chris hinds dr Kathleen Van Voorhis and Kathleen Cronan, all wearing masks, take a selfie in front of two tents at the first Safe Outdoor Space to open in Denver

Homelessness in District 10 and Denver

Homelessness and Denver   Homelessness and District 10 Homelessness is the top concern of District 10 residents Homelessness is the top concern of the people who contact my office.  Or, to be more specific, the top concern is unsanctioned encampments…

Denver receives nearly $22 million in federal emergency rental assistance funds

Denver is receiving nearly $22M in federal Emergency Rental Assistance funds from the US. Department of Treasury. The new program will complement Denver’s locally funded Temporary Rental and Utility Assistance program as well as a similar program deployed with federal Coronavirus Relief Funds last year. Together, these programs served more than 2,100 unique households between March-December 2020.

Metro Denver Homeless Initiative awarded grant to support housing stability

Metro Denver Homeless Initiative (MDHI), through the support of Mayor Michael B. Hancock, has received $300,000 from the Metropolitan City 2021 CommunityWINS grant to support its Housing Stability Flexible Fund (Flex Fund). The grant will support individuals and households who are experiencing homelessness but have an immediate housing opportunity, as well as those at risk of experiencing homelessness.
Photo of Chris next to D10 encampment

January 2021 Homelessness Update

Homelessness is a city-wide issue, but the urban core, including parts of District 10, bears the brunt of this growing crisis. As the Mayor’s office puts it, District 10 is “ground zero” for our city’s homelessness crisis, and many would say Denver is the center of our state’s crisis.