Mile High Tent City?

By | January 21, 2004

The Denver Channel has a story about an interesting proposal to help out the homeless here in Denver: build a tent city downtown. Randle Loeb – who is homeless himself – submitted a proposal for a downtown Denver tent city to the new Homeless Commission.

Loeb points out this is not a permanent solution. “‘We see this as an alternative for people to have safe, sanitary shelter. It’s an alternative, not forever.'” The idea is that the tent city would provide shelter for the homeless, who could then concentrate on finding jobs and a permanent place to live. However, there is one problem: “the area’s residents would need access to showers and drinking water.”

As can be expected, public opinion about this proposal has not been positive.

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