Former hospital site on Broadway to become Housing First apartments

HELP OUR POOR, ADDICTED HOMELESS AND FEEL GOOD ABOUT IT!

By Max R. Weller

Plans are being made — behind the scenes, of course — to transform this huge facility into Permanent Supportive Housing for as many as 100 chronically homeless alcoholics and drug addicts with a dual diagnosis of mental illness or physical disability:

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Boulder Community Hospital Broadway campus, now owned by the City of Boulder and Boulder Housing Partners

The facility, where clients will not be required to maintain sobriety or seek employment and/or further education, will accept homeless men and women meeting the criteria of Housing First from anywhere in America. Executive Director Joy Moonbeam explained, “Boulder must lead the way in showing compassion to the most vulnerable in American society, and we reject discrimination on the basis of geography.”

A prospective HF client interviewed in Denver, who asked that his name not be used, said, “I love Boulder because I can get everything for free there, and now I’ll have an apartment, too.”

School children walk past a homeless man that was passed out, sleeping in Civic Center Park near Colfax and Broadway Tuesday afternoon. The Denver Post/ Andy Cross

School children walk past a homeless man that was passed out, sleeping in Civic Center Park near Colfax and Broadway Tuesday afternoon. The Denver Post/ Andy Cross

The Homeless Philosopher, who has always opposed such enabling of the worst-behaved homeless men and women, has now seen the light . . . In fact, I’ll be moving into Moonbeam Manor myself, as soon as it’s ready!

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