Considering Ft. Lyon as a Home for the Homeless

March 1, 2013

There’s broad agreement at the state capitol that more needs to be done to help Colorado’s homeless and mentally ill. There’s also agreement that southeastern Colorado could use some economic development. But a proposal by Governor John Hickenlooper to do both in one project isn’t getting much traction. CPR Health Reporter Eric Whitney looks at the effort to turn scores of empty buildings at Fort Lyon into a rehabilitation center for the homeless.