Class Action Lawsuit Against Denver For Homeless ‘Sweeps’ Prepares For Upcoming Trial

Nearly three years after the initial lawsuit was filed against the city government for its so-called “homeless sweeps,” the City of Denver will stand trial beginning March 19. The lawsuit accuses the city government of denying homeless people their constitutional rights against unreasonable searches and seizures, cruel and unusual punishments, due process of law, and equal protection while conducting the “sweeps.” 

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“Not on our block”: Hilltop fought back against densification and the Green Flats development — and won

Many neighbors in the Hilltop neighborhood expressed great concern over the effect a re-zoning project would have on the neighborhood. But the battle that played out in a City Council vote highlights a question Denver will have to wrestle with in the near future: will residents tolerate increasing densification as land for development runs out?

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Conversations Through Art

Wonderbound Dance Company works regularly with the St. Francis Center to put on “Pari Passu,” a dance program for people experiencing homelessness. But after moving their studio to its new location off 40th Avenue, Wonderbound was looking for a way to bring in more foot traffic while continuing their work with St. Francis. In December 2018, they created an art exhibit in their entryway featuring the work of people experiencing homelessness. The VOICE visited the display, which will remain up through the end of February. 

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