Housing people who were homeless doesn’t resolve neighborhood tensions
Colorado’s in the midst of a housing crunch, a pandemic, and an opioid crisis – all of which add to and complicate homelessness. Look no further than downtown Denver, where residents have tried to stop people from sleeping on the streets around Union Station and on the 16th Street Mall. The city has housed some of those folks in hotels. But not everybody likes that solution. Denverite’s Kyle Harris found some downtown residents want people experiencing homelessness to be moved out of the city center, even if they’ve found temporary shelter.