Knowledge Now: Homelessness in Colorado

March 1, 2015

Knowledge Now

Homelessness can be defined in many different ways. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has a specific definition, as do other national agencies that provide homelessness services. This Knowledge Now uses the definition of the Metro Denver Homeless Initiative, which provides the following conditions affecting vulnerable individuals that must be addressed to end homelessness: Sleeping in a shelter or place not meant for human habitation (i.e., cars, parks, or abandoned buildings). This also means living in transitional housing, including a hotel, motel, or with family members. 

Originally published in March, 2015.

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