“We have spent all this money but we don’t know if anything is actually getting any better,” Auditor Dennis Gallagher said in response to the audit.
The bill would also allow the homeless civil remedies in cases of police harassment.
Supporters of the legislation hope that the bill will stop the so-called "criminalization" of homelessness around the state.
A new report says that 90 percent of Colorado's homeless population have been harassed by police for a "crime of homelessness."
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The legislation is aimed at what advocates see as the criminalization of homelessness in a handful of Colorado cities.
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