Shortly after Mayor Michael Hancock was elected to his third term, Denver Homeless Out Loud published their First 100 Day Plan, calling on the mayor and City Council to work together to prove that Denver can “do better” for its most vulnerable residents as those who voted against Initiative 300 claimed.
While homeless people are among the most vulnerable to the kind of ferocious heat that scorched Europe in June and is blasting U.S. cities this month, officials have adopted some novel approaches to pushing them out.
Housing advocates in Denver are growing increasingly concerned that the city government is not abiding by the terms of the settlement in Lyall et all. v. Denver and is using smaller homeless sweeps to isolate vulnerable communities into a single area before conducting larger sweeps under the guise of public health and safety.
When I was young, my family lived paycheck to paycheck. My mom and dad seemed to work constantly to support our family of five. Every month was a struggle, but they made what most people would consider a pretty decent wage, certainly above minimum wage.
With summer comes one of the best seasonal traditions: settling on a park bench or on your couch for a long, lazy afternoon of reading. As the dog days of summer heat up, visit these spots to find a great, affordable book to cool down with.