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Survey Results on Denver’s Homeless Population

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A new survey is out on Denver’s homeless population and it’s a very sorry state of affairs.

More than 9,091 people in the seven-county Denver metro area — including 3,261 children — did not have a permanent place to live the night of Jan. 23. ….Nearly 60 percent of the homeless in metro Denver are families with children.

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As to causes of Denver homelessness, the report found:

“Many families and individuals are vulnerable to economic disaster in many forms and are becoming homeless because of increasing housing costs, difficulties in obtaining health insurance to guard against a healthcare crisis, job loss or inability to find work at a livable wage.”

As we gear up for elections in November, we ought to demand the candidates provide us with concrete plans to alleviate this shameful travesty.

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