While the cold pushed some homeless indoors, shelter use was not above average this weekend.
The city's only homeless camp closed last month, and the ACLU said it was cruel and unusual to criminalize camping when homeless people had nowhere else to go.
The program ran for about a year and was intended to give people experiencing homelessness a safe place to store clothing and other possessions.
The City of Colorado Springs is considering investing $500,000 to help double shelter beds for the homeless.
Officers say Maurice Butler likely knew two of the victims and that the incident was not random.
The Beloved Community Village has been able to show that, "tiny home villages are an asset to a community." Now a year later after their start, there's research to back that up.
Colorado Commission for the Homeless backs the program. But there are still critics at the state legislature, who promise to take a hard look at it next session.
A passerby discovered the bodies near the intersection of South Broadway and East Ohio Avenue and alerted police shortly before 11 a.m. Thursday.
Some believe the policy unfairly targeted the homeless.
The fenced-in outdoor shelter, which would be located near the city’s dog park would have designated tent sites, port-a-potties and water.