After 40 years fighting homelessness, a Denver ‘legend’ steps down
After 36 years, a fierce advocate for people experiencing homelessness announced he will leave his job once a replacement is found. John Parvensky leads the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless. By his count, CCH has built or acquired more than 2,000 affordable housing units and on any given night, the group says it houses up to 4,500 people or families. We speak with Parvensky and with Cuica Montoya, who runs the Safe Outdoor Spaces program. Montoya was formerly homeless and now works with Parvensky as a member of CCH's board.