In the spirit of equal time, Denver’s Road Home has responded to our recent post on allegations that Denver is attempting to hide its homeless during the DNC:
We would like to clarify some information related to your recent post about Denver’s homeless and the Democratic National Convention. A statement from the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless that clarifies the situation here in Denver is available at http://www.coloradocoalition.org/Road_Home_Q_and_A
But our concern for and commitment to the homeless is not limited to the time that the DNC is in Denver. Denver’s Road Home is a comprehensive, long-term plan designed to put people into housing while addressing the underlying causes of homelessness. It has been in place for almost three years – long before Denver was chosen to host the DNC – and will be in place for many years to come.
Denver’s Road Home was here before DNC and will be here long after the convention is gone.
We are, and have always been, committed to ensuring everyone has a safe place to be. During the DNC, DRH will expand outreach services to get the homeless connected with services/shelter. DRH is also working with providers to expand facility hours, both day and evening, and to provide special programs for homeless youth. DRH is also working closely with the Denver Police to ensure the safety and wellbeing of people on the streets.
Denver’s Road Home is working to ensure that people are safe and treated well during the DNC.
If you would like further information, please let us know.
Denver’s Road Home