Community invited to view model homeless encampments

DENVER (KDVR) — Colorado Village Collaborative (CVC) is taking a new approach to its ongoing effort to set up sanctioned homeless camps in Denver.

The non-profit group expected to have its first Safer Outdoor Spaces site up and running by last July, but several proposed sites have been met with resistance from community members and political leaders.

“We have moved forward with sites. We had moved forward with the site—the Blair-Caldwell Library—for example.  But then the mayor changed his mind, once he heard from some community members,” Hannah Fageeh said, Safe Outdoor Spaces (SOS) manager with CVC.

SOS would be regulated encampments, that would accommodate about 50 tents in an area that is approximately 10,000 square feet.

CVC decided to take a new approach, in introducing the community to the concept—holding an open house to show the public what the site sites would look like.

The model site, which was

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