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Denver council approves managed homeless camp on metropolis property

Denver council approves managed homeless camp on metropolis property

The settlement, which handed in an 11-1 vote, permits Colorado Village Collaborative to lease the parking zone of the Human Companies East Workplace on Steele St.

DENVER — For the primary time, certainly one of Denver’s managed homeless campsites can be run on metropolis property after the Metropolis Council authorised a license settlement for the camp Monday.

The settlement, which handed in an 11-1 vote, permits Colorado Village Collaborative to lease the parking zone of the Human Companies East Workplace at 3815 N. Steele St. for the campsite, known as a Secure Out of doors House. Solely Councilwoman Amanda Sawyer voted no.

“I’ve constantly voted towards using Secure Out of doors Areas and I’m going to proceed to take action tonight,” Sawyer mentioned.

> The video above aired in October: Denver Well being parking zone will develop into secure outside house

The settlement handed on Monday doesn’t embody any further funding for the managed homeless campsites and costs Colorado Village Collaborative $10 for the lease. In earlier conferences, Sawyer has argued town shouldn’t assist individuals residing in tents and will give attention to conventional shelter programs.

Different council members and metropolis officers have defended this system, which was established firstly of the COVID-19 pandemic when charges of homelessness elevated, as did public well being issues relating to indoor shelters.

> Learn the total story at denvergazette.com.

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