If you’re homeless, don’t come to Boulder, CO

Originally published on 7/2/2013, but the points made here remain valid today:

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HELP BOULDER’S OWN HOMELESS PEOPLE — NOT TRANSIENTS!

By Max R. Weller

Originally published on 7/2/2013, but the points made here remain valid today:

In 2012, the Metro Denver Homeless Initiative Point-in-Time Survey counted 1,970 homeless men, women, and children in Boulder County. In 2013, that homeless population has increased to 2,366. 2013 data boken down by cities here in Boulder County will be released later. The reader will keep in mind that any “census” of the homeless always results in a significant undercount; in fact, for personal reasons, I refused to be counted in 2013.

Plenty of anecdotal evidence exists to confirm the increase. I’ve been living in Boulder, CO since February of 2008 — NEVER have I seen so many new homeless faces arriving in our fair city, and that trend is continuing into the summer when overnight sheltering is not available. It makes no sense whatsoever, and whoever…

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