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Denver Residents Upset About Hosting Homeless Micro-Community Sites

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Mayor Mike Johnston doesn’t have to look far for critics of his homeless housing plan.

Just outside his office, the neighbors and business owners of the Golden Triangle Creative District in Denver’s Civic Center neighborhood are skeptical about hosting two of his micro-communities in the area.

Lisa Beauchamp, co-chair of the district, says her neighborhood “feels like they weren’t being heard,” and one of the most common complaints from residents is that their community is being dealt an undue burden.

“There’s no reason to concentrate them in our area,” Natalie Janzen, a Golden Triangle resident for five years, tells Westword. “We have compassion for the people that are struggling, and I want them to be able to get help, but there’s some accountability.”

Beauchamp, who’s been living in…

Bennito L. Kelty

2023-09-08 13:54:00

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