Denver Homeless Out Loud's Terese Howard on Homeless Sweeps Report


A NEW REPORT FROM THE ACTIVIST GROUP DENVER HOMELESS OUT LOUD SAYS ONLY EIGHT OF THE THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE MOVED FROM TENTS LAST YEAR... ACTUALLY FOUND PERMANENT SHELTER. IT ALSO SAYS 70-PERCENT OF THOSE SWEPT BY THE CITY ENDED UP RIGHT BACK IN THE SAME SPOT.

WE'RE LOOKING AT THE REPORT... DENVER HOMELESS OUT LOUD ACTIVIST TERESE HOWARD.

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-- Denver Homeless Out Loud report saysonly eight people of the thousands who were moved from their tents last year found permanent housing.

-- The reportalso found 70% of those swept by the city eventually reported going right back to the same location from which they were removed.

-- The report also suggests 71% of those removed from their encampments don’t know how to get their belongings back.

--The city has conducted 56 sweeps in the first six months of 2021, almost double the number of sweeps conducted all of last year.


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