Originally published on 4/23/2015 . . .
A LITTLE MORE ACCOUNTABILITY, A LITTLE LESS ENABLING
By Max R. Weller
This is a TRUE tale — and further evidence that the Housing First program here in Boulder, CO is FUBAR.
Who knows what goes through the minds of Housing First program residents in their brand new apartments at 1175 Lee Hill (built at a cost of over $200,000 each)? Since this facility opened last Fall, however, I can report seeing two HF clients panhandling at the nearby corner of N. Broadway & U.S. 36. With all of the cash benefits and other social services they receive in addition to housing, you have to wonder why it’s still necessary for them to “fly a sign” as they’ve done for years previously.
The NEW 31-unit, $6 million plus Housing First project at 1175 Lee Hill in Boulder, CO
Please don’t misunderstand — this is no encroachment on me, because I gain all the…
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