Denver’s ‘unauthorized camping ban’ turns 10, but has it made a difference?
Ten years ago, May 17, 2012, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock signed a bill to ban unauthorized camping in the city. It’s a policy critics said criminalized homelessness. The ban is still in effect, even as the number of people experiencing homelessness has multiplied. Denverite’s Kyle Harris has been looking into the ban’s widely debated history and where things stand today.