Report from the Streets

HomesImpact of the Unauthorized Camping Ban on Denver’s Homeless Community

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Denver Homeless Out Loud (DHOL) invites the public to the release of a survey on the impact of the City of Denver’s Unauthorized Camping Ban on 500 homeless people living in Denver. The ordinance authorizes the police to require the homeless to go to a shelter or move along whenever they are caught covering themselves from the cold and elements or face criminal sanctions. Continue reading

Celebrating the First Three Months

Denver Homeless Out Loud began in October around the time of the first report by the Denver Police Department and Denver’s Road Home to the Denver City Council about the impact of the new ‘Urban Camping’ Ban. Here is a brief update on our progress over the past three months.

Denver Homeless Out Loud has accomplished the following:

  • Created a website that documents our projects, frames the injustice of the ‘Urban Camping’ Ban, provides resources and connects people with our work.
  • Connected with at least 18 partners in justice including the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless, the Denver Catholic Worker and the St. Francis Center.
  • Announced our work with an article in The Washington Park Profile.
  • Developed a survey to gather data from the homeless about the impact of the ‘Urban Camping’ Ban on their community.
  • Developed a core team of 17 and wider team of at least 50 volunteers.
  • Secured a $2,500 grant.
  • Surveyed over 600 homeless people about the impact of the ‘Urban Camping’ Ban. Continue reading