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Feb. 21, 2024: A goal to address homelessness was met, so what’s next for people still on the streets?

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A Denver Broncos mascot at a homeless encampment at Logan and 8th, across from the Governor’s Mansion, in Denver, as city crews arrived to conduct a forced removal and cleanup of the site, Sept. 26, 2023.

At the start of the year, Denver’s mayor declared victory on a big campaign promise. He said the city had successfully sheltered more than 1000 people who’d been without housing. But 30 times as many people metro-wide used homelessness services over the past year. So, now what? Jamie Rife leads Denver’s Department of Housing Stability.