May 14: One Year Anniversary of the “Urban Camping” Ban

May 14 @ 12:00 p.m.
Town Hall Meeting – Speak Out
16th and Arapahoe – by the Clock tower

Where are homeless people without shelter supposed to sleep?
How are they to stay warm?
Denver needs help in solving these problems

Denver Homeless Out Loud calls on all to commemorate the one year anniversary of passing the “Urban Camping” Ban on May 14, 2013. Join us for a Town Hall community time with FOOD and speak out about your experiences with the ban.

Homeless Sleeping Denver

The information in the survey shows that the 16th Street Mall and Civic Center have been largely cleared of the homeless, but hundreds of homeless people still walk the streets of Denver every night as they did before with a few changes. Now they cannot lie down, cover themselves and are constantly urged to “move on” by the police.

Denver Homeless Out Loud has requested that the Downtown Denver Partnership meet (in light of the new information in the survey), and work with the homeless community and other caring groups to end this situation which has been made worse by the ordinance. They have declined.

The Downtown Denver Partnership initiated the ordinance and now that it has passed, life is worse for the homeless. Help us ask the Downtown Denver Partnership to join with us and take a lead in the efforts to end this situation.

Denver’s homeless community, service providers, and concerned people joined together a year ago to resist the passage of this hurtful ordinance. We invite you to join together again one year later to continue to stand for the right to sleep.

For further information on how the camping ban has been effecting people’s lives, read the report prepared by Denver Homelesss Out Loud.

3 comments

  1. Why are you demonstrating or even continuing to deal with DDP? 16th St. Mall is set-up as a retail strip whose focus is retail, business, making money…Why not focus efforts on finding a place for the homeless to be or better yet initiatives that help them to no longer be homeless?

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