Colorado Domestic Violence and Homelessness
When asked if the eviction was linked with economic abuse, Christopher replied, “Absolutely. Financial abuse is all about power and control, who has access to finances or money when they need it. It can also have long-term impacts on survivors; it can impair their credit to where they may not be able to access safe housing in the future.”
How the press messages against the homeless in Denver
This level of reporting is becoming common place as an indirect way to imply that individuals living homeless are responsible for these fires. Can we not get any better reporting than this?
Pushback against Denver homeless initiatives grows, Unlawful
Denver’s camping ban ordinance has withstood several challenges to date. In 2016, a class of people experiencing homelessness filed a lawsuit—Lyall v. City and County of Denver— in federal court contending that the city’s practice of sweeping homeless encampments violated the constitutional rights of homeless people. The case was settled in 2019 just three months before the municipal elections. However, the settlement required Denver to provide at least seven days’ notice before sweeping an encampment and provide a meaningful way for homeless people to recover their confiscated property.
ACLU Boulder to abandon ‘unconstitutional’ homeless policies, Judges Orders
A federal judge issued a ruling in January that requires Denver city officials to give a written seven days notice before clearing most homeless encampments, or two days’ notice if the area is deemed dangerous to public health and safety.