Colorado’s Homeless Finding Shelter in Hotels

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Audra Nicks and her husband work full-time, but they say they can’t afford a home. They live at the Ramada Inn in Wheat Ridge, near Denver, with their large family. The Nicks are one of several homeless families living at the hotel -- one sign of growing poverty in Jefferson County. Reporter Monica Potts wrote about these families in a recent edition of the political magazine “The American Prospect.” Monica Potts and Audra Nicks speak with CPR’s Andrea Dukakis.

[Photo: Monica Potts]