and services discussed by City Council and the Mayor have been provided.