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Homelessness among Boulder youth linked to Marshall Fire, evictions

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John Herrick/Boulder Reporting Lab.
A Boulder Valley School District bus passes a new housing project in the City of Boulder on April 25, 2023.

The 2021 Marshall Fire upended the lives of people who lived and worked in the areas in and around Boulder County. That's reflected in the number of students in the Boulder Valley School District who've recently faced housing instability and homelessness, which have been higher than at any time since the Great Recession. Reporter John Herrick wrote a story about it for the Boulder Reporting Lab and said the cost of housing is another contributing factor.